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How to Master The Art of Nose Contour

The latest buzz to contouring is nose contour. Want to add more definition or a create the illusion of a chiselled nose? We’ve got you’re covered!

Check out our ultimate nose contouring guide! With the right tools and technique, you can achieve that natural, sculpted look!

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The Best Products for Contouring Your Nose

Cream contour will become your best friend when it comes to contouring your nose. If you make any mistakes, it’s so much easier to correct and blend out harsh lines.

Keep reading to check out our go-to cream contour products!

Contouring Crayons Are a Go!

We love the Makeup Revolution Contour and Shadow Crayons for their ultra-blendable cream formula. Featuring a tapered tip, precise application is a whole lot easier, you can recreate the perfect sculpted look.

This duo comes in a series of shades to suit your specific skin tone. Both crayons are provided to give you options to define and highlight, which is a crucial step to achieving the perfect dimension.

If you were looking for a nose contour product with the coverage and bendability of a foundation, meet Makeup Revolution Fast Base Contour Stick. Its two-in-one design means you’ve got your contour and highlight in one product to create the ultimate power couple.

The contour and highlight duo lifts, defines and sculpts the face seamlessly, thanks to our lightweight, blendable formula.

Available in various shades to suit your skin tone, these contour sticks lend themselves to quick and easy application. Their large, flat surface, makes the perfect companion for those busy mornings when you only have 5 minutes to get ready.

How to Contour Your Nose

When it comes to nose contour, all nose shapes are welcome. With the right application you can adapt your contour to suit your nose perfectly.

Depending on your nose shape, you must apply your contour slightly differently to get the desired effect!

When applied correctly, a combination of the contour and highlighter creates light and shade in just the right places to give a super realistic, chiselled finish.

3-Step Nose Contouring Tutorial

Master the art of nose contour with our step-by-step guide:

Step 1 – It’s simple! Grab your contour stick and draw two lines either side of your nose, starting at the inner corner of your eyebrow all the way to the tip of the nose.

Expert Tip: The placement of these lines can be adapted to achieve your desired look. Whether that’s to narrow, shorten or straighten nose, the possibilities are endless.

Step 2 – Blend these lines using a small Makeup Revolution Create Eye Bright Concealer Brush to keep the product in the right areas.

Step 3 – Apply the highlighter with a Relove Brush Queen Pigment Blending Brush, down the bridge of the nose to create light and shade, – this is the key for the most realistic effect.

Expert Tip: Ensure you select a nose contour shade that is natural against your skin tone. We recommend going no more than two shades darker than your foundation.

Remember, a little goes a long way! Start with applying the product sparingly and build up to avoid harsh lines.

How to Contour a Different Nose Shapes?

This process largely remains the same for each nose shape, just tailor the placement of your contour lines to achieve your desired look.

To narrow the nose:

Draw the contour lines closer together than the lines of your natural nose.

To shorten the nose:

Focus on the tip of the nose. Apply the contour shade onto the very tip of the nose and moving just under the tip, to create the best illusion.

To straighten an uneven nose:

To create a straight shape, ensure you contour two parallel lines down the centre of the nose, try not to follow the natural line for the best results. Draw a line of concealer down the sides of the nose to highlight the new shape you’ve created.


And that’s all of our tips and tricks on how to master the art of nose contour.


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