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need helppp

Hi loves 


I'm semi-new to makeup, and I need a little help. First, I'm trying to get into contour but I am a little scared. Second, I don't know what products would be best for beginners like me. Lastly, I have a chubby face; how do I contour it correctly? 


I appreciate any help you can provide.

Re: need helppp

@clungrin I found powders were easiest to work with. You can build the effect slowly or keep it subtle if you prefer. My first contour palette was Maybelline MaaterContour. It had a basic matte brown powder, a blush, and a highlighter and it got the job done.


As for where to place everything, that’s up to you! Anything f that naturally sticks forward like the tip of your nose, forehead, cheeks are great places for brightening. It’s essentially emulating natural light striking those points. The edges of the face and the hallows if your cheeks recede, so they’re a good place for darker contour. It’s mimicking shadows that would form naturally in those spots. Experiment and see if you like it. If you don’t, it’s just makeup. You can always wipe it off and try something different. 

@SportyGirly125‘s suggestion to sit down with someone is also a great idea. Bring photos of what you want to accomplish and the employees can direct you to suggestions on products and tips for application. You can even book time with a makeup artist who can show you what they’re doing and how you can recreate it at home. Don’t be afraid to ask questions while they’re applying your makeup. They can easily turn it into a mini lesson. 

Re: need helppp

@clungrin I think it's okay to be scared since it is new but getting help will make you feel better.


I have a round face and use contouring to slim it down.  It does take practice and I did watch a lot of Youtube tutorials and took classes.  I think it would help going to a beauty counter and asking a beauty advisor for help.  They can help guide you on which places you want to contour and what shade to use and techniques.

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