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Makeup has some incredible effects that can camouflage imperfections, enhance best features, and can even make your face look thinner.
Whether it is a wedding function, birthday or anniversary celebrations, mastering the art of corrective makeup will let you have a red carpet moment every single day.
Here is how you can look perfect with the right products, colours and techniques like contouring and highlighting.
One can create sculpted cheekbones or hide double chin after understanding the high and low points of the face. It is crucial to know where to shade or contour and where to highlight for a balanced effect.
For this, one must buy three shades of a foundation or base of the same brand. One shade must be matching to your skin tone, while the other two should be a shade or two lighter and darker than your original colour. The idea behind contouring is to use dark colours to thin down certain areas while the lighter colours are used to highlight a certain area.
Take a look: Here is an international celebrity Kim Kardashian. See, how she transformed her regular girl-next-door looks into a red carpet diva, simply through contouring and highlighting.
Here are some contouring tricks, you can try:
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We all crave to have chiselled cheekbones and here is how you can achieve this.
Tip: Make sure that the products you choose for contouring your skin in a darker tone have a matte finish. While, the products you use for highlighting can have a little sheen or glossy effect for achieving a radiant and dewy look.
During contouring, we cannot undermine the need for a perfect blush in order to attain a natural and radiant flush on the skin. A correct blush not only mimics a healthy glow, but also slims down your face since it camouflages the chubby cheeks. Your blush can be either in powder or cream form, matching your skin tone. If your skin gravitates more towards being yellow, then go for peachy blushes. But, if you already have a pink glow on the face, then choose pretty pinks to enhance it further. A correct application of rouge would make your face look thinner instantly.
Here are two different kinds of looks that you can create with the help of contouring and highlighting:
#1. Flushed - This is one of the most popular looks, sported by Kareena Kapoor, which works well during the day.
Forming a 'C': Here the blush is applied from the nose to the cheekbone forming a ‘C’.
A dab on the nose: The nose is also dabbed very lightly with a blush to make it look thinner.
This look is achieved best with cream blushes, which can also be applied to the chubby chin to define it further giving it a natural look.
#2. Runway - It is a kind that works best for very chubby girls, especially while going out in the night. One has to fill the cheek areas by creating a sharp angle.
This look will look great only if it is completely blended where one cannot see the start or end point of the blush application.
So, it is time to upgrade your makeup kit with products that help you achieve the desired look. And, use these contouring and highlighting tricks to make your face look thinner and more chiselled instantly!
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