Model: Eliza Gauger
Remember the key is blending. Most contouring is blended upwards and outwards.
Contouring is generally done with creme or powder base products- contour being a noticeably darker shade with the same base tones, highlight being noticeably lighter with the same base tones. Avoid using pure white for highlighting, as some light will pull the starkness out in the white, and it looks very unnatural. An offwhite or ivory is a better choice, for those with very fair skin. I prefer using a contour powder, and a highlight creme, but this is just my preferance. My products of choice are Mehron's Celebre line pressed powder in Contour I, and Ben Nye's creme in Ultra-light. These same effects could be achieved with blushers and/or stick foundation, if the appropriate tones are available.
1- Shadow is placed in the temples, and highlight is placed above and below.
2- Highlight is placed on the brow bone on the outer half of the eye.
3, 9- Highlihgt is placed on the cheekbone, coming up to meet outer corner of the eye.
4- Shadow is placed below the cheekbone, blending into the hairline.
5- Highlight is placed along the jaw line, along the outer edge of the jaw.
6- Shadow is placed below the jawline, blending into the neck.
7- Shadow is placed on the inside corner of the eye, blending to meet the highlight on the browbone, and also blending down along the side of the nose.
8- Highlight is placed along the bridge of the nose. The further down on the tip of the nose highlight is placed, the longer the nose looks. The thinner the highlight here, the thinner the nose appears.
10- Highlight is placed on the ridges of the cupids bow, with shadow in the valley, blended down towards the lips.
11- Highlight is placed in the center of the chin.