Sunday, January 12, 2014

Highlighting and contouring

 
 I personally think that highlighting/contouring does make a difference! It is a nice and quick way to give your face a "boost." I definitely do not do this everyday, due to the fact that it is a lot of makeup. I usually will highlight/contour when I am going out for the night or for a special occasion. 

The picture to the left I have absolutely no makeup on (just moisturizer), and believe me there are days where I leave the house looking like that. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with leaving the house with no makeup, let your face breath and embrace that natural beauty girl! 

1. Have on ONLY moisturizer 
2. Just foundation. I did use a primer underneath, and use your favorite foundation! Ha ha ha are you annoyed as much as I am by that one piece of hair just hanging out in the air?!

Tribal anyone? Starting out with the highlight, you want to use a shade that is 3-5 shades darker than your natural color and highlight the areas that you want to appear "slimmer" so areas like: your nose, cheekbones, temples/forehead, and chin area. Than highlight the areas that you want to "pop," choose a shade that is lighter than your natural skin tone, but not too light where you look like a zombie! Highlight under your eyes, the bridge of your nose, and your cupids bow (above your lip), middle of your forehead, and your brow bone.

The last step is to blend, blend, blend! Also make sure you set everything with a powder. I use a translucent powder to set the areas that I highlighted and a bronzer for the contour. If you don't want to use a cream as your highlighter you can just go straight to bronzer and use that as your highlight. 

Before- here I just have on foundation, and I feel like there is no life/glow to my face and it is very one dimensional.

After- by contouring and highlighting you really bring dimension and light to your face!

I hope you found this helpful and easier when it comes to contouring and highlighting!

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21 comments:

  1. Thank you for your lovely comment! And wow, you are good at contouring and highlighting. Great tutorial! Looks beautiful

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  2. you look lovely.. great job on contouring.. I still haven't quote figured it out yet!! xxo
    Jamie
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    1. It takes some time to learn, just don't rush it and blend!

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  3. Just awesome. I already knew that you were talented with make-up and this just proves it:)

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  4. Admazing make up. The advice is great!!! :)
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    que buen post!!
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  6. You're right it makes a difference!! Btw you remind me of Keira Knightley!

    xx Mira

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  7. Great Tutorial. Gotta try this.

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    1. You definitely should, let me know how it works for you!

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  8. Awesome blog! Super liked it
    I'm following you on blogloving

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  9. Wow, it's amazing, but you're right, we should all embrace our natural beauty, I don't wear makeup every day.
    Mafalda ❤
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    1. You definitely should =) makeup is fun buy don't be afraid of your natural beauty!

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  10. Great post!

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