Begginers guide to: Contouring and Highlighting
Posted on September 09 2018
Highlighting and contouring have been the biggest rage for beauty fanatics around the world. Today, you will learn how to highlight and contour to achieve a flawless look all you'll be proud of!
What you need :
Concealer OR foundation OR powder 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone
Concealer OR foundation OR powder 1-2 shades darker than your skin tone
A Blending brush or sponge
Highlighters OR Illuminaters
Optional item: translucent powder, setting spray
Step One: find your face shape
This is actually an important step as different shapes and sizes mean slightly different application areas. There are six face shapes to consider when determining which one is yours: Oval, Long, Round, Square, Heart, and Diamond. Look at the picture provided to help determine what face shape you have.
Step Two: Contour
With your lighter concealer, you want to place it in the areas where you will want to bring forward the lighter colors. These areas include
The bridge of your nose
Under eye area
The middle of your forehead
Now, with your darker concealer, you want to place it in the areas where you want to add more depth. These areas include:
Sides of your nose
The hollows of your cheeks
The perimeter of your forehead.
Step Three: Blend
This is the easiest, but most important part of the process. Here you'll want to smooth out and blend the lines you created in the step before. Contouring is meant to look as natural as possible remember so smooth smooth smooth.
If you used a cream foundation you have an extra step here as well
Add the translucent powder (a powder that goes on clear) to "set" your look and make it harder to wipe off.
Step Four: Highlight
Highlighting, or strobing, is a favorite in the make up community. Highlighting is face makeup that attracts light, creating the illusion of brightness and height.
The areas where you will be putting your highlighter are:
Your cheek bones
Bridge and Tip of your nose
Above your temples by your eyebrows.
You can also take it a step further and highlight the inner corners of your eyes and your brow bone.
*The Cupid's bow is a facial feature where the double curve of a human upper lip is said to resemble the bow of Cupid
Step Five: Finish
And that ladies and gentlemen is the basics on how to contour and highlight your beautiful face!! Now just finish your look with your regular makeup look and feel like a boss babe.