Here’s a quick guide to contour and highlight. You can follow this steps if you are certain of your face shape and you have learnt the full and complete beginners guide to contouring and highlighting.
Having learnt the basic complete beginners steps to contouring and highlighting on our previous post
We should know that contouring is when you use a matte (not shimmery) powder or cream that’s two shades darker than your skin tone to shade areas you’d like to define, areas like your nose (to define the bridge), your chin, forehead, neck and cheekbone .
While Highlighting offsets contouring by accentuating areas of your face with a light concealer or foundation that’s two shades lighter than your skin tone. The lighter must be applied on the areas of the face where light hits, apply on the forehead, bridge of the nose, cupids bows, chin and the cheekbones “drawing a C to the temples”
1. Cheekbones; to accentuate your cheekbones, first find the hollows of your cheekbones, you can do this by sucking in your cheeks. Draw a straight line from your ears to the middle of your cheeks stopping about an inch to the corner of your mouth. Blend with a clean foundation brush or beauty blender.
Blend back and forth and then blend slightly upwards a hit
2. Forehead: Make your forehead look smaller, find the arch of your eyebrow , draw a straight line up to your hairline. Do it on both sides. Draw horizontal line from the left to the right line along your hairline. Blend everything outwards
3. Neck; Want to hide your turkey, double chin might be a problem to many but not to worry you can equally contour and solve that problem. Draw a line along your bottom jaw line and blend towards your neck
4. Nose; to make your nose look smaller, draw straight line on both sides of your nose. Connect both lines at the tip of your nose, more like drawing a “U” shape. Blend outwards
1. Under your eyes; Highlight under your eyes to brighten that area, start at the inner corner of your eyes and go down to the edge of your eyes, this will create a triangle shape. Draw dots in between that triangle or stripes. Blend. You can go all the way to your temples instead of going to the edge of your eye.
2. Center of your face;
– Nose, draw a straight line at the middle of your nose
– Fore head; draw straight lines right above your nose, right in the middle of your forehead. (vertical lines) along your eyebrows
– Chin and cupids bow; draw horizontal lines on your chin and for the cupid bow, follow the lines of cupids bow