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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.

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