Mastering Highlighting and Contouring

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In the past year highlighting and contouring has been on the top agenda in the makeup world. This blog post is all about sculpting and tricking the eye into seeing a slimmer face.  One of the most important tips to keep in mind is that using a light shade will bring the area of the face forward and enhance it, whereas where you want to “push back” an area of the face you will apply a darker shade.

With a contour shade of your choice create an “E” shape starting from above the brow to the hairline, along the temple, below the cheekbone and along the jawline.
 ♥ First things first, find the hollow beneath your cheekbone and that is where you should apply your contour. Create a line from your hairline towards the corner of your mouth and stop halfway.
♥  Putting the dark shade beneath your jaw line will give an impression of a sharper jaw line.
♥ Along the hairline of your forehead is another area where you need to shade to balance out the contour on your cheekbones.

With a highlighter of your choice, trace a backward “E”, starting above the brow at the inner corner. Glide the highlight along the nose to just below the eye. Then, bring the line in towards the base of the nose and out underneath the cheeks to create a sharper contour and blend.
♥ Putting the lighter shade underneath the eyes is one of the tricks to cover up the Chanel bags that we may wake up with after a five-hour sleep.
♥ If you are wondering why makeup artist create a V-shape on the forehead and in the center of the chin, it is to balance out the lighting.
♥ If you want to give an impression of fuller, Kylie Jenner Lips highlight the area on the cupid’s bow (FYI, on your upper lip)
♥ Some might even highlight the areas around the nostrils, where most women tend to have redness.

 ♥ The perfect finish to you cheeks would be with a natural glow. Apply the highlight on the high points of the cheek, brow bone and in the inner corners of your eyes; where the light hits naturally.

What shade to choose for highlighting and contouring?
For your highlight go for a shade or two lighter than your skin tone while for the contour you should opt for a shade darker than your skin tone.

Cream Contouring or Powder Contouring?
I personally prefer cream contouring because I feel like I can blend it out a bit more than the powder to give more of a natural finish. However, powder will work quite as well.

This is the final look! 

Products used:

Cream: Anastasia Beverly hills Cream Contour Kit / NYX contour Duo
Powder: Nyx blush – Taupe / Maybelline Fit Me Master Sculpt
Highlight: Becca Champagne Pop / Carli Bybel Palette


Thank you so much for reading this blog post! I hope that it will help you and give you a better idea of how to Contour and highlight :) 

Love Attaire XxX


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