How to: Makeup Highlighting….

So, Poutlings have you discovered the one and only wonder that is highlighting your face with a dash of makeup here, a touch there to completely transform your look in just a couple of strokes by accentuating cheek bones and making your nose look smaller? If you haven’t I suggest you get your notepads out and start paying attention immediately!

Start by applying your foundation first after cleansing and moisturising your skin. This will help your skin have the smooth, translucent surface to apply your highligher.

If you look at the picture I added above, if you blur your eyes while looking at it, you will get the idea of what the finished product will look like, with highlighting and contouring. (This is highlighting/contouring with foundation, not powder like mentioned in my blog post below).

  • Using your powder brush, lightly apply highlighter to the area just above your cheekbones to enhance them and make them appear more prominent. The key is to apply highlighter with a light touch so that it doesn’t look harsh or obvious. Too much highlighter can make you look like a clown. Practice until you can apply it without leaving a border the size of the Zimbabwe one. Do you have a wide nose? Apply highlighter down the center of your nose and a darker shade of makeup subtly along the edges. If you have a weak chin, apply highlighter lightly to the tip of your chin to visually bring it forward, causing it to appear more prominent.
  • Highlighters comes in a variety of forms but for the highlighting beginner, I would suggest to use a powder form. It also tends to give the most natural look. To apply the the highligher to your face, I suggest using a large powder/ kabuki / blush brush.
  • Once you’ve applied highlighter above your cheekbones, apply a light application of blush directly to your cheekbones. Your cheekbones should appear more pronounced from the contrast of the colored blush next to the highlighter.
  • Now that you’ve contoured your face with highlighter and applied blush, lightly apply a layer of translucent loose powder over the entire surface of your face. This will reduce shine and help to set your facial contouring.

    You’re now ready to face the world with your freshly highlighted and contoured face.



Filed under Beauty, Blush, Contour, Makeup

8 responses to “How to: Makeup Highlighting….

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