Beauty tip : How to contour & highlight your face ?

November 10, 2015

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Flawless skin and a skillfully sculpted face is not only a red carpet requirement, but it’s also a makeup must in the fashion world. Technique is everything when contouring the face and knowing where to apply the appropriate makeup is key.

 

The first step to creating a sculpted face, is knowing where to contour. It's the one thing you can add to your daily routine that will make a huge difference.

 

 

What products should you use?

 

Putting the correct products to use is just as important as the placement itself :

 

- Bronzer

 

Bronzer should enhance your complexion so pick something that compliments the natural pigments in your skin. If you have warm undertones, opt for something with a peach base. If you have cooler undertones, pick an earth-colored bronzer.

Look for multi-use palettes. It includes an highlighter, blush, and a contouring shade.

 

- Highlighter

 

If you have a cool skin tone, go with a highlighter that is both light and iridescent. If you have a warmer skin tone—stick with a highlighter with a warmer undertone.

Use a highlighting brush to apply highlighter for the sheerest coverage.

 

- Blush

 

Pinch your cheeks and take note of the color they turn right after—whatever shade of rouge you see should be reminiscent of the blush you decide to use. Otherwise, go with an apricot shade or a rosy hue as these are universally flattering colors.

Use a dense blush brush because the denser the brush, the more product it will pick up. Contouring your face correctly enhances your natural bone structure, giving you a defined yet natural finish that’s ideal for any outing.

 

If you follow this contouring guide you will be well on your way to a runway (or red carpet) ready look in no time!

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