Beauty | How To Contour and Highlight

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Whenever I want the appearance of high cheekbones, slimmer nose and a sculpted face, I turn to Contouring and Highlight. Contouring defines and shapes your face, giving you that chiseled runway model look.  Highlighting, defines areas where the light would normally hit the face. I am no makeup expert, but through trial and error, I have learned what products work the best. Trust me, I watched so many YouTube to get this technique down pack.

Below is a picture of Kim Kardashian and the areas for highlighting and contouring.

Picture Courtesy of  TheUntrendyGirl
In order to achieve the perfect contour and highlighting look, here are some things to keep in mind.

1. Two for Two | I contour with a cream  BH Cosmetics Contour Kit, because it is easy to blend. I use concealer two shades light than my skin tone... Under my eyes in an invented V just at my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, middle of my forehead, middle part of the upper lip and middle of the chin. Then two shades darker for contouring... In between the concealed parts.... At the jaw line down the sides of the nose and at the template and forehead. I use an e.l.f. foundation brush.

2. Blend It Out | I use a wet Beauty Blender to blend, blend, blend. This helps to make blending smooth and to get rid of those harsh lines. Blending at the hairline will give the face that slimmer look. You are on your way to a chiseled face.

3. Define More | I use a bronzer and highlighter from NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette to define the contour even more. Also, set anywhere I put concealer with a setting powder to make there is no ceasing. I use a contouring brush from Real Techniques 

4. Don't forget to highlight anywhere you put that concealer, blush and your favorite lippy to complete the look. I use a small tapered MAC 217 and for blush a doom by Real Technique  

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