The makeup industry is always changing, adding newer and better products and techniques. So whether you are doing your own makeup or you want to have it done by a professional, you should know what's hot and what's not.
Highlighting and Contouring
In case you are new to makeup, or simply not as experienced in the process, you should know: highlighting and contouring combine to be an important part of the process. They help to add light and shadows, which emphasize and de-emphasize various areas of your face.
Contouring enables you to create a shadow under your cheekbones to make them more prominent, around your forehead to make it appear smaller, on your nose to make it appear more narrow, or around your jawline to make your face look thinner. When you are contouring, be sure to blend, because as much as you want some distinction--harsh lines won't look nice.
Additionally, you want to use a shade that is a few shades darker than your natural skin color, and you should also look for contouring colors that are on the cooler side. If you try to use a warm color to contour, your face can end up looking dirty.
For highlighting, you will want to put highlighter on top of your cheekbones, along the bridge of your nose, and on the top of your lip and cupid's bow to help catch the light. Additionally, use concealer under your eyes to add brightness, around your mouth if you have smile lines, down the bridge of your nose, and on your forehead. This will also help to add light to the center of your face.
Don't Get Cake Face
When you are either doing your makeup or having your makeup done, be sure to get it set without becoming cakey. Powders and finishing sprays are great tools to complete your look. But if you don't apply them properly, your skin can look caked with makeup. So when you use a primer and a liquid foundation followed by a concealer, be sure to set it. You set your makeup using a powder, so you want to be sure to blend it out to avoid being heavy handed.
Setting your makeup with powder is a great step, because it means that powder contouring and highlighting will blend more seamlessly into your skin. Lastly, using a setting spray will help to keep your makeup on all day, while also acting as a final step to blend the powder and liquid.
If you want to feel fierce with your makeup and make sure that it's on fleek, follow the above advice. And if you want to take your makeup to the next level, please contact us.