Highlighting and contouring is a makeup technique used to create light and dark areas to sculpt and shape the face in a pleasing way. Using highlighting and contouring, you can manipulate the shape of your face to appear more sculptured.
Determining your face shape is the first and most important step when highlighting and contouring. For each face shape, there is a slightly different placement of the highlight and contour.
Concealer/foundation/powder (1-2 shades lighter, 1-2 shades darker than skin tone)
Blending brush or sponge
*Optional: translucent powder, setting spray
Apply concealer under both eyes (to hide dark circles and create a smooth finish around the area) and areas like the chin, forehead and along the bridge of the nose.
Apply setting powder over the concealer and all over the areas in the step above and wait for a few minutes. This process is called baking.
Apply contour on areas of the face (to cast shadows) according to individual facial feature
Blend the contour seamlessly into the skin
Apply setting spray
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