Have you read part 1 in this series? Read it here: https://styleunboxedblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/08/the-makeup-how-to-series-part-1-beauty/
In this post, I’ll explain concealing, contouring and highlighting with cream and liquid products. These steps are only optional and are better suited to a more full-on glam look. For an every-day use, highlighting and contouring can be done using just powder products.
Step 5: Conceal Away
Concealing is a great way to get rid of any unwanted blemishes or pigmentation. You can use either cream or liquid concealers-depending on the amount of coverage required. It’s best to apply a liquid concealer over top colour-correctors and foundations. Pat it in lightly when blending to ensure the product isn’t rubbed around.
Step 6: Highlight
Highlighting is one the newest trends and can do wonders to the face. It involves using a product 1-2 shades lighter than your foundation and applying it to the centres of the face to bring light to those areas. Highlight the under-area eye in a triangle formation, the centre of the nose and forehead, the chin and Cupid’s bow. A picture will be inserted below to illustrate these areas.
Step 7: Contour
Contouring involves creating shadows in the face to make it look slimmer. It is done using a product 1-2 shades darker than your foundation. Apply the product to your cheekbones, sides of the nose and outer edge of the forehead. Contouring can be achieved using cream, liquid or powder products. For a full-on contour, use both a cream and powder contour. An image will be inserted below to illustrate the areas that need to be contoured.
It is important to blend out the contour fully so you aren’t left with a harsh dark line across your face. Patting motions with a beauty blender work well.