Make up is a blessing for many women and they don’t feel confident enough till they have applied a good blush on and perfect winged eyeliner before they go outside. Make up has varied varieties from “occasional” to “professional” to “party” style. The make-up technique of contouring and highlighting is not known to many, which is why you need to know your face shape before you start with the process. Makeup tutorials might be telling you how to do make-up according to a particular face shape and if you have a different cut, it is not going to suit you. Here learn how to properly contour and highlight according to your face.

Diamond face shape

You should contour the area below your cheekbones, starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks. Highlight Under your eyes in an upside-down triangle shape and along your brow bone to brighten your eyes. Also apply the highlighting powder, in the middle of your forehead and the middle of your chin as it will broaden these naturally narrow areas.

Heart-face shape

Start contouring along the sides of your forehead and temples so that a balance is created between the wider upper half of your face and the narrow lower half, covering the area below your cheekbones must be contoured starting from ears and ending in the middle of cheeks. Since the chin is pointed, dab a bit of powder there to soften. Highlight under your eyes in an upside-down triangle shape, which brightens the beautiful feature on your face: eyes. Now highlight the narrow areas, which would be middle of your forehead and middle of your chin. This way they’ll look broaden.

Oblong Face shape

You need to contour along your hairline so it seems so you have a lower hairline and under your chin, so your face seems rounder. Also cover the area below your cheekbones starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks. Highlight under your eyes in an upside down triangle shape so that they brighten.

Oval Face Shape

Contour the sides of your forehead just slightly to make your hairline appear narrower and below your cheekbones starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks. Highlight the middle of your forehead and the middle of your chin. Don’t miss doing it under your eyes and also along your brow bone for making them look brighter.

Rectangle Face Shape

Contour the sides of forehead to make it look narrower and also along your hairline so it creates an illusion of lower hairline. Apply it on your jaw line as well for its narrower look and on the area below your cheekbones starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks. Highlight middle of your chin and under your eyes, along your brow bone.

Round Face Shape

Contour on the sides of your forehead and along your temples to make the area narrower. Also start contouring on the area below your cheekbones starting from your ears to in the middle of your cheeks, and then curving down to your jawline so that your face appears longer. Highlight the middle of your forehead and the middle of your chin and skin under your eyes in an upside-down triangle shape.

Square Face Shape

Start contouring the sides of your forehead to make your hairline appear narrower and under your jawbone as well for the same reason. Cover the area below your cheekbones also, starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks. Highlight middle of your forehead and middle of your chin and dab it under your eyes and along your brow bone to make your eyes look brighter.