Every face shape contours slightly differently. If you have a wide face and want to make it appear more narrow you contour one way. If you have a long face and want to make it appear rounder, a different way. I found this guide on another blog that was so helpful. As you can see they're all slightly different, but the end result is the same - angles and highlights/shadows.
Thankfully, there are products out there that make this simple. Smashbox makes a step-by-step contour stick trio.
What it is:
An exclusive set of three ultra-blendable, creamy sticks that glide effortlessly onto skin for targeted, precise application and a totally even finish.
What it does:
These hot contouring products have always been a best-kept secret of those in the know. Now Smashbox has made it easy to put your best face forward with three shades that mimic perfect lighting: Contour sculpts by creating shadows, Highlight mimics light reflection to pull features forward, and Bronze provides a smooth transition that eliminates the look of harsh lines. The result is flawlessly shaped features from defined-looking cheekbones to a seemingly perfected nose to the appearance of a sculpted jawline. The kit also includes a how-to insert with simple instructions for achieving the best look for your face shape. This set is exclusively available at Sephora.
I decided to give it a try...