Makeup Tips: Contours and Highlights

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contour-highlightContour and highlight are the big beauty buzzwords lately. Contouring the face gives the appearance of a highly chiseled face structure. A proper contour gives the appearance of a slender face, higher cheekbones, structured jaw line, and even a smaller forehead if you need it. Highlighting gives your face a glow by highlighting the highest points of the face so that light will reflect from these points.

How to Contour:

  1. Apply concealer and foundation as normal.
  2. Take either a powder or liquid foundation in at least 2 shades darker than your natural skin tone and use a flat stippling brush to grab product.
  3. Start at the hallows of your cheek, make a fishy face if it helps you find them. Go in gentle tight circles as you move up towards your hairline.
  4. Extend up to the temples of your face and do a few swipes on your forehead right at the edge of your hairline. (This is where you can make your forehead looks smaller if you feel you need it).
  5. Take the brush and in the same motion graze your jaw line.
  6. Grab a little more product with your brush and run the brush along the sides of your nose. This will give your nose a slender appearance.

How to Highlight:

  1. An easy way to highlight if you do or don’t have a specific highlighting product is to use a light shade of concealer under the eye. Use a small amount and your finger to pat concealer on your under eye area. Gently extend the area to include the top of your cheekbones.
  2. Take a highlighting product and rub a small amount to the top of your cheekbones.
  3. Run that product on the top length of your nose.
  4. Place a small amount above your eyebrows, lengthwise.
  5. Also use highlighter on the brow bone, right underneath your brows.
  6. Use either your finger or a sponge to gently blend the highlighter into your skin.


Watch this step by step video that uses drugstore products.


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