Regularly we tend to ignore this two steps while applying our casual makeup and sometimes we tend to use them the wrong way. For most people contouring and highlighting aren’t their everyday activities. They’re for those special occasions when you want to look extra glam. So how about at that one occasion you look as beautiful as you can.
Let’s look at few tips and steps that can help us look 😘.
Correct skin discolorations
To hide skin decolorations such as far spots/circles under the eyes. Apply your colour correcting concealer shade/shades of your choice to targeted area and blend well using a make up blender of your choice also. The small pointed tip of this makeup blender is perfect for maneuvering around hard to get areas.
Next you apply your foundation, smooth the foundation onto your skin and then buff it into your face using any makeup foundation blender of your choice.
After applying your foundation you sometimes notice that the foundation can’t cover every single imperfection. If you can still spot blemish peeking through, you are advised to follow through with concealer. Dot it on areas you need a little coverage, then you blend with your blender.
Apply the highlighter of your choosing at key spots like under your eyes around the inner corners of your eyes, down the bridge of your nose, in between your eye brows, beneath the arch of your eyebrowbs, above your cheekbones, and along your cupids bow and down the center of your chin.
For powder highlighter : apply it using a fan brush.
For liquid highlighter : use a makeup blender or your fingers.
Focus on your face shape
There isn’t a specific or proved way to contour, how the pros know that we might not know is thay how you contour your face depends on your face shape
Let’s see a few face shapes
For square : the width of your forehead, cheek bones and jaw are all nearly the same. Those with this type of face should soften their edges by contouring along the perimeter of their face.
Oval : long or oval-shaped face. If your forehead, cheekbones and jawline are similar in size but your face length is the largest, focus on your forehead and jawline to create a shorter shape.
Round : all your measurements are equal. Create a more angular shape by contouring the sides of your forehead and along your temples, below your cheekbones and on your jawline.
Now how to finally contour. Popular places to contour include along your hairline, under your cheekbones, along the sides of your nose. However, for the best results make your contour according to your face shape as detailed above
When you know where to apply, blend well into your face using the contour blender.
For powder contour : try an angled contour makeup brush, lightly dip it into the powder and dust it on wherever you want a more a sculted look. Clean excess product off the brush then use it to blend out.
To put your sculpted look to perfection, you will want your contoured look to last untill the end of the occasion. You’ll need to set up your makeup, you are advised to use a set makeup extender spray setting sprat instead of using a powder and adding another layer of make up.
With all this your make up will look glamorous and perfect.