How to Highlight the face

Everyday Makeup Skill: How to Highlight the Face


Everyday Makeup Skill: How to Highlight the Face.

Heyy guys. Today is Tuesday, and we are back with our weekly episodes of Only On Vasiti Magazine – Trendy Tuesday.  If you’re joining us for the first time, you’re welcome, and get ready to stay glued and marveled, because Vasiti Magazine is going make you come back here every Tuesday for your fashion trends. Trendy Tuesday, as the name depicts, is all about fashion trends for females every Tuesday. Having said that, let’s move to the deal of the day. We shall be looking at:“Everyday Makeup Skill: How to Highlight the Face”. 

For the past three weeks, we have been looking at the Everyday Makeup Skill series. We have looked at How to Draw the Brows, How to Draw the Perfect Winged Eyeliner and How to Contour the face. Today, we shall be looking at how to highlight the face. Highlighting the face open up the look of your eyes, define your face, and create symmetry. It is more or less like the opposite of contouring the face, however, both have similar steps.

Let us look at steps in highlighting the face.

  1. Know the Structure of your face.

How to Highlight the face
Knowing the Structure of the face

Determining your face structure is the first and most important step when highlighting and contouring. For each face structure, there is a slightly different placement of the highlight and contour. There are six face shapes to consider when determining which one is yours: Oval, Oblong, Round, Rectangle, Heart, and Diamond. Look at the picture provided to help determine what face shape you have. The lighter shades on the face is where you are to highlight the face, determined by the structure of the face.

      2.  Highlight the Face!

How to Highlight the face
Highlight the face

This chart shows where to highlight, but do not forget that it is based on the structure of the face. To highlight, you would need a foundation or concealer one to two shades lighter than your skin tone. This would add more light and symmetry to the face. Now, with your lighter foundation or concealer, you want to place it in the areas where you want to add more light. For most people, these areas would be the center of the forehead, under the eyes, chin, tip and bridge of the nose, tip of the upper lips, and below and above the brows.

   3. Blend.

How to highlight the face
Blend the highlight

This step is the easiest and the most important! You blend out all the harsh lines you created in the step before. Highlighting is meant to look as natural and effortless as possible. You can use a brush to blend or a sponge (try a beauty blender sponge). When all the blending is done, make sure to “set” your makeup with a translucent powder (a powder that goes on “clear”) or a setting spray so that your makeup won’t easily wipe off. This is only if you use cream/foundation to contour. If you use powder to contour, you do not need to add another layer of translucent powder.

That is all you need to do when you want to highlight the face. Kindly share this article with family and friends if you find it helpful. Stay glued to Vasiti Magazine.


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