Highlighting and contouring are the latest installments in the beauty industry. They enable you to enhance your look and refocus attention on your desirable features. Check out the following guide to highlight and contour for beginners. The first step is to gather the necessary materials and cosmetic products. You need a concealer, a foundation, a powder that is about a shade lighter, a contouring powder that is a shade darker than your skin, a blending brush or sponge, highlighters, translucent powder, and setting spray. You can also swap out the products that are in powder form for cream products if you are more comfortable with that.
Identify Your Face Shape
The first step is very important in the world of highlighting and contouring. Each face shape has slight differences in terms of the placement of the products. There are 6 different shapes as of the moment, and they include oval, long, square, heart, diamond, and round. You can simply look for a guy online and follow the placement for the corresponding face shape. The common denominator of contouring and highlighting for everyone is to achieve a sharp jawline, more defined cheekbones, a smaller forehead, and a sharper nose.
Begin Highlighting And Contouring
You do this step after you have laid down the base of your face. The step is after applying the foundation, whether it is liquid or powder. Take your concealer which should be about a shade or two lighter than your skin tone. Apply it in a downward triangle between your eyebrows and on your forehead, two more downward triangles under each eye, down the line of your nose, on the top of your lips, and in the middle of your chin. This brings to attention to the center of your face and it illuminates your face.
Take your contour powder and place it along your jaw, the hollows of your cheeks, temples, your nose, and along the perimeter of your forehead. You can extend the highlighting and contouring to your neck as well.
This is the easiest step yet it is the most important. You need to take time with blending all of the products together and into your skin. The first step is to blend out the harsh lines by beginning with the dark contour strokes. You can use a sponge or brush depending on the type of product. Make sure to arrive at a seamless and natural-looking contour job. In order to make your contour and highlight last for the rest of the day, apply some setting spray and let it dry.