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Contouring Tips for Oval Faced Shapes

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If you have an oval face like the contour queen herself, Kim K., you don’t really need to “correct” anything. But you can bring out your cheekbones and slim other features (the nose, for example).

An oval face is longer than it is wide (by about half again), with not much jutting definition around the cheekbones and a slightly wider forehead than chin. An oval is typically 3 parts long to 2 parts wide. In other words, the width of your face is about 1/3 less than the length of your face. There are also no major corners on an oval face shape– not around the hairline or on the jawline.

Step 1: Apply contouring product under your cheekbones.

Tip: When shading outward, do not go further than the outer edge of your brow.

Step 2: Put contouring product down the sides of your nose and streak highlighter down the middle (use the same techniques as the heart-shaped face). If you have a long nose and want to make it look shorter, only apply highlighter at the bridge of your nose, not all the way down.

Step 3: Apply highlighter to the following areas: above your lips, above your cheekbones, on your eyelids.

Step 4: Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks (in between the contouring and highlighting stripes).

Step 5: Finish by blending all the stripes of highlighter and contouring product so there are no telltale lines.

Step 6: Smudge the contouring product underneath your eyes, along the lower outer rim. Line the lower inner rim with white eyeliner to make your eyes stand out.

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Teni Beauty

Resident Chief Editor, Signature Reporter. Teniolami is an accomplished makeup artist and beauty therapist with almost 10years experience in the beauty industry. She is a full-time Beauty Business Coach, Brand & Product Developer, Educator and a soon to-be published Beauty Author

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