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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Learning to contour your face can be life changing. Contouring my cheeks and highlighting under my eyes are a must. It makes a huge difference with out piling on the makeup and looking over done. Here is a good guide to get started:



“This is the infamous contour and highlight guideline made by the amazing Kevyn Aucoin”.


The main idea behind contouring is to use darker shades to recede certain areas of the face and lighter ones to highlight others. When using contours and highlights, the general notion is to transform the face into the “ideal” shapes—almond for the eyes and oval for the face. The reason these are considered ideal is based on their symmetry


This technique is good for people who want more definition to their face. It also has a slimming effect if that is what you are going for. This technique doesn’t have to be only for the face....works well on the cleavage too!

HOW TO SHAPE AND REDEFINE YOUR FACE:


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When you contour you will change, accentuate, hide, strengthen and define your face



Think of contouring as painting a blank canvas. You apply foundation to even out your complexion. Then think of creating shape to your face.
The main principle is this:
  • Dark shading will make facial features recede
  • Light shading will make facial features more prominent

TO SCULPT YOUR FACE YOU WILL NEED:foundation




  1. Your true foundation color that matches your skin exactly




  2. Your contour color that should be 2 shades darker than your foundation and with the same undertone




  3. Your highlighting color that should be 1 to 2 shades lighter than your foundation and with the same undertone



APPLY AND BLEND, BLEND, BLEND




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Follow the diagram below for your face shape to show you the placement of the contouring shade and the highlighting shade. Make sure you blend really well so the edges completely disappear so you don't end up with foundation lines.

CONTOURING FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE


NOW LOOK AT YOUR FACE TYPE TO SEE THE BEST WAY TO CONTOUR



OVAL FACE

Oval face shape contouring






An oval-shaped face is usually broader at the cheeks, tapering in slightly at both the forehead and the chin. Because of its symmetry, you do not need to contour and highlight your face. An oval face can support most makeup trends - whoohoo!










DIAMOND FACE

Diamond face shape contouring



Contour at the cheeks to minimize width.



Highlight your forehead, under your eyes and your chin to draw attention to the center of your face.


 

 

 



RECTANGLE FACE


Rectangle Face Contouring





Contour on the corners of either side of your forehead and across the hairline.



Contour on either side of your jaw blending up to the bottom of your ear.

Highlight your forehead,under your eyes and your chin to draw attention to the centre of your face.





OBLONG FACE

Oblong Face Shape Conturing






Contour
across the lower section of your chin to shorten your face length





Apply Blush to the apples of your cheek to widen your face.






HEART FACE

Heart Face Shape Contouring


The heart-shaped face is wide at the forehead and curves down to a pointed or narrow chin, like an inverted triangle. If you have a heart-shaped face:


Contour at the temples and cheeks to diminish the width of your upper face.




Highlight your forehead, under your eyes and your chin to draw attention to the centre of your face.




TRIANGLE FACE








Contour on the jawline and cheeks to minimize the width.




Highlight your forehead, under your eyes and your chin to draw attention to the centre of your face.




SQUARE FACE

Square Face Shape Contouring
A square-shaped face is the same width at the forehead, the cheeks and the jaw. If you have a square-shaped face:


Contour on the corners of either side of your forehead



Contour on either side of your jaw blending up to the bottom  of your ear

Highlight your forehead, under your eyes and your chin to draw attention to the centre of your face.




ROUND FACE

Round Face Shape Contouring



A round-shaped face is fuller, shorter, fairly wide, with full cheeks and a rounded chin.

Contour to your temples, cheeks and jawline to create the illusion of an oval.


Highlight your forehead,under your eyes and your chin to draw attention to the centre of your face.






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1 comments:

Mysty Nyckel said...

Amazing post!!! Thank you!!! :D <3

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