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SCULPTING A FACE USING HIGHLIGHTS AND LOW LIGHTS

There´s nothing more amazing in the world of makeup than when someone completely nails the makeup technique of sculpting a face. On the other hand, a perfectly sculpted face made by using highlights and lowlights doesn´t actually show as it is perfectly blended and harmonized with the original skin. There are several areas and different purposes for why one would use this technique, but there is a universal system to it that will improve on any facial structure and shape.

START WITH A BLANC CANVAS
To make the sculpted look as perfect as possible, you must always start with a flawless foundation application. It is also possible to do the shading and sculpting using different toned foundations, but it is easier and time saving to use powder products. After applying a perfect matching foundation to the whole of your face and down your throat, finish off with an illuminating powder to set the foundation and to create a light play over your face.


MAKE A FRAME
Start the sculpting process by applying a matt or illuminating powder, blush or sun-powder in a shade of brown. The tone should be about 1 tone darker than your own skin. A red toned product will make this technique come out as sunburned, and we don´t want that! The powder you choose should be places along the hairline of your forehead, down to under your cheekbones and along your jaw. If you look at yourself in the mirror, the movement that you should be making while applying this step is that of the number 3. By applying the powder under your jaw and fading it down your throat, it will make that lovely double chin disappear.

STRAIGHTEN THE NOSE
The magic behind this step is that it will make a crocked nose look straighter, a big nose look smaller and a “normal” nose look amazing. Use the same powder as before, but with a smaller brush. Be very careful with the amount of product you use- a little goes a long way. You are now going to make a new wall for your nose by using the beginning of your eyebrow to measure up the line you will apply from by your eye corner and down until right before your nose wing. To finish the step off, apply a shiny beige, pink or gold highlighter or eye shadow along the bridge of your nose. You will see the effect immediately.


HIGHLIGHT THE REST
All that is left now is to pull out the best features of the face which is most often on the raised spots such as under your eyebrow, over you lip along the cupids bow, over your cheek bones and in the middle of your forehead. Please visit eye makeup techniques for more information.

DURING EVERY STEP, REMEMBER TO BLEND WELL AND LET THERE BE NO EDGES EXCEPT FOR THE INNER LINE OF THE NOSE CORRECTION.



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