I don't know about you, but as a professional MUA, watching all of the clown contour and highlight videos circulating over social media, makes me SNAKEY!
High speed, non-sensical and overdone makeup does NOT help the average woman figure out what highlighting IS, or how to incorporate into her DAILY makeup routine!!
Let me break it down for you in REALLY simple terms! First, get yourself your favourite highlight or strobing product. MAY I be so bold as to recommend this AMAZING product I USE called "Siren's Lagoon Face and Body Highlight"! Purchased of course, IN OUR STORE! :)
PS. Highlighting and Strobing are essentially the SAME THING! Both involve the simple application of strategically placed makeup to enhance features of the face/body.
1. Understand what highlighting is. If I were to shine a light on your face, there are areas of your face that PROTRUDE more than others...and catch more light. These are the areas (in most cases...) that you want to add your highlighting product to, to further enhance those features.
2. Let it be said...you may have features that you feel protrude TOO much...in which case, you would want to AVOID using highlight in those areas, and opt for contour instead, which will make those areas appear to recede. More on contour TOMORROW :)
3. This illustration shows (without the use of overdone, confusing makeup), the areas of the face that typically catch light naturally.
4. If using a cream or liquid highlight, apply with a synthetic bristle brush. If using powder (my favourite) apply with a natural hair bristle brush. What's the difference? More on THAT next week!
5. Blend well and enjoy!!!
See? Wasn't that EASY?! Keep makeup simple and you will enjoy it MUCH more!! Now let's see some highlighting ladies!!! Post your pictures to our Facebook page!! @warbabycosmetics!
*Image taken from Jemma Kidd Make-up Masterclass