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Best Tips for Highlighting and Contouring for Beginners

Top Tips for Beginners

Highlighting and contouring are the most popular trends among beauty enthusiasts all over the world. This procedure has been around for a long time in the cosmetics profession, but it didn’t become popular until celebrities started sharing their beauty ideas on social media. Today, you’ll learn how to contour and highlight your face to achieve the immaculate appearance that all of your favorite celebrities have!

Tools needed for Highlighting and Contouring:

1-Concealer/foundation/powder (1-2 shades lighter/darker than skin tone) 

2-Blending brush or sponge
4-Optional: translucent powder, setting spray

Step 1 for Highlighting and contouring: What Is Your Face Shape?

When it comes to highlighting and contouring, determining your face shape is the first and most important step for highlighting and contouring. The location of the highlight and contour differs depending on the face shape. When deciding which face shape is right for you, consider the following: Oval, Long, Round, Square, Heart, and Diamond. 

Step 2 for Highlighting and contouring: Start Contouring

You’ll contour with foundation, cream-based, or powder-based cosmetics. It’s entirely up to you whether you utilize all three or none at all. Make sure you have a concealer that is one to two shades lighter than your skin tone, as well as a concealer (foundation, powder…) that is one to two shades darker. You’ll want to use your lighter concealer in the areas that you want to draw attention to or easily conceal.
For many people, these locations would be the bridge of their nose, chin, under eye area, and thus the center of their forehead. Now you want to use your darker concealer to fill in the areas where you want to add additional depth. The corners of your nose, the jawline, and the hollows of your cheeks, your temples, and thus the perimeter of your forehead would be these places for most people. You also have the option of contouring your eyes and neck. Refer to the image above to get a good idea of where each product should go.

Highlighting and contouring


Step 3 for Highlighting and contouring: Blend!

This is the simplest and most crucial step for highlighting and contouring! You’ll want to mix out all of the harsh lines you made in the previous phase. Contouring should appear as natural and unforced as feasible. To blend, you can use a brush or a sponge (try a beauty blender sponge). When you’ve finished mixing, make sure to “set” your makeup with a translucent powder (a powder that goes on “clear”) so that it doesn’t come off easily. This is true as long as you contour with a cream or foundation. You don’t need to use additional layer of translucent powder if you contour with powder.

Highlighting and contouring Blend

Step 4 for Highlighting and contouring: Highlighting

Highlighting, often known as “stroking,” is a popular technique in the makeup industry. You can use any hue or tint of highlighter. Highlighters come in powders, creams, liquids, and baked goods. For reference, I recommend watching the video above to get a sense of what a highlighter looks like and how it affects your face.
Your cheek bones, bridge and tip of your nose, chin, Cupid’s bow, and above your temples by your brows will all be highlighted with highlighter. You can even go a step further and highlight your brow bone and inner corners of your eyes. Highlighting may give your makeup a dewy finish or simply provide that extra shine you want to add to your face. We came, we contoured, and we highlighted!

Highlighting and contouring Highlighting.

Step 5 Make an Investment in the Right Makeup

It’s critical to invest in the correct highlighting and contouring products if you want to achieve the appearance you desire. Make certain that the highlighter and contour you choose complements your natural skin tone. You must also choose between a liquid or powder contour and highlighter.

Liquid highlighting and contouring products provide a more dramatic appearance and are more effective for beauty enthusiasts who want to radically slim or change the curve of their features. Powder contour and highlighters, on the other hand, are easy to use and less likely to go wrong, making them ideal for beginners. Anastasia Beverly Hills offers a range of high-quality contour and highlighter kits in both powder and cream form.


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