How to Contour the Nose

February 11, 2019

How to Contour the Nose

Contouring the nose is something that takes time and practice. But, it’s not as hard as you think. Depending on your nose shape, you’ll learn the best process.


For our technique, the star of the show is our Correct & Conceal Concealer Cream Palette. This palette has every shade we need to carve out and highlight the nose.

To start, we want an even base. Apply your foundation and concealer like usual, but don’t go straight into the powder just yet. Depending on your skin tone, choose the shade that is deep enough to carve out the nose without looking muddy. This might take some trial and error. For me, I use either the third shade in the palette or the very last shade, depending on the tan I have.

Using the Golden Rose Oval Liner Brush, dip into the cream shade. Pick up a small amount of product on the brush. Starting at the beginning of your eyebrow, draw a line on your nose following the side of your natural bone, the bridge of your nose. Depending on how small you want your nose to look, the lines can be as close or as far as you want. Repeat this step on the opposite side of the nose. The closer your lines are to each other, the smaller the bridge of your nose will appear. You can also bring this contour shade onto the end of the nose and shade beneath the tip to create a shorter looking nose. 

Using the Golden Rose Oval Highlighter, Concealer, and Contour Brush, you’re going to blend these harsh lines out. We are going to blend these lines out using up and down motions. If you have applied too much product, you can blend the product outward, not inward. We will correct this with a highlight shade. Blend the contour into the skin until you are satisfied with the seamlessness.


Next, we are going to use the highlight shade in the palette. My personal favorites are either the second shade or the fourth. But if you have pink undertones, the fifth shade could work on you. Pick up the shade on a concealer brush and draw two lines on either side of the contour you blended out. This will correct any excess darkness. It will also make the sides of the nose appear smaller. Take this same shade and draw a narrow line down the bridge of the nose.

Using a beauty sponge, blend out the sides of the nose. Using your finger, blend the small line down the bridge of the nose. To further intensify this highlight, you can also bake these sections of the nose using a light or translucent loose powder. After about 30 seconds, brush away the powder. If you feel that this has taken away from the contour, you can add a bit of contour powder to resculpt your cream contour. Just be sure to use a light hand with this step. 

Our final step is to apply highlighter. The ultimate powder highlighter for contouring the nose is the Golden Rose Strobing Highlight Palette. Using a mixture of all three shades on a small pencil brush, create a small dot on the tip of the nose and a straight line down the bridge of the nose. If this looks too harsh, you can blend it out using a damp beauty sponge.

Your nose contour is officially complete. Share with us your results!


By Kelsey Lange

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