Topic: Contouring and Highlighting


Hi today I am talking on a few makeup tips.  Sharing info as usual!!  Don't you ever wonder how your favorites celebrities like Kerry Washington, Angela Simmons, and even Kim Kardashian (love her or hate her)seem to always have insanely high cheekbones, a defined nose and flawless complexions. Their secret is contouring which gives an appearance of a slimmer face. Here’s how to contour your face like a celebrity in three easy steps.  Firstly do remember we all have different faces.

 


You can do it yourself or ask a makeup artist you trust for some guidance.  Am sure you'll have a few trails before you get it right.  You'll also need to make sure you collect the perfect tools for your makeup kit.  I am a Black Opal or IMAN or Sleek lady.  I get my blash from ColoreEvolution.

Areas to contour and highlight



Contouring
This adds definition and structure to the face, which will give the appearance of a slimmer face. There are several products to use when contouring; powders, creams or liquid. For beginners and for a everyday makeup look, I would recommend using a bronzer or a darker shade of face powder for a natural contouring or the Sleek face contour kit.
Where to contour:
Hollows of your cheeks
Temples/hairline
Jawline
Sides of the nose
Highlighting:
When highlighting your face, attention will be drawn to those features and will make them stand out. There are shimmery and matte highlighters in powder or liquid formulas. Shimmery highlighters usually give the skin such a nice glow.
Where to highlight:
Top of the cheekbones
Centre of the forehead
Bridge of the nose
Chin


Contouring and highlighting is all about adding shadows and to highlight certain parts of your face, which makes the face look more dimensional. If highlighting and contouring isn’t a part of your makeup routine I definitely think you should give it a try, it certainly will take your makeup to the next level!
I have also put a link for Kim Kardashian advanced highlighting.

http://www.hellomagazine.com/healthandbeauty/makeup/2013041212060/kim-kardashian-top-ten-beauty-tips/

http://www.beautylish.com/v/riiuji/kim-kardashian-highlight-and-contour-tutorial

Also try to checkout the YouTube for tutorials...believe me there are a thousand videos ladies put up to show you how to do it with different products of your preference.  I have downloaded about 3 on my phone hahaaaha.  The first time I tried it with my black opal highlighter, powder and powder foundation i felt baked haahaa.

This time round we not talking of troubling the tailor..this time go ask your makeup artist to help you on this.  Get the right products puliiizzzzz!!  Something like..Sleek face makeup contour kit or Ben Nye Banana Powder..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMOj75F_TcY.

 http://www.sleekmakeup.com/face/contouring/face-contour-kit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q05EjQqvks

More tips... and before and after looks

  


 Bride flawless look











It makes a difference.  Gives you a natural look and makes your face look slimmer.  Your homework is to try this out and find out what shades best suit you.

Do you contour and highlight your face?





Highlighting and contouring gone wrong.... too much under the eyes.

The internet is filled with so much information.  So this evening I decided to share the links.  Its always good to share information.  Check out tutorials below and search for more on you tube:

http://danielchinchilla.com/main/the-artist/the-makeup-products-i-used.html
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg_uu7yr6DQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oykGi8hHRtE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMOj75F_TcY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHAwKaN6Ubo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBLHE0ME-GA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX7xXCFK67w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVKtDe4xaQ4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC2jhW6dOb4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T6Ig-JugPo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOap2eh5UH0
http://vmacandcheese.com/2013/07/16/how-to-contour-and-highlight-your-face/



Thank you for reading and hope you found this helpful.


KaKKi
xx

2 comments:

  1. Love the tips... Am definitely begining to contour!!! xx http://mylittleprettywardrobe.wordpress.com/

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    1. Hi you are welcome n am glad u luv the tips. Hope u try out shades that suit you. Am still exploring seeing that the pros like Kim hav a lighter skin colour.thankx for stopping by xx

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