Contouring, Highlighting And Baking - SIMPLIFIED!
Contouring, highlighting and baking are the three big daddies of the makeup world. They’re the game changers and the head turners. They’ve always been around, modified, simplified and changed according to time and trends, and according to me, this is the best time for these trends to exist thanks to the Kardashians.
Makeup, essentially is meant to transform you and enhance your features. It’s also meant to hide your flaws and bring out the points YOU want to bring out.
This video is an easy guide to how you can contour, bake and highlight using ONE brush. Yes that’s right. ONE brush.
Although the market is flooded with contour/ highlight palettes, what you really need to keep in mind is what shade your skin tone is. Your contour needs to be darker than your skin tone, obviously, as that’s what’s going to give you those shadows you want to create. Highlight on the other hand could be any, everything from golds to champagne colours suits the indian skin tone.
Access your face and figure where your natural contours are, and enhance them. Some of our absolute favourite contour products are - The NYX highlight and contour palette and LA girl velvet contour stick. Highlighters are versatile, so if you want a pigmented highlighter, you can use your shimmer shadow too! And if you’re in a zone to splurge on customs and shipping, the Kylie Jenner Kylighters is something you can opt for.
Although contouring and blush brushes are different, it can be cheated if applied with the right technique. However, if you feel that an angled brush will help you achieve the sculpt with more precision, then totally go for it! Here’s where you can buy good contouring brushes - PAC is a great and an affordable brand! Check it out : http://www.paccosmetics.com/product-category/brushes/
Baking - Whether or not you’re a patisserie enthusiast at heart, this baking makeup technique is REVOLUTIONARY and that perhaps could also be an understatement. Baking enhances your contours further and helps set the concealers. So for example you’ve concealed your panda eyes and they begin to crease and cause lines. DON’T panic! Immediately after your concealer application, dab loose powder (generous amount) on the concealer (the key is to apply it when the concealer is fresh and warm) and let it sit there for 5-7 minutes. Dust it off and you will see that your concealer won’t crease, nor will it fade throughout the day.
Now that you know everything about contouring, highlighting and baking, don’t hesitate to bring out your inner Kim and experiment!