Facial Anatomy



1. Eyes: This area of the face has the most complicated terms because eye makeup is the most fascinating makeup and everyone wants to decorate their eyes using complicated techniques. And why not, eyes are the window to the soul after all. But, it only seems complicated because you don’t recognize half the terms used in makeup books and pictorials. Once you understand the terms, its as easy as child’s play.

  • Brow Bone
  • Crease
  • Upper Lids
  • Upper Lashline
  • Upper Waterline
  • Lower Waterline
  • Lower Lashline
  • Lower Lids
  • Inner Corners
  • Outer V Shape

2.Nose: Techniques used for contouring the nose to make it look sharper

  • Bridge of the nose
  • Sides of the nose

3. Forehead: Techniques used for contouring the forehead to give the illusion for a smaller forhead.

  • Center of the forehead
  • Temples

4. Cheek Area: Techniques used for highlighting and contouring, to make your cheekbones prominent and make face appear thinner respectively.

  • Cheek Bone
  • Cheeks
  • Hallows of the cheek

5. Lip Area: To make your lips stand out.

  • Cupids Bow
  • Chin