Applying makeup is an art that anyone can achieve, with this information it is practiced on a daily basis. Contouring and highlighting helps to enhance and define facial features, without the plastic surgeon and needles. Also our eyes are constantly making a statement. We can frame the “windows to our soul” with beautiful eyelashes. Consequently, the following will reveal how to apply makeup in the ramifications of contouring, highlighting, and applying false eyelashes.
Facial contouring consists of highlighting places you want to stand out, and shading places you want to reciede. To start a general guideline would be to imagine an upside down triangle centered on the face. The side of the triangle that is parallel to the floor, would be aligned with the eyebrows following the point of the triangle to the chin. The triangle should include eyebrows, eyes, cheekbones, nose, mouth and the center of the chin. This step is important because the triangle shows the focus of the face, which should be highlighted. Choose a concealer that is 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone. Begin to apply to the highlighted areas inside the imaginary triangle. Then, blend the highlighted areas with a synthetic brush or a damp cosmetic sponge. Both tools will help absorb any excess makeup in case application is too heavy-handed. Set the areas with a powder to ensure the longevity of the makeup. After that we can now look into shading the areas we want to slim down. Contouring is a technique that will help create the appearance of chiseled cheekbones, jawline and a slimmer nose. Choose a contour shade that is 3 to 4 shades darker than your skin tone. Be mindful of your type of skin tone whether it is cool, neutral, warm, red, or olive. The next step is to find where to place that contour. Keep in mind everyone’s face shape varies, the general guideline is an imaginary number three. Therefore hugging the perimeter of the face, the three is starting from the forehead, then curving underneath the cheekbone, and the last curve would be tracing the jawline. After those regions have been shaded in with the contour product we can now blend it with a synthetic brush or cosmetic sponge. It is important to blend within the imaginary three and not to stray away from those areas. Now that the face is defined, we can go ahead and define our eyes.
Whether it is a workplace, presentation, school day, or party, defining your eyes with false lashes can accentuate the eyes wherever you go. Choose a style of lashes you wish to wear, there are millions of options from natural to drama even costume/drag queen lashes. Next, pick up the last strip with a pair of tweezers or fingers and measure to the eye shape. Start from the beginning placing the lash strip 3 millimeters away from the inner corner of the eye. Often times the lash band can poke and irritate the tear duct area if it is too close. Trim the extra length hanging from the end. Begin to apply a thin layer of eyelash glue to the lash band, make sure to wait 30 seconds for the glue to become tacky. If the glue is too wet it can cause difficulty because the false eyelashes will start to slide all over the eyelid. Tilt the head up and place the mirror to angle upwards to get a better view of the application. Lay the eyelash strip on top of your eyelashes to mimic the angle of natural lashes. Press the middle of the lash strip with the tweezers onto lash line, then secure the front of the lash strip by the inner corner and lastly secure the end of the lash strip. To help blend the false lashes with the real lashes, pinch the lashes along the lash line together. Apply mascara to better camouflage the false lashes. If the false lash band is showing then add black eyeshadow tightly to give the illusion of a thicker lash line.
Makeup is not for everyone, which is okay. My interest in makeup first came about because of my insecurities. However, makeup has taught me it isn’t about fixing our face it is about enhancing our beauties. We express how