When it comes to highlighting and contouring your face, think of sculpting. It's amazing what a little makeup and some brushes can do for sometimes face. All of your favorite celebs follow these two tricks and you probably didn't even know it. Kim Kardashian happens to be one of the few who has the contouring and highlight game down packed. Contouring is the art of enhancing both bone structure and facial features by using a darker product and highlighting is the art of brightening. Always remember, when it comes to makeup we enhance, not paint our faces to resemble the icing on a cake.
There's no such thing as "over blending" your makeup, but not fully blending out your makeup is a huge beauty faux pa. Blending is like the finishing touch on a masterpiece. You can't complete something half way and think that it's going to be appealing to the eye. Contouring is literally the best thing since sliced bread. If you don't have cheek bones or you want a slender nose, you can have all that and more with a few products and a gentle hand. If you own more bags under your eyes than you do in your closet, a quick highlight will become your best friend. Highlighting is also extremely great to conceal and brighten up those dark circles (raccoon eyes) some of us have been cursed with.
When you look good, you feel good. Perfecting your look takes both time and patience, but it's so worth it. Skip your usual makeup routine and add a little highlight or contour in the morning, you might just like it.
If you're interested in serving face and what to try out the best contour and highlight products, the list below has you covered.
Ben Nye Banana Powder ($20.00)
NARS Illuminator ($30.00)
MAC Cosmetics Saddle Eyeshadow ($16.00)
Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio ($45.00)