You’re doing it wrong: How to contour based on your face shape so it actually complements your bone structure YouTube screenshot

If the point of contouring is to enhance the natural angles of your face, you want to make sure you get those highlights and shadows in just the right spot. Otherwise, it can end up having the opposite effect of what you?re trying to achieve. And that means making adjustments based on the shape of your face.

The differences might seem subtle, but these small changes can help you get actually get the look you?re going for.

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If you?ve ever contorted and thought you’ve almost got it, but don?t know where you went wrong, these tips will teach you how to get it exactly right.

Makeup artist Shirley Pinkson covers what changes to make to your routine if you have a round, heart, or square shaped face.

Jessie Taylor is a freelance writer and crafter who is currently traveling the U.S. in search of her ideal place to live and the perfect cup of coffee. Follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter.
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