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Corrective Contouring for the Long Face Shape

For the oblong or rectangle or long face, the objective is to make the longest portions appear shorter or wider. Shadowing helps soften the angles of your face and adds definition where you need it. Be generous with the blush on the apples of your cheeks, especially the bottom parts. This makes your face look rounder.

Shading/contouring at the top of the cheekbones and around the jaw line (the chin) helps subdue the angles and gives your face a softer and more rounded shape. Apply a highlighting color just underneath your cheekbones. To contour you can use foundation/powder, which is a shade or two darker than the skin tone, to soften the angles of your face. The chin and forehead are two areas where contouring will help give the appearance of a shorter face shape.

Step 1: Dip your 127 Blush Brush into a blush/bronzer color that is one shade darker than your client’s skin tone and apply this onto her cheekbones. This will “push” back the high cheekbones and bring them more into balance with the rest of her face. Do the same around her jaw line. Step 2: Wipe your 127 Blush Brush with a tissue.

Step 3: Take your blush brush and dip it into a white, beige or cream eye shadow color. Do highlighting just underneath her cheekbones Step 4: Wipe your blush brush with a tissue. Step 5: Finally, take your 127 Blush Brush and dip it into a powder that is one to two shades darker than your client’s skin tone. This you must apply around her hairline and at her chin.

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This will help give the appearance of a shorter face. * You may also use the 125 Foundation Brush and do shading around these areas if you find that it works better for you.

 

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