Highlighting and contouring are popular makeup techniques for enhancing facial features, adding dimension, and creating a flawless complexion. It can be intimidating if you’re new to makeup or just starting out with highlight and contour. Anyone, however, can learn how to do it with the right tools and techniques. Here are some pointers for beginners learning how to highlight and contour: Select the appropriate products: Begin by choosing the appropriate highlight and contour products for your skin type and tone. Depending on your preferences, you can select a powder, cream, or liquid formula. If you’re not sure which shade to use, go one to two shades lighter than your skin tone for highlighting and one to two shades darker for contouring. Make sure your skin is clean and moisturized before applying any makeup. This will aid in the smooth and even application of your makeup. Apply a primer to your makeup to create a smooth base and help it last longer.
Determine your face shape: Different face shapes necessitate various contouring techniques. Examine your face shape to see which areas you want to highlight and contour. For example, if you have a round face, contour your cheeks to create a more defined appearance.
Apply your base makeup: Apply your foundation, concealer, and powder as usual before starting your highlight and contouring. This will ensure that your base makeup is even and your highlight and contour will blend seamlessly.
Apply your foundation, concealer, and powder as usual before beginning your highlight and contouring. This ensures that your base makeup is even and that your highlight and contour blend smoothly.
Highlight: Use your highlighter to draw attention to the areas you want to draw attention to, such as your cheekbones, brow bone, and the bridge of your nose. Using a brush or sponge, blend it out.
Contour: Use your contour product to define the areas you want to define, such as your jawline, temples, and cheek hollows. Apply the product with a small brush and blend it out with a brush or sponge.
Blending is essential for achieving a natural-looking finish. Blend out any harsh lines with a clean brush or sponge to create a seamless transition between your highlight and contour. Set your makeup: Use a setting powder or spray to ensure that your highlight and contour last all day. Always remember that practice makes perfect! Don’t be discouraged if your first highlight and contouring attempt isn’t perfect. You’ll get better and more comfortable with the technique with time and practice.