Contouring and highlighting are like peanut butter and jelly best together. Contouring is when you use a matte powder, cream, or pencil product that’s two shades darker than your skin tone to shade areas you’d like to define or reshape, like your nose, forehead, chin, and cheekbones. Highlighting (or strobing) offsets contouring by accentuating areas of your face with light concealer or highlighter. To properly highlight or strobe, use a concealer that’s two shades lighter than your skin tone or a highlighter that flatters your complexion to emphasize the areas of your face that naturally catch the light.
Every face shape, need different contouring techniques. First of all, you need to map your face. Find the spots, that need to be covered and those, that needs to be highlighted.
To bring out your cheekbones, find the hollow part by placing your fingers on the sides of your face, and where you feel it dip underneath the bones, just above is where you place your pigment. With the nose, you can go a little bit narrower at the tip or you can carry it into the brow if you have a shorter nose to add length or width. Says the famous makeup artist Dam-Mikkelsen.
Next step is to blend your makeup very carefully. You can use your fingertips, beauty blender or blush. Blending makes it looks natural and fresh. Our tip? if you are looking for a very fresh, young look go crazy with under eye areas. The lighter, the better. In the end, dust your makeup with a fluffy brush using loose powder. Now it will last a long time!
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