Make-Up Tips: Contour and Highlight
HELLO ladies, I hope the holidays are going great and you are stuffing your face like nobody’s business! There are always New Year resolutions to undo all the damage done so what the heck? I would like to talk about contour and highlighting in this post. If you haven’t heard about this craze, please get out of that cave you’re living in and sign up for Pinterest already!
If you ever look at celebrities on the red carpet and wonder how on earth their make-up looks so perfect, (Photoshop can’t look that natural) then I have the answer and it is very simple. See, the camera shows all and it can be completely unforgiving. That is where contouring and highlighting comes in. Basically you use dark make-up on certain parts of your face (contour) and light make-up on others (highlight) so when the camera light hits your face it bounces off the highlighted areas giving a nice sculpted look to your face. I promise once you perfect this trick, make-up will never be the same for you. Kim Kardashian is very open about her use of highlight and contouring and she often posts her before/after pictures so look up her Twitter and Instagram for inspiration.
You can use foundations to contour and highlight by using a foundation two shades darker than your normal shade to contour and three shades lighter than your usual to highlight. It will look crazy at first, do not worry, but make sure to blend as much as possible. The other alternative is to use a normal highlighter, Benefit do really good ones but they are a bit pricey. Again the trick is to blend it in with the rest of the make up. Here are some really good highlighters, some are pricier than others but in my opinion they all do the same thing once blended well with the right brushes.
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