Contouring and highlighting..

Just a quick post to update my blog.. Wanna share my favorite part from Kevin Aucoin's book, MAKING FACES... Its about how to contour and highlight the face.

I have a round face, so I really need to master this technique.. Don't get me wrong, I don't intend to do this everyday at work, that would be so unnatural! haha.. I'll save it for special occassions during nighttime. I'm so excited to go to Jessie Glova's makeup school hopefully next month to learn more about contouring and of course, Makeup! =)

*click pic to enlarge*

Notice the difference on the model's face?!
Contouring & Highlighting really makes a huge difference especially on photographs!

On special occasions, I just contour my nose area and a bit of bronzer on the cheekbone area and highlight the top of my cheeks, browbone & tear duct (eyes).

Jessie Glova 28 Neutral palette ( a matte brown e/s for the nose area)
Tropez Bronzer in Malibu Peach (nose area)
ELF bronzer in Sunkissed (cheek area)

The Body Shop shimmerwaves in Peach (cheeks & tear duct)
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish duo in Natural
Ellana Hush eyeshadow (undereyes)

If you're looking for a highlighter & contour powder in one compact, you might want to try MAC's Sculpt and shape powder.

And also, don't forget to check out Nikki's tips on how to contour the nose area.
Click here.


Sorry for the lack of posts. I took a leave from work to take care of my daughter coz everyone else at home got very busy. My Ama (chinese word for my hubby's grandmother) just passed away last Nov. 13 (its friday the 13th!) at the age of 87.. We're already missing her much!


+ S T A R + said...


this is a nice post because i really do not know how to do highlighting.

just by looking at the picture, i now have an idea how to highlight my dull face =)


Camille Santos said...

yung highlight na nakikita ko ganda pag ako naghighlight parang binasa ko yung part ahaha.parang wet effect...nahalo siguro sa oilies ko..

AskMeWhats said...

Condolence to you and your family.. :(

Take care!

Tara Cabullo said...

So sorry to hear about Ama..

Crystal said...

condolence sis.

Ida said...

i'd really like to learn how to do countouring and highlighting properly. i have a round face also!

i'm sorry to hear about your ama. my condolences.