Beauty Tips – Contouring, Highlighting and Brushes

I usually don’t wear very much makeup.  I love makeup and hoard it but I don’t put it on very often.  That is going to CHANGE!  I am slowly but surely becoming a makeup girl!

In an effort to learn better techniques, I scoured the net to find tips and tricks.  Below is what I have found and liked.  Take this makeup exploration journey with me, let’s see where we end up!

Contour and Highlight w Results

Here’s the placement and results of contouring and highlighting.

Contouring:

  • It should be a few shades darker than your skin
  • Slims down and sculpts the face

Highlighting:

  • It should be a few shades lighter than your skin
  • refracts light and draws attention
Kevyn Aucoin's face map showing contouring, highlighting and concealer placement.

Kevyn Aucoin’s face map showing contouring, highlighting and concealer placement.

Good makeup brushes are so important.  They are one of the key elements to creating a flawless face. Below is a makeup brush cheat sheet for a basic kit.

Basic makeup brush cheat sheet

Basic makeup brush cheat sheet

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7 comments on “Beauty Tips – Contouring, Highlighting and Brushes
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  3. This is nice, I sure gon’ try it out.

  4. ah this just seems like so much work lol but you look FABULOUS and that lipstick color is everyyyything! I need to learn patience when it comes to make up because I would love to contour

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