Monday, 13 October 2014

THE LONG FACE | CONTOUR AND HIGHLIGHT


Next I thought I will run through what would be like to contour and highlight for a long shaped face. I hope everyone can learn something even if you are an advanced makeup applicator or a novice at applying makeup.

CHARACTERISTICS

The long face shape is easy to identify as you will be able to the characteristics of a long and wide forehead, slightly pointed chin, a much lower and flatter cheek bones and  square like jawlines.

If you find it hard to identify yourself with the above mentioned characteristics, I believe the best alternative is to stand in front of a mirror with a lipstick and outline the shape of your face. This should give you a better picture of what shape you fall into.

CONTOUR AND HIGHLIGHT

Contouring is mainly to hide, slim or lengthen the facial structure through the use of makeup. Highlighting on the other hand is to draw attention, improve a flat area on the face (nose) and enhance the overall features of the face. It's like giving a three dimension aspect to your face.

You will need to start off by contouring the hairline so the your face will have a much rounder appearance. You can also contour the chin a bit to reduce the pointedness of the chin and balance the top half and bottom half of your face.

When it comes to highlight you need to need to highlight the sides of the temples and the top of your cheek bones. This will reduce the flatness in your face.



The main aim of contour and highlight is to ensure your face is symmetrical. Since most of aren't privileged with perfect features I sure am not lucky with perfect features, we can artificially achieve these with makeup making them look as if we naturally have these features.

I hope you long shaped girls learned something new. Let me know how you contour or highlight. I would love to know if you follow these steps of if you follow something else. Either way let me know.

Nashia 

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