How To Contour & Highlight

December 19, 2018

Having a hard time highlighting and contouring? Don’t panic, this is the perfect guide on how to contour & highlight using concealers! 

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Are you into highlighting and contouring? Too scared to give it a try? It’s actually not as scary as it looks — and I hope the following tips help you get out of your comfort zone and try something new with your makeup.

How To Contour & Highlight

I am not one to contour & highlight on the daily, because let’s be real, nobody has time for that! But for special occasions, it’s nice to spend the extra time to perfect my makeup look and go the extra mile. Recently I’ve been playing around with liquid H&C and I definitely like it more than I thought I would — the NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Concealers make it so easy!

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After you’ve applied your foundation, start by adding in a shade that is about 3 shades darker than your skin. Adding darker colors to certain areas of the face creates shadows, which help define the face and give it more shape. Add the darker shade to the tops of your forehead, temples, sides of your nose, below your cheekbones and your jaw line. 

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By adding lighter shades, you are making the area appear more prominent and enhancing it. If you have areas that need color correcting, make sure you do this before highlighting and contouring — especially around the eye area.

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Keep in mind that the way I contour, may not work for your face shape. I found these tips below from a makeup artist that I thought were perfect to share with y’all!

“New York-based makeup artist Ashley Rebecca stresses the importance of contouring for your unique face shape. Rebecca spills her pro tips here:

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