Contouring Face Tutorial

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This Contouring Face tutorial is all about this makeup trick that I have been dying to try. Contouring is no longer only for Hollywood starlets; it’s for everyone! I recently got my makeup done by a professional, and they taught me a few tricks that I am going to share with you. It will help your face look better whether you are smiling or frowning. Some of these face contours only work if you are smiling. Personally, I love to laugh, but it is unrealistic to think that you will do it all the time. Here is my contouring face tutorial on how to do it quick and easily every day or just for a special night out, like Valentine’s Day, without breaking your makeup budget.


I started my makeup look with the new Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation. It is a soft matte hydrating foundation. I am pretty pale, so I am using Warm Porcelain. I applied the foundation with Maybelline Dream Blender. I put a dab of foundation on my forehead, each cheek, and my chin. I blended using the side of the dream blender in circles on my cheeks and from the inside outward on the chin and forehead. I used the tip of the Maybelline Dream Blender to blend the Dream Foundation around my nose, eyes, and mouth.

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The face contouring starts with a big smile so that you can add the pink blush to the apples of your cheeks. Apply the blush from the Maybelline Master Contour Palette – Face Contouring Kit with medium blush brush using a circular motion. Using the application brush that came with the Maybelline Master Contour – Face Contouring Kit, apply the brown contour color to the bottom portion of the apples of the cheeks in a wide U shape rather than in straight line. This is how you make your face look good resting and smiling. Add the brown color between the pink and the hairline with an upward motion.



Using the application brush that came with the Maybelline Master Contour – Face Contouring Kit, use the brown color and tap off excess and blend along the temples and hairline. Once the brush is empty go over the edge with small circular motions for a seamless look.


Add color under the eyes and on the cheekbone using the highlight color and the brush that came with the palette.


Using a clean medium size blush brush, blend the colors together.


To complete a quick night out look, I used the Maybelline Eye Studio Master Graphic eyeliner to line the inner waterline on the top lashes and of course, Maybelline Lash Sensational Black Pearl Mascara.



I found all the goodies for this Contouring Face Tutorial at Walmart this week on this end cap.

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Easy Face Contouring Tutorial by Beauty Blogger April Golightly

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