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Video Tutorial (Reader Request): Face Contouring

Manali says...

i would like u to help me out with face contouring...i really love the way u do it...a video tute would be really helpful..
and if possible use lakme absolute moon lit highliter to do the tute
i have my farewell next week...n i plan to do my make-up on my own...also if u can suggest some makeup tips(specially blush,e/s, lippie) for a dark navy blue would be an early evening function FYI....and yeah i have fair to wheatish complexion with yellow undertone(sorry for this kinda description but i dnt know my NC/NW number)...i can mail u a pick of mine(please let me know)...thanks a lot

Manali did mail her and her saree's pic and I must say that she is gorgeous :)

First off Manali your saree is a beautiful Navy Blue with a lot of golden detailing work right, so I would suggest you to stick with a dark blue and golden combo itself. Plus you say that its an early evening function, hence a smokey look or even a simple dark blue shadow would be quite out of place... 

We need to keep the look classy yet pretty, so I would suggest you to for a wash of golden eye shadow on the lid and crease area and a pale golden highlighter on your brow bone. I have used a golden eye shadow that has a tinge of Orange in it... Finish off your eye makeup with a thick navy blue eye liner on your upper lashline and kajal for tightlining plus mascara... 

My recommended look... 

Use a bright lipstick, I recommend an Orange based RED. If you are not comfortable with Red, a bright pink lippy would look good too :)
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For contouring, I have made a video tutorial like you asked me to and here it is :) Hope you find it helpful and easy to follow :)

Products Used:
1. TBS Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation
2. Lakme Absolute Moonlit Highlighter for contouring
3. Colorbar Blush in Floral Fuschia.

1. MAC Paint Pot in IndianWood
2. Faces Sparkle Dust in Golden as eye shadow
3. Inglot Cream Liner in Shade 83 on the upper lashline
4. MUFE Star Powder no 940 as highlighter.
5. Maybelline Gel Liner as kajal
6. Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara

1. Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick in Classic Red.


  1. Wow this is such a gorgeous look :)You are too good :)

  2. great tute Suma...the way u explained the brushstrokes,and everything is really helpful..Thanks! :)

    1. my pleasure Pooja :) Though I still have your suggestion in mind about clicking pics from the left profile as well... actually i take my own pics na so right profile is easier... next time i'll ask pati to click my pic from the left side :) what say? ;)

  3. Thank you so much Samyukta for helping me out..this was great help indeed.
    I will definitely share my farewell pics with my GURU....

    1. awwww come on am no guru.. we are all just friends helping each other out ;) u guys also keep giving me suggestions as to what looks good on me and what doesn't ;) isn't it? :)
      but am so happy that u liked the overall look :) thank u :)

  4. Awesome Sumaaaaaaaaaaa!!! :D lovethe tute. <3 Though i am not very fond of contouring all the time , am convinced to incorporate it in my make up routine. ;) Wht kind of face i have BTW :P I guess its bt i hv strong jaw bones...grrrrr m too confused.U've seen me na. Batao batao plzzz :D

    1. am so so so glad that u like it Jyoti and that you are now convinced to do it ;) hehehehe.. pleasures all mine ;)
      your face isn't oval... its i think a heart-shaped... since u have a narrow chin and tapering jaws :) its a very feminine face shape btw... ;)

    2. Achha. will google heart shaped face n see ;) hehe i know re....I hv a typical feminine indian face. :|

  5. awesomestestestest tute Suma... inspired me so much to get up nd start practicing...

    1. Dimpal am so psyched that my tutorial inspired you :) u have no idea how much this means to me :)

  6. sexy sexy tute and look.........loved ur eye makeup and I must say, I should get classic rose.....

  7. loved loved your detailed tutorial..but you already know that :)

  8. Gud one Suma sharm... I feel that generally we all do basics of makeup and this one seems to be an enhanced feature.. :-) excellent way to showcase it on tutorial... u made it a very detailed one which is easy to follow :-) :-) .... I believe u r totally delving into makeup... sounds excellent no?

  9. I must tell you that you are very cute... I am new to makeup and blogging.. Do check my blog too and I would need some tips from you. I hope you will help me...

    1. Oops my blog is HTTP://

  10. Suma dats realy so helpin...i was searchin a lot how to contour my face n m so happy to find ur tut ...its so easy n simple will definitely gonna try dis out...n u kno i too hav a round shape n dats more easy fr me nw...lolzzz each n every step u xplained so so well..u r such a cutie pie...♥♥ thx fr sharin dis...:-):-)


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