If you are one of those girls who is
really into makeup you have probably heard about the importance of contouring
and highlighting a million times and if you are one of those girls who is like
what is she talking about?-.^, let me tell you that in my opinion the first thing
someone should learn about how to do their makeup is how to contour and
highlight. If you ask me you don’t need smoky eyes or winged eyeliner to look gorgeous you just need to contour and
highlight right and learn how to do your brows too. So today I am going to
teach you the basics of highlighting and contouring so you can get that famous
Kim K face.
Your face is your canvas and I am
going to teach you how to paint it right. First thing you need to know is that
with contouring we sharpen so it means that we minimize: we minimize our nose,
we shorten out forehead, we make our face appear thinner etc. We highlight
where the sun would naturally hit us but keep in mind that highlighting can
emphasize some tings on our face. YOU
NEED TO REMEMBER THAT YOU NEED TO ADJUST THEM SO THEY CAN FIT YOUR FACE’S
For example if someone has a big forehead they need to bring the contour
more closer to their eyebrows and highlight just a little bit between them and
above them so their forehead appears smaller, but if someone has a small
forehead they need to keep the contour close to their hairline and not bring it
down and they need to highlight from the eyebrows up in the middle of their
forehead so their forehead appears bigger. So I found a picture of this girl
and I tried to illustrate you where to contour and where to highlight (p.s.
sorry if you think it’s bad but I tried)
So the highlight is where the sun
hits us and the contour is the shadow it creates.
· - Contouring
are contouring our forehead, cheekbones and our chin with the famous 3 contouring(
starting from the forehead and ending with the chin you draw the number 3 on
your face). Your cheekbones contour should start from the middle of your ear
and follow a straight line to your mouth angels. But just because it needs to follow
this line it doesn't mean that you should contour down to your mouth, you should focus the contour close to your ear and not bring it down further than a middle or 1/3 of your
cheek. When you are contouring your chin, don’t forget to contour your neck so
you would have an even skin tone. If you want to make your nose appear thinner
contour the sides of the bridge of your nose and if you want to give some more
shape to the tip of your nose than contour it too. If you are not applying
eyeshadows contour your crease.
· - Highlighting
You need to highlight under
your eyes in the triangle shape so you would bring that highlight on your
checks. Highlight the bridge of your nose and your forehead. To make your lips
appear bigger highlight your cupid’s bow. Highlight above and under your
eyebrows to give them more shape and make your eyes appear bigger. Don’t forget
to highlight the inner corner of your eyes.
-Apply the blush on your
checks between the contour and highlight.
To achieve all these things
there are two ways:
1.You bye two foundations one
one color lighter and the other one one color darker than your skin tone. You
apply the lighter one where you like to highlight and the darker one where you
want to contour and than you blend them together with a brush or sponge.
2.You put a foundation that is
the same color with your skin tone on your face and than with a concealer that
is one shade lighter than your foundation you highlight all the areas that you
want and with a bronzer you contour.
Keep in mind that you want to keep
your contour matte and you are allowed to have some sparkle in your highlight.
However my tip for you would be highlight with matte concealer and than you can
put on your cheeks and cupid’s bow some of those highlighters. You can use a
glitter eyeshadow under your brow and on your inner corner. Your blush doesn't
have to be matte.