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Any tips for clean lines at your cheek when trimming your beard?

So everytime I go with a beard I have a terrible time with the top of it. Neck line is easy, but I always botch the top. I try to have the barber do it when I can but even keeping it up is hard for me. I grabbed a shavette since that's what the barber uses which definitely give me a better view of what I'm attacking but keeping a uniform curve from sideburn to mustache is friggen hard! I've almost considered using one of my kids washable markers to draw the line I want and use that as a guide. Haven't found any good video tutorials on that either. Plenty for shaving but not as much beard tweaking. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
So everytime I go with a beard I have a terrible time with the top of it. Neck line is easy, but I always botch the top. I try to have the barber do it when I can but even keeping it up is hard for me. I grabbed a shavette since that's what the barber uses which definitely give me a better view of what I'm attacking but keeping a uniform curve from sideburn to mustache is friggen hard! I've almost considered using one of my kids washable markers to draw the line I want and use that as a guide. Haven't found any good video tutorials on that either. Plenty for shaving but not as much beard tweaking. Any help is greatly appreciated.
You might consider investing in a hair shaper and hair shaper blades. Larger and more stable than a half-DE shavette, but just as precise and sharp. Learn to use the tip and first quarter of the blade for edging. They are designed precisely for the close-up trim work you refer to. (I'd advise not making use of the barber's notch on the point. That was not designed for use on oneself.) The even line, I'm afraid, comes from practice and very slow trimming, as far as I know.
 
You might consider to use a stiff hair comb as shown in the picture.
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First apply a thin layer of soap on the cheeks. Press the comb against your cheeks and find the deserved line/angle from ear to mouth. Now press even harder so that the comb does not detoriate. Shave with your razor until the razor meets the edge of the comb. A thinner razor head supports this method (such as vintage Gillette Tech). I got acceptable results this way (way better than without using the comb).
BR
 
You might consider to use a stiff hair comb as shown in the picture.
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First apply a thin layer of soap on the cheeks. Press the comb against your cheeks and find the deserved line/angle from ear to mouth. Now press even harder so that the comb does not detoriate. Shave with your razor until the razor meets the edge of the comb. A thinner razor head supports this method (such as vintage Gillette Tech). I got acceptable results this way (way better than without using the comb).
BR
Smart!
 
Iv seen a plastic template somewhere I can’t think of where you could make one your self if you tried just get a bit of flat 3 mm plastic and get the jigsaw on it and you won’t need to worrie about free handing it rough out you shape cut it out so when you in the mirror you could even use a trimmer I have a Phillips body groomer I think it’s called. this one.
 

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This is a problem for me as well. These days I am using a Merkur 907 moustache detailing razor. The blades are proprietary and not very sharp. The blade that came with the razor was horrible, but the replacements are better. If I want my cheeks perfectly smooth I make a final very careful pass with a Trac II or injector. The Merkur is far from perfect due to the blades, but it is the best I have found to date.
 
I think it's better not to try to make a perfectly formed shape, it just looks unnatural. Instead, trim off the outliers and leave as much of the natural shape on the cheek line as you can.

In the same vein, for the neck line, try to taper the length of hair instead of having an abrupt, geometric outline.
 
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