Contouring can make a significant difference to the shape and definition of key areas of your face. Whether subtle and soft, dramatic and chiseled, contouring makeup helps you to naturally sculpt, define, illuminate, and brighten. Enhancing features by creating customizable depth and dimension, contouring can slim any face shape. Using deeper shadows like mineral bronzers and darker hues in the contour kit, these create the illusion of shaping features and add natural-looking definition. Choose a contour shade two times deeper than your natural complexion, then apply this along the lower parts of your cheekbones, hairline, sides of the nose, and jawline. For a more subtle effect, diffuse the contouring by shading along areas of your face where natural light hits first. You could use a bronzer for this to create a natural looking sun-kissed look.
Next up is highlighting to bring up those high points with luminosity and brightening. The most common areas to highlight are the middle of the forehead, brow bones, upper cheekbones, down the center of the nose and the tip, the lip bow, and center of the chin, as these are where the light will hit naturally. For a more sheer, dewy look a highlighting balm is your go-to, while for more extroverted sparkle and matte effect, opt for a shimmer powder. You’ll need tools to achieve this, so invest in contouring/highlighting brushes.