• We know we sing the praises of contouring more often than most, but how could we not? The shading and highlighting technique is the fastest route to completely changing your look. No cheekbones? Make 'em. Don't like your nose? Change it. You can do it all once you've mastered contouring. These 15 contoured looks are our latest inspiration for what to wear with our newfound killer bone structure.

    Placing a soft peachy blush along the cheekbones is a great way to subtly contour on fair skin.

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  • A subtle contour beneath the cheekbones is the only complement you need to let strong eye makeup shine.

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  • The highlighting accent placed above the cheekbone makes all the difference.

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  • Contouring the eye socket adds even more depth to the face.

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  • Highlighting the center of the nose and shading the sides makes it appear dramatically smaller.

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  • A dramatically contoured cheekbone pairs perfectly with similarly bold makeup.

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  • Blend your shading in with your blush for a seamless, natural effect.

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  • Strong cheekbones and strong brows add polish to any look.

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  • You don't have to have astronomically high cheekbones to get this look—all you really need is strategic contouring.

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  • You can use both contour and bronzer to add highlight for a beach-goddess glow.

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  • Subtle contouring and a soft baby-pink lip are a perfect match.

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  • Super-fair skin tones can get away with using just a touch of a cool-toned mauve blush for contour.

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  • When well-blended, a shadowy contour can look like you were just born with stellar bone structure.

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  • Contouring adds drama to a super-glamorous look.

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  • You don't have to wear tons of makeup to include contouring in your beauty routine—just be sure to highlight for contrast.

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