How to Highlight And Contour

By on October 24, 2015

Make-up is a powerful tool created to enhance one’s beauty, however many women struggle to apply make up the right way. Whether you decide to go for the natural look or the over the top diva look, make-up has the ability to transform your appearance. Since highlighting and contouring isn’t the easiest task in the world, we wanted to help you along the way. Below are 7 tips on how to master the art of highlighting and contouring.

1. Get the right products

Buying make-up is not enough. To properly highlight your face, you will need two things: a matte shading cream and a highlighter. However make sure to not layer different textures as it can cause a caked-on effect.
2. No glitter

To properly highlight, getting the right color is crucial. According to make-up artist Polly Osmond “ a highlighter should be almost the same color as your skin. Unfortunately sparkly products containing glitter will not look good.
3. Pick the right tools

Think about what you need and what you need it for. While its best to use your fingers when applying creams, it will probably not work as good when applying blush.
4. Light, light, light

Applying your make-up with bad lightning is a big no-no. Because every face is different, every facial shape will catch the light differently.
5. Bring out the best in you

Find out what you love the most about your face and focus on that specific area. If you love your eyes, for instance, then you might want to go with the smokey eye look.
6. Know your face shape

Understand that what looks good on one person might not look as good on you. Consider your face shape and contour in a way that will compliment your shape. If you have a round face, contouring under your cheekbones will create an illusion of a smaller face.
7. Blend!

Even if you make a mistake while applying make-up, always make sure you blend it. The best way to blend is by using a sponge or a fluffy brush to even it out.


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