How to contour and highlight your face properly – makeup step by step

How to contour and highlight your face properly


With the help of the famous makeup technique “contouring and highlighting” you can do wonders with your face. Contouring is a makeup technique that allows you to emphasize beneficial facial areas while concealing problem areas. With the light-shadow game your face gains freshness and charisma. We have created a step by step tutorial how to contour and highlight your face properly.

How to contour and highlight your face properly – the necessary makeup products

contour and highlight your face properly easy tutorial step by step

With the help of our tutorial and these few good products and makeup tools, you will be able to achieve a perfect look in no time at all. See for yourself that a narrower nose, fuller lips and higher cheekbones can only be achieved with the right technique. Here is what you need:

contour and highlight your face makeup tutorial products

Concealer (2 to 3 shades lighter from your skin tone)

Contour Stick

Makeup Sponge

Blending Brush

How to contour and highlight your face properly – step by step instructions

Apply concealer under the eyes to brighten them up


Apply concealer under the eyes to brighten them up and to cover any dark circles.

Concealer in the center of your forehead makes it look bigger.

apply concealer under the cheekbones How to contour and highlight your face


To make your nose appear narrower, dot a certain amount on the bridge of your nose and around it.

Applying it on your cupid’s bow makes your upper lip appear fuller.

Concealer under the cheekbones enhances them.

face contour and highlighting tutorial concealer contour stick


Highlight the chin to make it pop.

Concealer is used for highlighting the high points of the face.

Contouring around the bridge of the nose will make the concealer stand out.

Contouring enhances the bone structure of the face and is all about shadows.

Contour the bridge and the tip of the nose

To contour the cheekbones start right above the ear and follow the bone structure until you reach the apples. Follow the bone structure.

How to contour and highlight your face properly step by step instructions

Apply on the temples and on the forehead.

Define your jawline.

How to contour and highlight your face properly highlight cheekbones

Blend with dabbing motions.

Use a blending brush to be more precise.

Blend the contour on your cheekbones upwards.

apply contour and highlight blending with makeup sponge

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