Highlighting and contouring originated from male to female drag queens to use makeup artistry for a means to soften their jawlines and hide their facial hair and eyebrow shape. This kind of makeup has been proven to be heavy on the highlight and shape and very expressive. But to non-professionals, the artwork of contouring and highlighting may seem like a daunting task because there could be confusion in the right way to apply it.
Highlighting and contouring is a corrective procedure, used to make the perfect face shape, meaning it’s not the same for every individual. For girls, while highlighting and design there is a fine line between enhancing your best features and painting on a totally new face. Women already have feminine and soft features. When applying cosmetics, the overuse of goods can otherwise fully exaggerate and make unflattering capabilities.
Here is the thing, the cosmetics industry has made a killing from this”beat face” fashion and made the over use of highlighting and contouring the new standard. The goal now is to provide yourself attributes that you don’t actually have: Brighter, bigger eyes. A thinner, daintier nose.
This is not the case if you understand how to do makeup correctly. You’d discover that by following techniques besides that of an expert you might end up incorporating unnecessary measures merely to look “natural.”
While professional makeup artists take comparable measures using highlighting and design flawlessly to improve – not conceal your beautiful features, they know that effective highlighting and design is to use as little product as possible so the final result is believably natural, to blend it in well and also to add more colour gently.
Superior makeup is makeup that looks great in person and in photographs, and that accentuates attributes rather than hiding everything. There is an art to this. Heavy base, then heavy hiding, followed by heavy cream highlight/contour may look good at night, sometimes, or on camera, but in person, it’s fairly extreme.
A mild natural highlight and shape for the average woman on a daily basis is a stunning thing to learn and exercise. Some important tips to know before integrating highlighting and contouring into your makeup program is that:
• Contouring is subtly defining one’s attributes and for this to appear flawless, it ought to be barely noticeable.
• Mixing concealer with base can create a more natural and smooth highlight
• He said Practice makes perfect facial defects.