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How to Highlight and Contour

Learn how to bring out your favorite features with highlighting and contouring.

Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Tressa with LovelySkin and today I'm going to show you how to contour the face.

Okay, first of all, you want to have two different colors. You want to have your highlighter which is going to be your lighter color, which you're going to want to go at least one shade lighter than the natural skin and then your darker color, you can go a couple shades darker than the natural skin. 

So we're going to start out with the light color. With highlighting, you want to concentrate on your highlighting color toward the center of the face. So we're going to do underneath the eye. We're going to kind of do little triangles, almost. Light is to bring out and your dark is to hide and contour.

And with contouring the skin, it is completely different than just painting the whole face; it's more about sculpturing and bringing out. 

We're going to go down the center of the nose and right above the cupid's bow, right above the upper lip, the bottom and the center of the forehead. Then we're going to take a little bit of a thinner brush for our dark color and then what we're going to do with the dark color, we're going to go right to the edge of the face right by the cheekbones.

When it comes to contouring, it's all about blending because if you don't blend it, it can look very unnatural. You want it to blend to create more of a natural look and just enhance those features.

You want to go around the jawline. That helps to contour and it helps to slim so you can actually go down the neck a little bit, too. It creates a nice long neck. 

Then you take your blending brush and we're first going to take the light and we're going to buff that out first. You always want to do the light first because you don't want to mix your contour colors. Like I said, it's all about blending. 

You can finish it with a little bit of blush above your contour and do the eyes with your mascara, add some lipstick, and that's how you contour the face. 

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Commented By
- May 01, 2015

What was the highlighting cream used here?

Commented By
- April 17, 2015

Contouring is not something I do every day, but I watched this and tried it for a special event... I loved the results! Thank you for making it so easy to do!

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- April 17, 2015

Thank you for this! Contouring sounds intimidating but after following your tips, Ive gotten compliments on my make up! Also, it goes a lot quicker w/practice!

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- March 20, 2015

Im in my 50s and have only recently started using a touch of Bare Minerals. Ive never used foundation. This video made me wonder how anyone would want to put all that stuff on their skin. Wow.


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