There are lots of crazy contouring tutorials on the Internet, right? Contouring is a handy little makeup trick that can help you to create your perfect nose shape. A slightly different technique is used depending on whether you want your nose to look thinner, shorter, longer or straighter.

Always wondered how to contour correctly? Just follow the steps below to find out!

How to Prepare Your Skin for Makeup

First of all, for me it is very important to prepare my face for makeup, and I think that you should do the same. The key to natural, flawless glowing skin begins with a fantastic skin preparation. Skin does not look it’s happiest when it is dry, tired, cracked or oily.

Begin with applying a toner on face and neck, followed by a moisturizing cream also applied to your face and neck. You need to assess whether or not your skin is oily or dry and find a face cream suitable for your specific skin type. I tend to use Philosophy “Hope in a jar” moisturizer. I absolutely love this product.

I have pretty oily skin so anything too heavy can sometimes make me look shiny. This product made my skin feel even, smooth, and radiant. It felt very light and not at all suffocating or goopy. Also, I use this product after I wash my face before I go to sleep. I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a new and improved daily moisturizer. If you want to try something new, Hope in a jar is what are you looking for.

Apply Foundation and Powder

Once the skin is properly prepped, apply your makeup as usual being mindful to go lighter on the foundation and powder. As the name implies, your foundation is the basis for the rest of your makeup. To make sure that it acts as a blank canvas, choose a foundation and a powder that identically matches your skin tone.

This will create a much more natural appearance to your skin before adding the final touches to the rest of your makeup look.

Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation covers discolored spots and wrinkles

In my opinion, Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 is the best foundation. This is what I use since 2013, and I can not give up on him. The foundation has more of a matte finish and is great for skin that feels dry and tight without creating those gross patches of dry skin. If you like full coverage and have oily or combination skin, this might be the one for you.

M.A.C. – Mineralize Skinfinish Natural it is good for all type of skin

Regarding powder, I use M.A.C. – Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. I love the feeling of this powder on my skin, as it is velvety soft, nourishing and never cakey. I’ve worn this beauty product for everyday makeup looks, big events, pictures, daytime work meetings, dinner dates and I think it looks great on the skin. I recommend you to try M.A.C. – Mineralize Skinfinish Natural.

How to Contour Your Nose: Step One – Highlight

After you’ve applied foundation and powder it is time for contouring of the nose.

To fake a perfect nose, you’re first going to highlight the center of your nose, but you don’t want to use a shimmery highlighter (you’ll end up looking shiny, rather than sculpted). Instead, use a luminous concealer (look for one with “radiant” or “brightening” in the name) that’s a shade lighter than your natural skin tone. Start at the bridge of your nose and apply a line of concealer down your nose, stopping before you reach the end. Next, add a little dot at the very tip to give your nose a little upturn.

Step Two: Blend

Use a sponge or your ring finger to soften the stripe. First, press the concealer into your skin, and then lightly rub the edges to buff out any harsh lines.

Step Three: Shade

To contour noses, I prefer to use powders, like M.A.C. – Mineralize Skinfinish Natural over creams, because the effect is a bit more natural. Using a small blending brush (like what you use in the crease of your eyelid—just be sure it’s clean), tap off any excess powder and then, starting from the inner corner of your eye, shade straight down to the end of your nose. Do the side of your nose. Blend both sides before you decide to add or remove any pigment.

Final blend

Do one final blend with your brush, sponge, or finger to ensure your highlight and contour looks as natural as possible, and you’re done! Don’t be afraid to contour more of your nose than you think is necessary because this will create a seriously slimming effect. And, don’t forget that a perfect contour is nothing without a highlight!

I hope that all these simple contouring tricks will help you and I am waiting for your comments.