Highlighting and contouring originated from male to female drag queens to use makeup artistry for a means to soften their jawlines and hide their facial hair and eyebrow shape. This kind of makeup was proven to be heavy on the highlight and contour and very expressive. However, to non-professionals, the artwork of contouring and highlighting can seem like a daunting task because there can be confusion in the right way to apply it.
Highlighting and contouring is a corrective procedure, used to create the perfect face shape, meaning it’s not the same for every person. For girls, while highlighting and contouring there is a fine line between enhancing your best features and painting on a totally new face. Women already have feminine and soft features. When applying makeup, the overuse of products can otherwise completely exaggerate and create unflattering capabilities.
Here is the thing, the makeup industry has made a killing from the”beat face” trend and made the over use of highlighting and contouring the new standard. The goal now is to provide yourself attributes that you don’t actually have: Brighter, bigger eyes. A thinner, daintier nose. Using 20 products to achieve a”natural” look or more. The tips, tricks, and techniques have come from beauty guru’s and YouTubers, not an official source such as professional makeup artists.
This is not the case if you know how to do makeup correctly. You’d find that by following techniques other than that of a professional you might end up incorporating unnecessary measures merely to look”natural.”
While professional makeup artists take similar measures using highlighting and design flawlessly to improve – not conceal your beautiful features, they understand that effective highlighting and design is to use as little product as possible so the end result is believably natural, to blend it in well and also to add more colour gradually.
Good makeup is makeup that looks good in person and in photos, and that accentuates features instead of hiding everything. There is an art to this. Heavy foundation, then heavy hiding, followed by heavy cream highlight/contour may look great at night, on stage, or on camera, but in person, it’s quite extreme. Heavy makeup instead just draws attention to large pores, pimples, and other and other facial flaws.
A mild natural highlight and shape for the average woman on a daily basis is a stunning thing to learn and practice. Some important tips to know before integrating highlighting and contouring into your makeup program is that:
• Contouring is subtly defining one’s attributes and for this to appear flawless, it ought to be barely noticeable.
• Mixing concealer with foundation can create a more natural and smooth highlight
• Practice makes perfect facial defects.