Contouring is one of the oldest practices in the makeup industry. Yet contouring is one of the most frequently left-out steps in makeup applications. Contouring creates a sense of balance, adding definition to your makeup with color. Contrary to belief, contouring is always some shade of brown. Never use shades of makeup such as pink, plum etc. Use a shade that is similar to your skin tone, when it is tan, when contouring.
To contour Nose:
To slim your nose you would apply the contouring shade on each side of your nose, blending carefully, and the highlighter down the center of your nose.
To contour Cheekbones: To enhance the cheekbones, suck in your cheeks, apply a darker shade to the hollows and a highlighter to the top of the cheekbones. Then apply blush as normal. Don't over due it! To contour Chin:
For a small, thin chin, apply highlighter to the center of the chin, directly under the center of the lip. To minimize a double chin, apply bronzer along the jaw line and blend it down, towards your neck. This creates depth and helps to strengthen the jaw line.
You should always apply contouring color on your neck to your shirt line to avoid a "mask" look.
To contour Eyes: Used at the back corner of the eye going upward toward the temple.
To contour Lips: To slim full lips, apply a deep shade of lip color to the entire lip. If you want to plump up thin lips, you can apply a light lip color with shimmer or gloss. Then apply highlighter between the peaks of the upper lip and below the center of the lower lip. This makes thin lips look full and gives a pouty appearance.