CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT LIKE A PRO

CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT LIKE A PRO
February 26, 2017 courtnay
In Tips & Tricks

PERFECT NATURAL CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT

Contouring and highlighting are two techniques that you can use to enhance your bone structure and create illusion of depth to your face. Creating shadows to define certain areas and highlight to achieve a more sculpted look.

Follow our FOUR STEP guide to achieve a natural flawless finish!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Foundation
Foundation Brush
Highlighter (two shades lighter than your skin tone)
Contour cream or powder (two shades darker than your skin tone)
Translucent powder
Beauty blender

Ideal brushes: Buffing brush, flat contour brush, small flat angled contour brush, pointed contour brush

STEP 1. CONCEALING

Using a foundation/concealer brush and your lightest foundation make triangular shapes going underneath both your eyes going down your smile line and up to the outer corner of your eye.

Draw a line down the bridge of your nose and and a upside triangle on you forehand.

TIP: Other areas suitable for highlight is the cupid bow and chin.

STEP 2. MAP YOUR FACE

Taking your darkest foundation find the hallow part of of your cheekbone and apply the foundation into the creases of each cheek  and along the right and left sides of your forehead.

TIP: Other areas suitable for contour would be under the chin, around the sides of the nose and in the middle of the cupids bow.

  

STEP 3. BLEND, BLEND, BLEND

Pull the lightest foundation towards the contour colour around the face.

TIP: For natural looking contour use small circular motions with a brush or damp beauty blender and tap over the contour colour merging it into your base foundation.

To intensify the cheek area, you want to blend upwards and blend until you can no longer see any harsh lines or streaks on your face.

TIP: When blending your nose contour start first with the lighter products and then the darker products.

STEP 4. SET IT

Using a loose powder brush apply a translucent powder to the entire face to set the look.

TIP: Use a brightening powder over concealer or as a highlighter to brighten skin for a radiant look.

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