Sunday, November 10, 2013

Contour and Highlight Tutorial

This post is going to show you how I contour and highlight my face. It's a way to add definition and dimension to the face. You may not have to do this everyday, but it's great for special occasions, especially if you are going to take photos. Why do you think celebrities always look perfect in the red carpet. This is one of their easy tricks. The photo below shows you a pretty good idea on the placement of the colors. Some people may do it differently, but this is how I do it. I hope you find it helpful.

What is contouring?
-Contouring or shading is a makeup trick that can make certain areas of the face recede making them appear smaller or slimmer. You know how the wearing a black dress makes your body appear slimmer? Same idea.
- Hollow of the cheeks, temples, under the chin (if you have a long chin), jawbone, side of the nose (to make them appear longer), hair line (forehead area) and even the neck area.

What is highlighting?
-Highlighting is a makeup trick that can bring the best areas of your face forward. When you're studying for a test, you use a highlighter to highlight the important parts of the book or your notes you want to remember. It's the same idea. You want to highlight the best parts of your face.
-Apple of the cheeks, under the eyes, bridge of the nose, brow bone, chin and around the mouth.

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You are gonna need...
  • liquid/cream foundation that matches your skin tone
  • liquid/cream foundation or concealer 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone. 
  • liquid/cream foundation or concealer 1-2 shades darker than your skin tone.
  • face powder or setting powder
  • powder bronzer
  • foundation brush
  • beauty blender or a damp sponge

Please watch the tutorial to learn how I do it. Enjoy!






The brushes I used in the video are all from
BHcosmetics.com


17 comments:

  1. Wow! Perfect! Actually I am not really good in contouring. I have tried it once but I failed. Glad that I have found this post. Thank you also for the tutorial you have shared here.

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    1. Glad you found it helpful! It takes a bit of practice. Good luck!

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  2. Wow, you are a professional! Nice video!

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    1. It's definitely one of my fav makeup tricks :) Thanks for stopping by

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  3. This is such a great way to show how it's done! So natural and flawless, I really want to contour/highlight more! Great job!

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    1. Hi Sharlynn, the key is blending very well. I love doing this when I go out at night :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Are those brushes still available at bh cosmetics? If so what is it called? You did a great job by the way, I loved the video!

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    1. Hi Nicky. It should be. I got it at a BH cosmetics booth at a beauty event last year for $12. They're pretty good for the price

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  5. When u do this, its looks so easy.. Thanks for share...

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    1. It takes a bit of practice, love! Thanks for stopping by

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    2. Indeed.. Practice makes perfect... Beauty Blender makes everything more perfect..
      My pleasure...

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