Today I bring you a little makeup tutorial that will help you instantly bring dimension and light to your already glorious (or maybe tired) complexion!
We all use blush and bronzer, but learning the method behind how to maximize its uses will really help you bring out your features!
We’re going to do something called highlighting and contouring. Through my studies in makeup (this includes stage makeup classes in college), I’ve learned in that if you wanted to pull something in (i.e. define cheekbones) or create a shadow, you use a dark color, and if you want to add light (normally where light would naturally hit the face), you use a light color. Most importantly, you want to add shadows where they naturally would hit the face, and add highlights where light would naturally hit the face!
Here’s what you need:
– Contour Powder / Bronzer (I use MAC’s Matte Bronze)
– Highlighting Cream / Powder / Liquid (I use Benefit High Beam or MAC Pigment in Vanilla)
– Blush (whatever’s your favorite)
If you don’t have a highlighting powder/liquid, you can always use a light/pearly eyeshadow!
I feel this doesn’t take much time and it fits really well in my makeup routine. If I don’t have the time to do the whole shebang, I’ll at least apply bronzer and blush. If you want to do some more self-study before you jump in, HERE is a great video tutorial for contouring and HERE is a great video tutorial for highlighting!
Anyone else do this on a daily basis? What products would you recommend?
Y’all have a great Friday!