Tips for Contouring and Highlighting Dark Skin

By on August 15, 2013
Tips for Contouring and Highlighting Dark Skin
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One of the most popular makeup techniques is contouring. Contouring makeup is all about enhancing or exaggerating your features. You may find it hard to use these techniques at first, but once you try them you’ll get convinced how it’s easy to master. Contouring makeup especially looks great on darker skin, which is one of the main reasons why we decided to give you some advice that will help you get the desired results. Have a nosey at these makeup tips for contouring and highlighting dark skin!
What you need to know first of all is that there are two ways of contouring: highlighting and lowlighting.
Highlighting assumes the use of lighter colors to emphasize the areas that you want, while lowlighting means using darker shades on areas that you want to hide.

Tips for Contouring and Highlighting Dark Skin

Contouring Cheeks

Wherever you do lowlight, always balance it with a highlight: this is one of the basic secrets of contouring. Start with a clean base and then apply a matte shade right underneath the cheekbone. Now to create the desired balance you need to apply a bronzing powder right on the cheekbones.

Contouring Nose

Brush a small amount of lowlight shadow in both sides of your nose starting from the inner corner. On the next step apply the highlight shadow on the lower part of your nose and at last blend both the shadows with the help of a clean brush.

Contouring Eyes

Make your eyes pop out and emphasize their natural beauty. If you have darker skin we recommend you to pick a highlight shade that has an orange or peachy tone and reach the best results. Start with the lowlight shade and apply it on the crease line, then balance it by applying a highlight shade right along the brow bone.
At last to complete the look add a cream highlighter to your forehead, cheekbones, brow ridge and down the bridge of the nose. For perfection, use a lip gloss to add extra volume to the lips.

Tips for Contouring and Highlighting Dark Skin

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