Highlighting & Contouring Tips from Aneela

By contouring and highlighting your face, you can change your whole appearance. It adds shape and definition to the faces and transform the bone structure and accentuate the best features. It is fairly easy to do and can make your facial features pop! CONTOURING is used to add depth to your face. By adding a deeper color under your cheek bones, you add dimension to your face. Apply the darker color to the shadows of your face i.e, under your cheekbones, into the sockets of your eyes and out to your temples.
HIGHLIGHTING, however does the opposite and makes the area you highlight standout. Apply the light color onto the high planes of the face i.e, top of the cheekbones, brow bones, down the bridge of the nose & the bow of the lip.


1. Start by highlighting first
2. Light colors come forward and dark colors go back. You can bring forward your best featured by highlighting and hide what you don’t like by contouring.
3. Using powder products will give you more natural matte look.
4. Using creamy products to highlight and contour will give you a more fresh and dewy look.

Aneela is a Freelance Makeup Artist based in Qatar. For appointment and inquiries: beautybyaneela@gmail.com