Whether you are looking to enhance your cheekbones or looking to create the illusion of defined cheekbones (that's me!), then follow these tricks of the trade! I will also show you how to disguise a large forehead -, slim your nose, and define your jaw line all with just a few products!
As you can see in the photo, I have indicated the main areas to contour but I will also explain a couple of other areas to sculpt that will further enhance your look!
You can contour with a powder, cream base, dark foundation, concealer stick or some bronzing powders as long as you follow these simple rules; the shade must be 4-6 shades darker than your skin tone and the formula must be matte! I am really liking the Coastal Scents Blush & Contour Palette.
If you wish to thin your nose you can apply the contour shade to the sides of your nose. Blend very well! You can also shorten the appearance of your nose by applying it to the tip of your nose.
If you have a round face you may wish to define your jawline. Apply the shade on the jawline and just under the bones. You will want to avoid this step if you have a thin face or a very structured jawline as this can come off looking quite masculine to those face shapes.
Be sure to blend all of your contouring really well using circular motions with your brush.
Highlighting will enhance your look by drawing the eyes to the higher planes of your face. You can also use techniques to straighten your nose. I absolutely love the Cream Colour Base in "Hush" by MAC. It has a beautiful shimmer that catches the light and is so gorgeous! You will also need a matte highlighter if you want to do a complete sculpt and shape. In the photo I have marked the areas to highlight with a shimmery highlighter. I will explain where you can apply the matte highlighter to fully shape your face.
Have fun shaping and sculpting! You are beautiful!