The difference between a face that has been contoured and one that hasn't is remarkable. It’s no wonder then than contouring, a technique once left mostly to professional makeup artists, has become an important part of many daily beauty routines. Contouring includes using different shades of powder or liquid color chosen to complement your skin tone, to highlight specific areas of your face and downplay problem areas. When contouring is done correctly, it can make your jaw line appear slimmer, your nose appear smaller, and your cheekbones higher and rounder. Of course, nothing about your face changes, but colors can be used to give a contouring illusion favored by many. Here are some tips on how to make your contouring look natural.