How to Sculpt Your Face

October 18, 2020 4 min read

How to Sculpt Your Face with Contour and Highlight

The key to a snatched, sculpted face is simple: shadow and light. The rule is to add light to bring things forward and add shadow to push them back. We created our new Contour and Concealer palettes to be the single tool you need to shape your face to perfection. The goal is to accentuate your natural beauty and bone structure, and we’re about to tell you how!

The essential training of an artist is learning how to render light and shadow. This is how a drawing comes to life. The same applies as you apply contour and concealer to highlight and shade the face. The new Jacque Mgido palettes are multi-purpose so they can be applied anywhere on the face, making them useful for a multitude of techniques.

About the Palettes

Our new Contour and Concealer palettes each have 5 pans of cream product to conceal, highlight, and sculpt the face. You can use each shade separately or blend shades together. There is a light and dark version, each with 5 shades for many different uses. This palette is a multipurpose tool that completes any makeup kit.

Sculpting the Face

The most important thing to remember is if you want to bring a feature of your face forward, you add a highlight. When you want to push something back or minimize it, you add shadow. Another important aspect of contouring and highlighting is that less is more. You can always add more but if you apply too much, it’s impossible to go back.

You want to apply highlight and contour in a way that no one knows it’s there. Over application can be disastrous. Apply contour in the wrong place and it can drag your features down or minimize them in a way you want to avoid. The cream formula of our Contour and Concealer Palette makes it easy to blend the product to look natural and flattering.

When you apply the deeper shades in the palette as contour, be sure to always blend upwards to add lift to the face. Lightly apply to the temples, jawline, and under the chin to make the face appear slimmer and more angular. Apply concealer under the eyes and at the cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, and the chin to draw those features forward. Apply lightly and blend well so your face looks naturally sculpted.

Shape Your Brows

Use the concealer shades in the palette to shape the brows and add dimension. After you’re done filling in the brows with a pencil or  pomade, clean them up to perfection with the concealer and a flat brush. This palette is super high coverage, so you will be able to make intensely clean lines to define the brows. Check out this video of Jackie below to see how perfectly the product covers and shapes the brows.

Change the Shape of Your Nose

Sculpting and shaping the nose can seem too difficult, but these palettes make it easy. It’s possible to completely change the shape of your nose with subtle light and shadow.

 To elongate the nose, add a concealer shade down the bridge of the nose and contour shade to the sides. Lightly blend to make it look natural. Add shadow around the tip of the nose with a highlight in the center if you want to create the illusion that you have a button nose. To shorten the nose, add contour under the tip of the nose where the nostrils are.

In the video below, Jackie creates the effect of an adorable button nose with an elongated shape in seconds.

Shaping the Lips

These palettes can even be used to define the lips. This lesser-known contouring technique is actually a really simple way to change the shape of your lips. You can add volume and plumpness to your lips easily, and with this formula, it’ll last all day.

Start with one of the darker shades in the palette to line the lips with a small, flat lip brush. Add the darker shade to the corners of the lips but leave the center untouched. Use a clean brush with a lighter shade and fill in the middle of the lower lip and the parts of the upper lip that you want to add volume to. Lightly blend so that it looks natural. You can add a bit of a light shade along the line of the cupid’s bow of the upper lip to further plump and enhance the lips. You can even add in different shades of lipstick and mix with the contour and customize the look.

In the video below, Jackie shows how to use the palette to make the lips look plumper, finishing it off with aclear gloss for an extra pop.

Making your Cheekbones Pop

Enhancing the cheekbones is an easy way to add life and lift to the face. Use the lighter shades in the Highlight and Contour palette to the high points of the cheekbones and blend upwards. This will make the cheeks look rounder and higher, even when topped with a light wash of blush. In the video below, Jackie shows how to make your cheekbones pop with the Contour and Concealer palette.

The Contour and Concealer Palette of Your Dreams

As you can see, this new palette has a wide variety of uses. The creamy formula is easy to apply and blend to shape your face to perfection. The light and dark variations cover virtually all skin tones. Slim the face, add dimension and angles, lift the cheekbones, sculpt the nose, shape the lips, and more… all with one palette! The new Contour & Concealer palette isavailable now for $20 in two shade variations.

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