Improve the illumination of your every contoured shadow.

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On your cheeks apply a thin line of creamy outline shadow under the cheekbones and place a small dot on each kadi. With your middle finger, spread the cream diagonally and outward to the ears. Keep extending until you can see a subtle shadow.

Now that you’ve created beautiful planes on your face by adding a touch of light, it’s time to continue the process of complementing the light areas with shade. But before I go any further, I must warn you that the contour shadow can produce wonderful effects in photography and add beautiful subtle shadows during the night, but in the daytime, it can make your face look too angular and exaggeratedly make-up unless you are very meticulous in extending it.

I prefer that during the day women don’t wear shadows because only some of them know how to apply it well. If you apply it carefully, keeping in mind that the less the better, you can use it during the day and achieve a subtle effect, but be careful.

Always remember that light areas give the impression of being ahead, while dark ones seem to recede. The shadow should be neutral in color, between brown and grey, with no reds or yellows. For the outline shadow, select a color two shades darker than your base.

If you use a darker one than that, it will look like your face is dirty, rather than having a nice contour. If desired, you can use a liquid base instead of cream as the outline shadow. I prefer the cream because it allows better control. There are also compact as a shadow contour, which is recommended for the nose. If you decide to use powder, apply it with a soft brush.

It is very important to fade well when using the outline shadow. If you think you’re using too much, chances are you are. Mix again (use my free hand to remove excess cream from my finger while applying it). Apply under cheekbones diagonally outwards, towards the ear. Be careful not to mix shadow into the lightening cream. If your cheekbones are prominent by nature, or if your cheeks have nice dimples, you probably won’t need the outline shadow.

Remember, the outline shade should be reserved for nights unless you are very skilled at applying it. The only way to do this is to practice. Start with as little as possible, and add more slowly. Once you master your application, you can experience shading other areas.

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