How To Choose The Right Contouring and Highlighting Products

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Makeup can be used to enhance a woman’s natural beauty. For every woman, the goal for applying makeup is to create the ideal version of herself. She wants to correct what she sees as imperfections and produce a flawless look. While we all know there is no such thing as perfection, properly applied makeup lends to the illusion of perfection. Contouring and highlighting is the key to that illusion.


These days, women have a myriad of products to choose from. Spread your cosmetics out in front of you. You will probably find that many of the items you need are already part of your makeup kit.


For contouring, you will need a dark color that will make some areas of your face appear smaller. You may choose to use:

  • Foundation
  • Blush or bronzer (browns, plums, or wine-colored)
  • Powdered eyeshadow (browns andtaupes)
  • Brown pencil
  • Cream shadow


For highlighting, you will need a light color that will your accentuate features and provide the illusion of largeness. You may choose to use:

  • Foundation
  • Blush (pinks, coral, and oranges)
  • Cream concealer
  • White, pink, or white-pearl pencil
  • Eyeshadow (white,gold, beige, or pink)


The colors you choose will be based on what works best with your unique skin tone. To make it easier, contouring and highlighting kits are available with all of the options you will need to create the perfect illusion.


Next, taking into consideration your natural face shape, follow these step-by-step instructions to contour and highlight your face to create the illusion of an oval-shaped face.