Heart emoji! Lucky you! Heart faces are enviable as it is, but you suckers have an extra hand up because heart face shapes are naturally contoured. Those why have square, circle, and oval-shaped faces require a bit more strategy when it comes to contouring because they don’t have the natural curves and indents that the heart-faced blessed have.
Why It’s Popular
Contouring was made most popularly with the Kardashian empire, but it actually spans the ages. One of the most first and famous contour masters was Kevyn Aucoin, one of the most prolific makeup masters in history. They say he was responsible for the “sculpted look.”
Unfortunately, he is no longer with us, but he was the marvel behind the looks of Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Cher, Janet Jackson, and Tina Turner. If you didn’t have a heart-faced shape, he would create one.
Evolution Of Contour
And now, if you are beauty-obsessed, you know that contouring is a big part of the game. Some may call it false advertising, but it’s all about playing up your features. It doesn’t have to seem like rocket science, either. Because you are already starting with a heart-shaped face, you already have one up on the game. You won’t have to exert as much effort to line your focal points and apply matte darkness to the areas you want to de-emphasize.
Where It Stands Now
There is a flood of market options available when it comes to contouring sets, kits or colors, but when you have a heart face you really don’t have to shell out much dough to give your natural gift a little sharpening. The best part is that you already have a blueprint for lining your face as to where you should be applying the light and dark colors.
If you are new to contouring, you can really just start out with a basic kit, our favorite is the Sephora Collection Palette because it is so easy to use and provides the colors you need for any skin type or tone. It even comes with instructions, which is super helpful.
But if you are more of a contouring master and really want to jack up and accentuate that cute heart face of yours, you may want to opt for the KVD Vegan Shade + Light Contour Kit. This refillable pallet calls for three dark shades and three light shades. Kat Von D, a celebrity tattoo artist, and glamour queen is the mastermind behind this kit and she knows how to work your lines.
The heart-faced, (think Reese Witherspoon) is wide across the forehead, yet gets narrower when you move from eye to jaw, is probably the easiest to contour. You can also enhance your jawline and distract from a strong chin. This unique bone structure is already so specific that it doesn’t require too much color depositing in any one area. You can jack up the highlighter on your cheeks and still look like the contour-constructed self you created. Just make sure you have a great setting spray before you leave the door!