There is a reason why people that do makeup professionally known as artists. It’s because they can work actual magic on your face, bringing out your best self without the need of fillers, a nip and tuck, or face tapes. But wouldn’t it be great if we could learn some of these tricks to do at home? Well, now we can, keep reading to find out more.
Contour and highlight
This has got to be one of the easiest and most effective ways to change the look of your face with only makeup. It’s all about playing with light and shadow to give the impression of a certain bone structure. Of course, it helps to know your face shape and work with what you already have. Otherwise, the effect can be less than natural looking.
There are loads of ways that you can contour and highlight, including the triangle method, the dot method, and the E and C method. Here we will focus on the latter as it’s the easiest one and needs the least products.
First, apply your foundation as normal. Then take a contour cream or powder, and create an uppercase E shape by tracing around your forehead, the side of your face, along with the cheekbones and back again, and then down towards your chin. Then blend so there are no harsh lines viable.
The next step is to highlight. For this, you will need a powder like the Mary Lou Manizer by The Balm, or a cream of your choice. This is to be applied in a C formation in the spaces created by the E. So that’s one on the forehead and above the cheekbones, and one below the contour on the cheekbones and down towards the chin. Easy eh? Blend again and set with a translucent pressed powder if necessary. Then you will have a fabulous contour that is easy enough to do every morning.
Work a cut crease
A cut crease is a method of applying an eyeshadow that gives you greater definition around your eyes and also helps to open them up and make them look as big as possible.
It’s all about starting in the crease of the lid with a dark color to define this area. Then blend this out and apply a lighter matt shade across the whole eyelid below. Once this is blended; go back in with a light metallic shade and highlight the middle of the eyelid. This will make your peepers seem really large. Again blend, and then use an accent color in the corner of the eye next to the nose in a light metallic shade different to the one on the center of the eye.
Then for maximum drama us a darker color on the outer side of the eye. To help you get a neat edge here, you can use a piece of cardboard or even some tape. Just remember you want the angle of the end to be going upwards, something that again helps your eye to look fuller. Then finish it with some liquid eyeliner and false lashes, and you have an easy and professional looking eye makeup style to do at home.