Contour in makeup is a technique used by MUA such as myself to create an illusion of depth, shade or shadow .We also highlight prominent areas like nose bridge, temples, chin, brow bone to make our face appear 3 dimensional.
Contouring & highlight is the technique we use specially for Photo shoots (Makeup for Photography ) TV, Runaway & for weddings. In this picture you can see the dramatic effect of contour & highlight. The makeup for the two pictures is the same but I use contour & highlight for the picture on the right.
Obviously, in photographs, our faces become flat, specially, flash photography. You can see he picture at your right her nose bridge are more prominent, her cheekbones pop, and you will notice, I made her forehead appear shorter/smaller than the actual. With the right contour & highlight, we can make someone's face appear thinner than usual, hide imperfections or highlight a good feature.
So the next question is how to contour your face? It depends on your face shape. In my next blog, I will be posting an illustration on how to highlight & contour for different face shapes, as well as the how to choose the right products to use.
Watch out for that my lovelies!!