Monday, 13 October 2014


Next on the list is contouring and highlighting to suit the round shaped face. I hope everyone can learn something even if you are an advanced makeup applicator or a novice at applying makeup.


I am sure anyone can tell a round face when they see one but I will still run through a few characteristics so that everyone has an idea of what a round face look like.

A round face consists of curved and wider forehead, half-moon shaped looking jawline and a chin that’s form a circle with the face.


Contouring is mainly to hide, slim or lengthen the facial structure through the use of makeup. Highlighting on the other hand is to draw attention, improve a flat area on the face (nose) and enhance the overall features of the face. It's like giving a three dimension aspect to your face.

You need to start by contouring the sides of the temples to reduce the curve in the forehead. Also since the jawline is shaped like a half-moon you need to contour the sides of the cheek bones just under the cheek bone in the hollow area. This will reduce the roundness that your face is portraying.

All you need to do next is highlight the cheeks with a matte highlight. This will balance the cheek bones with the contoured jawline.

The main aim of contour and highlight is to ensure your face is symmetrical. Since most of aren't privileged with perfect features I sure am not lucky with perfect features, we can artificially achieve these with makeup making them look as if we naturally have these features.

I hope you long shaped girls learned something new. Let me know how you contour or highlight. I would love to know if you follow these steps of if you follow something else. Either way let me know.



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