Contour Correct: 3 Simple Tips On How To Achieve The Best Highlight

Countour-Main-HypehairThere are plenty of YouTube beauticians detailing the perfect smokey eye or red carpet look. And in this endless sea of how-to videos, there are also plenty with step-by-step instructions on how to achieve contouring your face. Contour is a makeup trick meant to highlight certain areas on the face with a specific shading techniques, allowing you to accentuate or hide features on your face.

While contouring, the goal is to have the light hit the highest point of the face which are the high cheek bone, forehead, bridge of the nose, chin and jaw line. A contour palette will include various shades for your particular complexion and requires different size brushes to achieve the effect.

Don’t get caught outside with too much of a highlight or wrong use of palette. Here are some tips to make sure your contour is on point.

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Alley Olivier is a New York-based writer (and recent grad!) whose hair is now a mocha mahogany ‘fro.