9 Simple Tips to Contour a Round Face Look
It can be difficult to find the best makeup tip for a well-rounded face given that there are numerous suggestions out there. However, some makeup artists have round faces and some even claim that it took them longer than they expected to find out the right makeup tips towards the acquisition of their goals. The main purpose of contouring is to make your face look a little slimmer and not necessarily so round. With that in mind, there are some tips you can follow in contouring to make that big difference you have always craved for.
Select your contour color and sweep it under your cheekbone using a soft, angled brush. To find your cheekbones, tap your face using your fingers. Ensure that the color goes in the hollow just below it. It is at this point that the color should appear quite strong, but there is no point of worrying. This is the area you should blend using your fingers, The blending should be done upwards because blending downwards will result to a muddy face since you are more likely to lose the height of your cheekbone.
Next, move to blend the contour color into the hairline. This is helpful in that it gives your skin a healthy glow, and reduces the appearance of a flat forehead and baldness. Even if you don’t have a large forehead, blending the contour color into your hairline is an important step in making your face more rounded and youthful.
Blend your nose using your fingers, rub a little contour powder along the sides of your nose to make it look a little straighter and in good shape. If you contour at the tip of your nose, it might make it look too thin and disproportional to the rest of your face. If the intention is to make your nose appear shorter, run a little contour along your nostrils. However, be cautious because too much contouring can make it look a little longer than your primary intentions.
Your chin needs a little contouring if you find that it is drooping. Simply sweep a touch of contour powder beneath your jaw line. This instantly hides the saggy bits to make you look far much younger.
Brush your eyes If you are looking for a celebrity look, the inner corner of your eyes up to the brows requires contouring using a contour powder. This helps your eyes to pop and get more defined.
Highlighting after contouring, highlighting is the next important thing for a well-rounded face. A suitable highlighter helps to reflect the light in areas on your face that you want to receive much attention. Thus it should be applied in places like cheekbones, brow bone and down to the center of your nose to give an impression of a rounded face.
When conducting your final touches, dab a little amount of a highlighter onto your Cupid’s bow (the little dip on your upper lip).
If you want to make your cheekbones stand out, use a large powder brush to sweep a loose face powder along the lower jaw, below the area you applied the contour for the cheekbone.
Use a darker foundation because according to Jessica Lauren, a New York City makeup artist, dark colors draw more attention away from the sides of your face. She recommends that you can chose a shade or two darker than the one you typically use and blend the center of your face downward and inward from your temples and upward and inward from your jaw.
Use Highlighter to Draw Angles use a highlighter that is a shade or two lighter than your natural skin tone starting from the middle of your forehead, moving on to your chin. This brings the areas forward creating a more angular look.
Blush to lengthen your face because according to Lauren, you should apply blush on areas of your cheek that appears not lower than the imaginary lines at the bottom of your nose. Avoid applying the blush to the apples of your cheeks in a circular motion as it can make your face look extremely rounded. Lauren recommends a peach blush under your cheekbones. Then blend upwards towards your temple.
While a more rounded face can make you years younger, contouring mostly targets to make your face slimmer. Some of your features can get lost in a round face and therefore you should give more attention to your eyes and lips by using the right cosmetic products. The above tips can help you contour for a more rounded tips. However, they are not exhaustive because they may not apply to every person. It is therefore recommendable to keep your eyes and ears open and explore further to find out other contouring tips and procedures for a look that suits your cosmetic needs.