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How to contour an angled jawline

A defined jawline is a face feature that tends to work well with night-out looks, where definition is key, but if you’re going for a bubbly look, here are a few tips that might help.

Tip 1: Cream or powder?

First thing’s first, let’s talk about products. Cream contour products tend to be easier to blend (especially if you’re using a liquid or cream foundation), but you have to be careful with the amount of product you apply. Applying too much can result in harsh lines that just don’t work - not even on Instagram.

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If you decide to use a cream product, try to work in layers and add more depth as you go. Use a blending sponge or a dense brush to achieve that perfect blend, and remember to accent your own individual features instead of giving yourself a brand new face. Unless that’s the look you’re going for, in which case, go for it!

Powder contour can be tricky, but it is definitely a better option for oily skin. Remember to set your liquid products with a thin layer of translucent powder first - that will help blend out any powder products you put on top much faster and smoother.

Pro-tip: Sometimes face make-up ends up looking patchy. That usually happens because the products you’re using don’t work well together, even if you apply them in the right order and use the right techniques. Be patient and you will eventually find the combination that works for your skin.

Tip 2: Soften up the look

With summer coming up, bubbly summer looks are making a comeback. But bubbly looks only work on pretty, round faces, don’t they? Not exactly.

You can totally go for a softer, bubbly look, even if your jawline is slightly more defined or the lower half of your face is wider. Simply apply your contour on the most prominent part of your jawline - that usually means the part that sticks out when you look at your face straight on.
From there, blend the products downwards and don’t forget to bring it down your neck to avoid any harsh lines. This will make the face look rounder and more “ideal” by optically pushing the jawline inwards.

Tip 3: Embrace your face

Facial features are meant to be different, and while corrective make-up is fun to play with, always remember that you look your best when you feel good in your skin.