Tuesday, August 2, 2011

BASICS: Highlighting

Where would you highlight on your face? There are many different areas on the face to highlight. Highlighting your face will help bring out certain features, Create high points and lift in your face, add light to your face, make your skin look youthful and hydrated and give your skin a gorgeous glow.  You want to highlight where the sun would naturally hit the high points on your face.
Highlighting the tops of your cheek bones will help your cheeks look a little more structured, and give your skin a luminous glow. We highlight the highest point of your cheek because thats where the sun would naturally hit it.
Cupids bow...
A fun trick that I have learned from other artists is highlighting the center top part above your lip which is called the "cupids bow". This will give the illusion that your top lip is a little bit fuller and its just a fun flirty look. Who doesn't like full lips?

Around Inner Tear Ducts...
Applying a highlight shadow around your tear ducts brings light to the center of your face. Also if your eyes are set close together, adding a bright shadow to the center give the illusion that your eyes are farther apart. Gives more of an open, bright appearance.

Under your brow bone...
Adding a lighter color under the outer part of your brow bone gives lift to that area. It will make the part under your brow bone stand out. This will also help define your brows as well. I usually put my brow highlight under the highest part of my arch and sweep out towards the tail end of my brow. 

Other areas...
Other areas you can highlight is on the center of your forehead, on your chin and the bridge of your nose for a dewy look or under your eyes to brighten.

( * = my favorite products that I have used)

Bare Escentuals
* Radiances $18- shimmer finish, loose mineral form 
Clear radiance (pink undertone)
Flawless radiance (golden undertone)
Warm radiance (red undertone)
Tropical Radiance (bronze/golden undertone)
Bare radiance (skin tone/ neutral undertone)

*Magically Cool Liquid Powder $35.50- Loose powder,  translucent, light reflecting
Truth & Light (light golden undertone)
Honey Rose (warm pink undertone)
 Cajun (bronze undertone) *dark skin tones 

 MIneralize Skinfinish $33.50- pressed mineral powder, frost metallic finish

*Lustre Drops $23.50- water based, pearl finish
Pink Rebel (pink undertone)
Sun Rush (golden undertone)

Great Brushes for this Technique:
Bare Escentuals- Fast & Flawless Blending Brush
Bare Escentuals- Tapered Blush Brush
MAC- 188 Small Duo Fibre Brush
MAC- 109 Smal Contour Brush


1 comment:

  1. hi....definitely learned alot from this, thanks hun <3


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