Easiest Way To Highlight And Contour Your Face


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Highlighting and contouring the face has been a lot of struggle for most ladies and honestly, it can be annoying when you see people having that perfect look but you really do not know where to begin. Trust me, if your highlight and contour are properly done, you are already halfway to having that perfect face. Other makeup routines can blend in if these two are just the perfect fit on the face. Contouring is giving shape to an area of the face and enhancing the facial structure through makeup while highlighting is basically adding light to your face. This effect can actually be achieved by using two different shades of powder, cream and so on.

How To Highlight And Contour Your Face In Simple Steps

So, the things you need are your regular foundation which is usually the same colour as your skin tone and two other foundations (darker and lighter shades). You can also top the look off with this Waterproof Highlighter, Bronzer, Contour, Illuminator Palette. You can use a brush or your fingers for blending to get that finished look. But a brush would work perfectly well.

Here is a very simple process for achieving the look

contour and highlightStep 1

Start by applying your foundation which is the same colour as your skin tone.

Step 2

Now highlight your face by applying the foundation which is two shades lighter than your skin.

The foundation should be applied at;

  • The centre of your forehead.
  • Along your brow lines.
  • Under your eyes.
  • The centre of your chin.
  • The section between the tip of your nose and the top of your lip.
  • The centre of your nose.

Step 3

Now contour your face by applying the foundation which is two shades darker than your skin.

This should be applied at;

  • The top of your forehead
  • The right and left side of your forehead
  • Along the left and right side of the nose
  • Along your jawlines starting from your ear.

Step 4

Now you can blend them using your brush or fingers. It would be good to try to blend very well so that there won’t be any mark left on the face.

Step 5

After everything, you can choose to go ahead and dab a little of the Highlighter to give your face that extra glow.

waterproof bronze, highlighter, contour, illuminator

The highlighter should be applied just on top your chin on both sides and should not be too much so it doesn’t look too shiny!

And tada!! Your finished look should be like the one above!

If you still need extra help, check out this youtube video showing the easiest way to highlight and contour your face even as a beginner.

It’s okay if you don’t get it at first, I’ll encourage you to try and try again and you’ll be surprised how simple it can be. Don’t forget to share your experiences in the comment box below.




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21 thoughts on “Easiest Way To Highlight And Contour Your Face”

  1. Determining your face shape is the first and most important step when highlighting and contouring. For each face shape, there is a slightly different placement of the highlight and contour.

  2. Howdy! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to
    give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your articles.

    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that
    cover the same topics? Thanks!

  3. Why haven’t I seen this all along! I have wasted time on youtube and still, it felt like they were deliberately making it looks difficult! This is quite simple and I like it!

  4. Lol. I do not know why I still can’t get this right. I see people do it and it looks easy but I just cant get the same result for myself! I guess I’m not cut out to do my own contour myself.

  5. Ahaa, its pleasant conversation about this post, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting here. I have been browsing online more than 2 hours today,
    yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  6. This is by far the easiest way to contour! It took me a while to get a hang of it but when I did it comes very naturally now!

  7. Countless videos and even more posts and I still struggle to highlight ahd contour my face perfectly! Phew! What I will give to know this like a pro.

  8. My friend shared this on facebook and said it’s actually the easiest method to highlight her face she has come across and I just had to come and see for myself. I like that it is clearly explained and very understandable too.


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