Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Learn How to Highlight & Contour


Contouring is the application of makeup on your face to help define your face shape, and makes you to appear as if you have a slimmer face, slender cheeks, a straighter nose and more prominent cheekbones, and to help reduce the double chin is some cases. Contouring is used on areas on the face you want to reduce and become less prominent. Highlighting is the application of makeup on your face that does the opposite effect of contouring. Highlighting helps to further define your face. Highlighting is used on certain areas of the face you want to be more prominent and pronounced.


What Shades to Choose?

Contouring: Use brown or tan colored. Powdered concealers work great! Matte or shimmer finish is up to you. Just make sure you blend, blend, and blend some more - make sure to choose something that blends easily and that gives the face that natural and healthy look. TIP: Contour color should be 1 -2 shades darker then foundation.

Highlighting: Same as contouring applies to highlighting only in lighter shades. FYI: Highlight color should be 1 – 2 shades lighter then foundation.

Contouring and Highlighting in simple steps:

Cheeks: suck in your cheek just a little and apply a darker shade to hollows (don’t overdo it, start off with a small amount then build as needed), apply light shade (highlight) to the apple of your cheeks when you smile.

Nose: apply darker shade (contour) on each side of the nose in a thin line and blend carefully, Run a line down the center on your nose with a lighter shade (highlight).

Forehead/Temple: apply darker shades (contour) to both your temples and blend well (Highlight) apply lighter shades to forehead.

Chin: apply darker shade (contour) down your chin and below your neck line, blend, blend and blend some more and see how your double chin reduces. Apply lighter shade (highlight) to the tip of your chin and blend downward and along your jawline

Tip: Blend, Blend, and Blend some more!!

Recommended: 100% natural, chemical-free, mineral-based concealers for every skin-type.


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