I am a big makeup enthusiast but something that I've never been able to do very well is contour my face. My knowledge in this department is pretty basic and I've always wanted to know the right technique of highlighting and contouring to make my face look thinner and much more defined. I'm sure you remember Gwen from Makeup Toys, who shared a few of her favorite things with us last week? Gwen is a professional makeup artist in Singapore and someone who is very good at what she does. Well, I asked her for help and she being a sweetheart, agreed to share her knowledge on contouring, shading and highlighting with us. The below article has been written by Gwen.
Ever wondered why celebrities and models always look picture perfect from all angles?
|Face Map For Highlight and Contour|
- Cleanse and prep skin with a .
- Allow 2 to 3 minutes for the primer to settle onto the face. If necessary, you can blot off any excess with some tissue paper.
- Apply your normal foundation shade onto your whole face. Remember to blend it well.
- Following the face map above, apply your darker foundation accordingly and and start blending with your buffing brush.
- The darker foundation should be at least 2 to 3 shades darker than your normal foundation and they must have the same base tone. I recommend buying foundations of the same brand and same texture. In that way, you will be sure they are really at least 2 to 3 shades apart and have the same base tone.
- When I’m using liquid foundations, I use my buffing brush or stippling brush to blend the foundation
- If you are using creme foundations, the best way to apply and blend is to use a sponge. Some creme foundations require you to wet the sponge a little before any application. Make sure you check with the beauty advisers before you make your purchase.