contouring

[ kon-toor-ing ]
/ ˈkɒn tʊər ɪŋ /

noun

a makeup application style in which foundation and bronzer are used to create definition along the natural bone structure of the face.

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Origin of contouring

First recorded in 1870–75, for an earlier sense; contour + -ing1
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Example sentences from the Web for contouring

  • The contouring is accurate to the thousandth part of an inch.

    Inventors at Work|George Iles
  • It frequently happens that a sketch must be made very hastily and time will not permit of contouring.

  • Skill in contouring comes only with practice but by the use of expedients a fairly accurate contoured map can be made.

  • The methods are as described in the paragraph on contouring.