Contouring and Highlighting


Contouring and highlighting are makeup techniques which help give your face a more chiseled look. Depending on your skin type and face shape you can use various products and product placement methods to define and sculpt your features. Kim Kardashian has been credited in recent times to have brought these methods to the foreground with her constant contoured and highlighted makeup looks. Though the forecast for 2015 is a more subtle contoured look as seen in spring-summer shows of Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang and a few others.

2015 beauty trend

Courtesy: Cosmopolitan

Most girls I know aren’t really aware of contouring and highlighting methods. I would urge you to TRY this makeup route. It brings a definite suave to the face when done right and you could always play it up for a more dramatic evening look. The following are the top few videos that cover the basics of contouring and highlighting along with variations in looks.


Makeup artist Wayne Goss shows us the technique to find our cheekbone and explains the placement of the blush and the highlighter. The fish mouth is the most common method used to find the cheekbone but personally I find Wayne’s method to be better. According to this article applying your blush too low on the face can age your appearance and that’s what the fish mouth method did for my appearance but since I have been using Wayne’s method it is easier and more precise to apply the contouring products.

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