Nose Contouring Made Easy

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Don’t let fear hold you back from the perfect contoured nose


Nose contouring has seemed to be something that most people feel confused about. A lot of people watch great tutorials on YouTube and still don’t feel like they have a good hang of how to re-shape their nose. At its core, beauty is all about symmetry, so contouring is all about helping you create an even face to boost your beauty quotient.

For stage, photo shoots, and glamorous appearances, contouring is key, and today I am excited to break nose contouring down for you with ease. I want you to feel confident the next time you want to get your glam on! No more feeling overwhelmed when you look at concealers or a powder contour kit.

In this tutorial, let’s focus on minimizing the nose. When I asked our awesome model Ragean what she worked hardest on, she told me it was contouring her nose, so I thought this would be great because it helped her to see the transformation process.

Here is What You Will Need:

Tarte Shape Tape (Recommended for the Light Tone)

L.A. Girl Pro Concealer (Recommended for the Darker Color)

Becca Cosmetics Aqualuminous Perfecting Foundation

E47 Morphe Flat Angled Contour

MAC 219 Pencil Brush

Real Techniques Beauty Blender or Real Techniques

Stippling Brush

Tarte Double Duty Pressed Powder

Estee Lauder Bronzed Goddess

Step 1: Prep the Canvas

Begin with your normal foundation already applied to your skin. You want to make sure you have a smooth, well-covered application.

Step 2: Light Color Placement in the Center

The light color is your highlight color. This is for the areas you want to bring attention to. Apply a medium amount of product to the center of the nose. I call this the flower step. You will want to make sure that this color is 1-2 shades lighter than your skin depending on how extreme you want the contour.

You will begin at the bridge of the nose. Start by applying your concealer from the top to the tip. Use your MAC 219 pencil brush, as shown in the photo, to apply the product. Be absolutely sure you have created a super straight line down the center, as you’ll want to create a highlight on the ends of the nostrils.

I also like to take that center coverage up toward the forehead. In the blending section, you will use your foundation to blend this area thoroughly, and it will give you just the highlight you need.


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