Popular HIGHLIGHT and CONTOUR 101

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Contour and highlight may enhance even the most natural or minimal makeup look by bringing out your greatest features.

It may take some time to get used to, especially when it comes to choosing the proper shades and finishes.  However, once you’ve secured your gear and honed your technique, you’ll be ready to go.

 

CONTOURING 

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Contouring is the use of makeup to enhance or change the shape of your face, but the results don’t have to be dramatic.

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Contouring isn’t just about making a round face appear more angular; it’s also about emphasizing your features based on your face shape. Also, it’s not a one-size-fits-all procedure, either: A little contour on the cheeks will help to bring out the cheekbones on a round face. Longer or narrower faces, on the other hand, may need to concentrate contouring on the hairline, forehead, and chin to soften the angular features.

• To begin contouring the face, choose a product that is 2-3 shades darker than your skin tone and belongs to the same undertone family.

• The next step is to determine whether you want to use a cream or a powder. This is largely determined by personal preference and what works best for your skin.

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• Outline the area of the face you’ll like to contour like the forehead,  jawline, nose, and cheekbones.

To contour cheekbones draw diagonal lines starting at the tragus (the small nub of the ear) and continuing along the bottom hollow of the cheekbones until you’re about halfway down the cheekbones.

HIGHLIGHTING

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It’s all about simulating a bright (or even lunar) glow when it comes to highlighting. Highlighting can help to brighten up your face and draw attention to your best features.

Powder and liquid highlighters can be used on the brow bone, nose bridge, tops of cheekbones, and even the chin, which are all “high” parts of the face where light would naturally reflect. You may rapidly give the impression of a glowing, refreshed, and youthful-looking face by accentuating these areas.

Because concealer brightens up parts of the face that are discolored or hyperpigmented, it can also be used to highlight.

Use a concealer that’s 2-3 shades lighter than your natural skin tone. Apply the concealer to the center of the forehead, the bridge of the nose, under the eyes, the area above the top lip (also known as the cupid’s bow), and the center of the chin.

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Apply translucent or loose setting powder to all of the areas where you’ve applied concealer. 

This will help you put the concealer in place and brighten these spots even more.

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When Setting Powder Is Applied 

IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW YOUR FACE SHAPE 

 

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Different Face Shapes

HOW TO HIGHLIGHT AND CONTOUR FOR BEGINNERS 

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By Maricelle Smith

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