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Cheekbones, jawline. Sometimes my nose. My face is really pale and tends to look washed out and flat. I use a really subtle color to do it.

I don’t do it daily but I doing it for nights out and photographs for the same reason. ^_^ I look like a ghost otherwise.

Normally not, but I was experimenting with a makeup look earlier this evening that I think would’ve been fantastic with some cheek contouring. Don’t have the right stuff for it at the moment.

I hate my nose and want it to look slimmer, but when I try contouring it, it looks like I have dirt running down the sides of it. I wonder what the trick is?

i don’t contour regularly but to get a contoured effect i used mac’s matte blush in coppertone as blush/contour
i apply it with the bobbi brown face blender brush right under my cheekbones and in the hollows of my cheeks
i love the look it gives and i do this nearly everyday in the summer

Never. The bronzer/contour powder look odd from a side view and darkens my face.

Instead of contouring, I use highlighter powder on the highs of my cheekbones.

If I wear shadow I sometimes do a contour shade if that counts. Otherwise cheek bones but it’s not a regular step. I suspect I contoured my cheekbones heavily enough during the 80s to have fulfilled all lifetime obligations lol Had an awesome brush I loved for it. Can’t remember anything except it came as part of a beauty cache program that sent a set of makeup items every month for a fixed price. I remember getting several really handy brushes, red door perfume. I don’t know if anyone else even remembers it, I think they did ads in the mags like Cosmo & seventeen & supermarket coupon sections. I seem to remember they were random but pretty nice stuff usually and it was only like $15/month.

What a timely question for I just began contouring whenever I wear makeup for it does indeed make a difference – esp. since I have a round face and a lot of cheek area. I contour only the hollows of my cheeks with an eyeshadow that is only slightly (ever so slightly) darker than my skin tone so it is a very natural contour which gives my face some very subtle definition.

By the way, Christine, thank you for the highlighting and contour YT video — it was one of the best I have seen to date on YT and was very helpful.

I was actually wondering about that in the last few days, to me contouring on girls seems very obvious, it’s not like a highlighted or blush that can seen totally natural and as of you are not wearing makeup, it is very visible actually.. So is it really necessary? I mean, my face is quite thin I would say, but I feel I would look better with contouring. I just dont want to try, because I’m scared it’ll just look like I have some weird pigmentation/it’ll be too obvious.. So for the question, I don’t contour regularly, but if I would start it’d be on the cheek bones. I hope I’ll see here some enlighting comments about it.

not regularly bc it makes me look older. only for some special occasions when i need to look extra polished. solar bits bronzer works great for my nc25-30 skin when used with a light hand, it shows up matte even though i see some sparkles in the pan.

I didn’t in the past cos I had great cheekbones, everyone was complimenting them lol. But since I gained some weight lately I feel my face is a bit chubby so I try to contour whenever I have time to do it. It actually does make a difference and make my face a bit slimmer.:-)

My skin is extremely fair! I’m an NW15 and honesty if there was a lighter shade I’d probably be that. I always find contouring challenging I feel like every bronzer I’ve ever tried is WAY too dark and I end up with very obvious lines even if I spend what feels like forever blending it. So every once in a while I’ll do it but very rarely. Does anyone know any good brozers for very fair skin? I do highlight day to day though. My favorite highlighter, NARS Albatross.

On my pale skin i used to wear nw15 buy foud nc15 studio tech not to be as pigmented (less yellowish) and bronzers always look like dirt on my fair skin so i buy hello flawless benefit powder in beige (a few shades darker than my face colour with no shimmer) as my contouring shade. Works a charm!

I contour my cheekbones and everyday with Benefits Hoola. Works perfectly as I’m so pale, but I have to be careful because its so pigmented!

I contour my cheeks, nose, hairline. I am very pale and a little subtle contouring makes me look more awake and healthy, and brings out my bone structure.

I always contour my cheekbones. Even if I don’t wear any other make up that day I’ll find the time to swipe a light matte bronzer under my cheekbones.

Never, I don’t think it’s necessary plus, if you do it have to be very gentle otherwise you will look like a freak

Well I do contour my eye sockets, because they’re deep set yet bizarrely not very defined at all. I don’t contour my cheeks though, It just looks weird. I do use highlighter on the tops of my cheekbones to bring them out though.

i forgot to mention that i use stila sun bronzing powder shade1 as a blush and it really brings out my cheekbones even tho i dont put it in my hollows! closest i get to contouring on a regular day.

Nose (its too wide), Cheekbones (I have almost none, ahah) and Jawline (which I almost don’t have too).

When I do my cheeks I always look slimmer on the face, and much prettier in my opinion.

I slightly contour my cheekbones, temples and jawline this time of the year ’cause my face gets really pale during winter

I contour everyday! I use MAC’s “Sculpt” Sculpting Powder with the MAC 109 brush in order to contour my cheekbones and jawline. Afterward, I use a small fluffy dome brush to contour my nose with the same sculpting powder.

I do my cheeks and jawline a lot using MAC’s Wedge. I have weak bone structure, so I really need to create the lines myself.

I only now got into contouring around my cheekbones at least anyway with Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Deep. Then I put my blush, MAC Saffron eyeshadow, on top of the cheekbones.

Yes, I do. I already have very prominent bones/facial structure, but having a ton of stomach problems has caused me to be even skinnier. It seems weird to say, but without makeup it looks really sickly, but with the makeup it looks a lot better! I usually will do my cheekbones, down the sides of my nose, and my temples. I just like having a super-chiseled yet really feminine look, and feel more confident that I don’t look sickly when I do it..

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