Hi, everyone! Hope you are all having a great Wednesday so far.

Winter is that time of the year when natural tans fade, and your face goes back to that one color all over. This is the time of the year where contour and highlight should be an essential step on your makeup routine.

Now, you’ve probably been exposed to tons of tutorials either on Pinterest or Youtube or blogs about where to place each product. Most, however, only seem to be tailored to the models/ blogger/ youtuber that’s getting the makeup done.

While some steps are very similar, there are definitely some changes, albeit small ones, in application for your specific face shape. Check out this image we found on Pinterest for inspiration on how to get the most out of your highlight and contour for your shape!

Also, if you have any doubts as to what your face shape is, here is a breakdown on how you can figure it out:


Diamond: the largest part of your face are your cheekbones, making your face go from small, to long, to small, as in a diamond shape.

Heart: your jaw line is narrow, whereas your cheekbones and/ or forehead are slightly wider.

Oblong: your face is rounded on your forehead and chin, but still longer vertically.

Rectangle: your face is mostly around the same width from your forehead to your jaw.

Pear: the widest part of your face is your jaw, whereas your forehead is narrower.

Oval: your face is slightly round on the forehead and jawline, and the length equals around one a half times the width.

Round: rounded forehead and jawline, and length and width are around the same measurement.


We hope the images and the added info helped you to figure out which one is your shape, as well as showed you how to make the best of it with highlighting and contouring! Check back in a couple days for Holiday party hair inspirations!