- TikTok user Grace M Choi created a filter that helps map your perfect outline.
- Use the “golden ratio” and scan your face to find the best position.
- One publisher tested the filter on her face to see if it lived up to the hype.
A few months ago, I discovered a TikTok filter to help you style your perfect brows. I tested it on myself and found that I liked the way it made my brows look. So when I saw that the creator of the filter, Grace M Choi, had created another TikTok filter, this time to give your face the perfect contour, I added it to my favorites to try it out when I had some free time. . Eventually I completely forgot, how to do it, until I came across influencer Mikayla Nogueira who was testing it. When I saw what a difference it made on her face, I knew I had to try it on asap, so I decided to get up and try it right away.
Unlike some social media filters that change the shape of your facial features, this filter helps you find the right area to position the contour based on your face shape. Choi says he “created the filter to help you sculpt your perfect cheekbones according to Dr. Marquardt’s golden ratio.”
To test it out for myself, I started by filling in the brows first. Next, I used the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter ($ 44) and It Cosmetic CC + Nude Glow Foundation ($ 42) to complement my base makeup.
From there, I activated the filter via my TikTok app. What popped up was a futuristic looking filter that showed wrinkles running through and down the middle of my face. One area was highlighted in blue, which was the area I knew I needed to fill with the outline. Then, I filled in the blue areas with a creamy contour on the left side of the face using my current favorite contour stick, the Rare Beauty Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer Stick ($ 23). Since I wanted to see if the filter actually made a difference, I decided to apply the contour as I normally would on the right side of the face.
The biggest difference I noticed right after applying it is that the TikTok filter made me position the contour extremely high, essentially at the top of the cheekbones where I would normally apply blush. I usually apply the contour on the lower part of the cheekbones, so I wasn’t completely sure if the end result would look good on my face.
Next, I used the Leia Ultraflesh Blender ($ 59) to blend the contour, making sure to move up and out. After modeling and shading everything completely, I was honestly shocked when I went back to review the results. The side of my face where I used the TikTok filter looked more sculpted and my face looked lifted and really just better all around. The side of my face where I didn’t use the filter didn’t look raised at all.
Now, I can’t wear makeup without it. It took me about five times to use the filter before I got used to the new position of my outline, and now I can apply it all myself. I never thought I would contour so high on my face, but it really makes a difference when I put on makeup. My contour has never looked better, which makes this a trick I will use until the end of time.
Image source: POPSUGAR photography / Renee Rodriguez