You may have heard about ‘contouring and highlighting’ your face, yet you may also have no idea of what this about. This is a simple and old application method, however it often gets looked over or forgotten by most women when applying make-up. You will need a small powder or contouring brush, a bronzer or brown shadow a liquid highlighter and make-up sponge.
Contouring is the application of make-up in a way which defines the contours of your face and can give the appearance of a slimmer face, slender cheeks or more prominent cheek bones. It helps to accentuate the parts of your face you are particularly fond of, and equally reduce the appearance of your lesser favourite features. Apply the contour color directly underneath your cheek bones, beneath your jaw bone, on the sides of your nose and along your hairline.
Using your make-up sponge, apply a generous amount of highlighter under your eyes,
extending to the tops of your cheekbones and along the sides of your nose. Highlight your chin, the upper-most part of your jaw (directly below the ear), your brow bone, and the center of your forehead. You may also highlight your cupid’s bow for a more full, defined mouth.
Contouring and highlighting are great ways to flatter and accentuate all face shapes, and by applying correctly you can really create a stunning look!