This six part Before and After sequence shows the amazing results of highlighting and contouring makeup. Using a series of darker, texturizing makeup along with strategic highlighting and the look comes together in fantastic harmony and beauty.
The before picture, before any application at all, shows a pretty woman who would look just fine without a lick of makeup. But by the time the sixth step comes around, the final aftershot, this woman has transformed into even more stunning and is downright gorgeous.
The process of highlighting and contouring may seem daunting and unnecessary (especially if you’re pretty to begin with), but if you’re looking for that extra touch, that extra WOW, the steps are definitely worth it.
An effective highlighting and contouring application will elaborate the best features of a face while diverting or downplaying some others. It’s much like professional lighting for a photoshoot. We all look irresistible in candle light, but take a step under a fluorescent light and we’re nearly unrecognizable. The same is true for makeup application. A skilled and well planned application of highlights and contours is a formula for beauty. In the case of this model, the highlights applied on her forehead, on the angle of her cheekbones, and the bridge of her nose, all work together to make her eyes pop. The tiny smudge of contour on her cheeks helps to elaborate her sultry cheekbones while also lengthening her headshot.
Of course the strategies change with each face, but the point remains. Highlighting and contouring makeup can produce amazing results.Image Source: pinterest.com