Important Tips For Contouring and Highlighting



5 Easy ways to Contour and Highlight

Important Tips For Contouring and Highlighting

1)  SEARCH THE LIGHT

Pay close attention to where light hits your face, every face is different, but generally it’s the T-zone, under the eyes, forehead and chin area. You need to highlight your best features and that’s where you should do the highlighting.

2)  DEFINE YOUR FACE

 

Important Tips For Contouring and Highlighting

 

Important Tips For Contouring and Highlighting

 

The key is to define (increase, decrease, narrow or broaden the size) your face, in the photos, I am using make-up studio highlighting and contouring kit. As per the requirement of my round face I have defined the hollow of my cheeks, sides of my nose, forehead just below the hairline, temples, under the lower lip (to give the illusion of a bigger lip) and jaw line for a chiselled look.

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3)  AREAS TO BE HIGHLIGHTED

 

Important Tips For Contouring and Highlighting

 

Important Tips For Contouring and Highlighting

 

The area to be highlighted are –the bridge of nose, under eye area till the temples, just below the hollow of cheeks(optional) and chin area. Here I am using Kryolan foundation two tones lighter than my original skin tone to highlight.

4)  BLEND

Important Tips For Contouring and Highlighting

This is one mistake which many of us make. Here you are not dumping a product on your face, so blend blend and blend as blending is the key. All the above steps are useless if you do not blend well as without blending you will get a very cakey look(very much like a clown 😉 .) You can yourself see the difference in the photos, with and without blending.

 5)  Final Look

Important Tips For Contouring and Highlighting

 

Important Tips For Contouring and Highlighting

 

DO’S AND DONT’S

*Layer your foundation-Follow your routine of concealer and foundation and then highlight and contour.

* You must “Blend blend and blend.”

*Highlighting is done according to individual face shape. Do not copy paste.

*Please take a flash photo of yourself to make sure no harsh lines are visible. If they are then blend again.

*This technique is not for everyday use.

 

Guest Post by Gursimran

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29 thoughts on “Important Tips For Contouring and Highlighting

    Natasha (Nats)

    (July 1, 2014 - 4:51 pm)

    such a well explained post n u look beautiful my dear 🙂

      Gursimran

      (July 2, 2014 - 11:33 am)

      Thank you 🙂 Appreciate it

    Krithi

    (July 1, 2014 - 6:06 pm)

    much needed post 🙂
    thank u so much
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      Gursimran

      (July 2, 2014 - 11:54 am)

      Thank you so much .You can also visit my page for more stuff 🙂

    Adriana Leandro

    (July 1, 2014 - 8:44 pm)

    Great tips.
    xoxo

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    FASHION TALES

    (July 1, 2014 - 10:32 pm)

    Great explanation, although I’m not sure if I have time to do this in the morning. 🙂 Great post.
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      Gursimran

      (July 2, 2014 - 11:35 am)

      Thank you. Yes as its not for an everyday use,but am glad you liked it 🙂

    lady Lilith

    (July 2, 2014 - 12:36 am)

    Nice tips. Thanks for sharing them through photographs.

      Gursimran

      (July 2, 2014 - 11:50 am)

      Thank you m glad you liked it 🙂 You cna also like my page on facebook for interesting makeup and tips 🙂

    elisabetta bertolini

    (July 2, 2014 - 1:48 am)

    love this make up 😀

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    Ritcha Rao

    (July 2, 2014 - 5:12 am)

    Simran you are so beautiful and loved the way you showed everything in detail!! Fantastic tutorial! <3

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      Gursimran

      (July 2, 2014 - 11:38 am)

      Thank you Ritcha m glad you liked it. Give my page a try as well m sure u’l like that too 🙂 will check out ur blogs 🙂

    laks

    (July 2, 2014 - 5:56 am)

    awesome tips. the final look is just gorgeous <3
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    Fiona

    (July 2, 2014 - 5:58 am)

    Contouring and highlighting explained so well. Yeah I know makeup artists saying that blending is the key! You look gorgeous and loved the pictorial

      Gursimran

      (July 2, 2014 - 11:43 am)

      Hi Fiona thank u for kind comments. I am glad u liked it. U can also check out my facebook page named “Charme by Gursimran” .Hope to see you there 🙂

    Rakhi Singh

    (July 2, 2014 - 6:57 am)

    Very well explained post dear 🙂
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    Mansi

    (July 2, 2014 - 10:20 am)

    You truly need an applause… the post is so well explained… you made contouring so simple.. bookmarking it right away.

      Gursimran

      (July 2, 2014 - 11:40 am)

      Thank u so much Mansi m glad you liked it .You can check out my facebook page as well named “charme by Gursimran” 🙂

    Mansi

    (July 2, 2014 - 10:21 am)

    Ps= you’re so beautiful :*

    Elena

    (July 2, 2014 - 10:30 am)

    As a beauty blogger and an Italian woman I thank you a for for this wonderful post, much better done than many youtube beauty videos 🙂

    xoxo
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      Gursimran

      (July 2, 2014 - 11:36 am)

      I am glad you liked it.You can also like my page for many other tips 🙂

    Shivi@COSMOCHICS

    (July 2, 2014 - 10:54 am)

    Nice post! Loved reading the details! I am trying to learn this skill as well…Lets see when do I succeed 🙂

      Gursimran

      (July 2, 2014 - 11:46 am)

      Thank you .Yes i am sure this would help you in attaining the look with better ease. You can also like my facebook page “Charme by Gursimran”. Hope to interact with you there 🙂

    Angel

    (July 2, 2014 - 1:52 pm)

    thanks 🙂 this is very helpful

    Simera

    (July 2, 2014 - 2:27 pm)

    These are great tips.
    Beautetude

    Gursimran

    (July 3, 2014 - 3:13 am)

    Thank you 🙂

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