I never understood the importance of highlighting and contouring…until my then 16 year old daughter began to do it last year. Now at age 17, she walks around with a face that looks flawless and perfectly chiseled. I knew I had to learn. So last year, I embarked on a mission to learn how to highlight and contour. After watching countless videos, watching my daughter, and loads of practice, I finally got it right!
1. To highlight, I used a concealer lighter than my complexion on my T-Zone and under my eyes. To contour, I then used a concealer darker than my complexion on the hollows of my cheek (from my ear to my mouth), down the sides of my nose, on my forehead along my hairline, and on my jawlines. (You’ll look a bit of a mess, but trust me…it all comes together in the end!)
2. Using a beauty blender, I blended so that there were no lines of demarcation. I sprayed the beauty blender with a setting spray first, so it was slightly damp, then I went to work!
3. I used a translucent powder to “bake” the concealer on to my face. This prevents smearing and creasing. I let it sit for about 10 minutes before brushing it off.
4. I finished the look with mascara, blush, and lip gloss.