We are about to turn you into professional MUAs, girls!
There is just something about the idea of achieving a perfect contour and highlight makeup look that seems like a farfetched dream, but not any more! We collaborated with one of Kenya’s finest MUAs, Willy Collins, and he took us through the easy steps!
What you’ll need to achieve the perfect contour and highlight.
The beauty of highlighting and contouring is that you’re able to enhance your cheekbones and accentuate facial bone structure and all you need is: a primer, foundation that closely matches your skin, a foundation/concealer that is slightly lighter than your skin, one that is slightly darker than your skin, setting powder and blush!
As always, start off your contour and highlight process with a clean and moisturized face, followed by your preferred primer and then go in with the foundation that closely matches your skin tone. Once this is all properly blended the fun part of mapping out your face begins!
A flawless contour and highlight begins with a seamless highlighting process. Take the lighter concealer or foundation with your foundation brush and apply it to your T-zone, down the center of your nose; the middle of your upper lip; and the middle of your chin. Apply the lighter color under your eyes too, this will help get rid of under-eye-circles. Also apply right above your cheekbones and above your jawline, to structure the cheek bone.
Blend, blend, blend! To avoid a contour and highlight situation that is bordering ghostly, seamless blending is a major key. We would recommend using a slightly dump beauty sponge, for a smoother finish.
Now, it’s time to get that perfectly chiseled look, with contour! Take the darker color foundation, apply it to the side of your nose, right under your cheekbones and hairline. Then, blend like you did with the highlight.
Next step to perfecting your contour and highlight is to apply finishing powder to the whole face. This will help the products stay put and also remove any excess shine in your makeup.
Though this is not mandatory, a little blush goes a long way giving the contour and highlight look a lot more dimension 😉
Would you give it a try? Let us know!