"Heart Contouring" Is Going to Be Your New Beauty Obsession

Carly Cardellino
Photo credit: Cosmopolitan.com
Photo credit: Cosmopolitan.com

From Cosmopolitan

You're already a pro at contouring - as in you've read countless stories about it online and probably have watched 3,000 YouTube tutorials; it's hard, I get it - but here are a few (heart-shaped!) contouring hacks, from beauty blogger Arshia Moorjani, that could (1) make sculpting your face a lot easier and (2) make you look cute AF in the process.

Here's a little preview of Moorjani's technique she's about to school you on:

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Photo credit: Cosmopolitan.com

And here's her final, insanely sculpted result:

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Photo credit: Cosmopolitan.com

OK, now for the how-to:

1. Using liquid concealer, create tiny hearts under your eyes and down onto the top part of each cheek. Choose a shade that matches your skin tone or is slightly lighter, and then begin drawing baby hearts by simply pushing the doe-foot applicator up to the right at a slight diagonal, and then up to the slight left.

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Photo credit: Cosmopolitan.com

2. Dot on a deeper-colored formula for a natural-looking contour. Take another concealer or cream matte bronzer that's two shades darker than your skin tone and dot it along the hollow of your cheekbone.

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Photo credit: Cosmopolitan.com

3. Blend, blend, blend. Start with the lighter concealer first and then blend out the darker-colored formula.

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Photo credit: Cosmopolitan.com

4. Choose your eye look of choice, dust on some blush, highlighter, and a glossy lip, and prepare to S L A Y in your new date-night look.

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Photo credit: Cosmopolitan.com

But Moorjani isn't the only one heart-contouring her way to chiseled cheekbones. Ally and Taylor Frankel, creators of NudeStix, also show Cosmopolitan.com exactly how to contour your entire face using their genius makeup sticks and, spoiler alert, more hearts!

Photo credit: Nomi Ellenson
Photo credit: Nomi Ellenson

For a more neutral look:

Apply the heart-shaped contouring like Ally does in the video above. If you want to use less product, you can always create the heart shapes using dashes rather than a continuous line.

Photo credit: Andy Clancy
Photo credit: Andy Clancy

And then blend, blend, blend with clean fingertips. Be sure to add more color to your eyes or cheekbones, if need be.

Photo credit: Andy Clancy
Photo credit: Andy Clancy

For a more dramatic smoky eye and red lip look:

Take a cue from Taylor as to where to apply the hearts to perfectly contour your face.

Photo credit: Andy Clancy
Photo credit: Andy Clancy

Blend to perfection, bumping up any color on your eyes or lips.

Photo credit: Andy Clancy
Photo credit: Andy Clancy

Voilà! Regardless of whether you choose the softer or bolder look, you're about to look like a bombshell this Valentine's Day.

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