By Neelam Jain Last Updated:
God has made everyone beautiful and has made the face of each person unique and extraordinary. But with a great deal of significance attached to grooming, girls today are not hundred per cent happy with some of their facial features. They wish to take some corrective measures to have chiselled cheekbones, pouty lips and sharper nose. And that’s where corrective makeup comes as a guide to facial contouring.
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It’s a fresh and new ‘get beautiful’ journey that helps the brides to pull off a look they want. From creating an illusion of straighter nose and bigger eyes to higher cheekbones; corrective makeup goes a long way in fine-tuning the concerns and has staggering results. So, let’s go into its trivia to see how it magically transforms the look of an average looking girl to get an extra attention on her D-day.
You are already familiar with the world of makeup and cosmetics, which play an important role to enhance the beauty of a person. But here comes the next level makeup which is not just an artistry, but beyond routine and a complete makeover. It brings along a whole bunch of confidence, attitude and positivity with it. It’s about contouring and highlighting to add depth and dimension to the face.
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Diya Choudhary, a senior analyst at RBS, says:
“My marriage was on the cards and I had a freak-out period because of my bushy eyebrows and hooded eyes. But corrective makeup came like a second skin to me that targeted my features to make them well-shaped and that too in a natural way. I am extremely happy to have had a more awake and youthful appearance on my special day. My eyebrows were equalized, droopy eyes were made bigger and large forehead was downplayed to make me look like a million bucks on my special day. “
Ever thought your puffy cheeks, double chin, round face and freckles could have a makeup solution to them? The features that were once weakening your sense of attractiveness can now luckily be dealt with. The idea behind this innovative method is to bring the chosen features to attention while masking off the flaws.
Renowned makeup expert, Bharti Taneja says:
“It’s not only the cosmetic aspect that’s making it popular. The formulae includes dealing with large number of concerns including skin discoloration, scars, unequal eyebrows, small eyes, unattractive lips etc. This art is performed to make the features more defined, pronounced and create a drastic change in overall face of the person. It’s actually applied to contour and sculpt the face.”
She further adds:
“With a little strategy and an expert hand, there is an arsenal of changes that can be done on the face. Lightening up the dull complexion, defining the close-set eyes, highlighting a receding chin, making the soft cheeks angular; the effects are just endless. With practice, one can change even the shape of the face. A round face can be made to look oval.”
It’s a game of two different hues of makeup to work together on the face. It's about using the right cosmetic shades at the apt places. One can make structural changes by highlighting, colouring and shading at the strong and weak areas. The concept for face to appear brighter and angular is to keep the middle of the face under eyes, bridge of the nose and chin lighter while making the edges shadowy.
Deepti Gupta, a Delhi-based beautician, says:
“Contouring can disguise narrow lips to appear pouty. For that, lips are carefully blended with the mix of dark and light shades which gives it a thick symmetrical appearance. A weak jaw line can be made to look more attractive and defined, a round face more like an oval shape and a stubby nose can be pointed out with this style of makeup.”
She further adds:
“The impression is created by working on the mix of darker and lighter shades. With darker shades, features appear to be further away and visa-versa. So the application of both the shades go hand in hand to create the illusionary effect. The right brushes and the strokes matters as well. A professional will also access the daytime and night-time makeup differently.”
There is another characteristic to it which could be fun to experiment with. And that is having artificial dimples without any cosmetic measures. You can have your set of dimples with just an expert hand and their colour play. You can alter your face by having this adorable facial feature installed. Just a little blend of cosmetics and proper brush strokes, and there you go with your short-term fancy dimples.
At times the professionals apply eyeliners and shadows to make the dimples stand out. Well, some people don't like their dimples, so they get them hidden. There is an option of having them invisible as well.
It’s the use of right products and equipment to create shadows and illusions on the face. And that involves a horde of cosmetic range like powder, blushes, highlighters, concealers, bronzers, colour correctors, foundation and at times eyeshades and eyeliners as well. But there is more that goes into that picture-perfect look.
Here is what makeup artist Meenakshi Sood Dutt, has to say:
“Apart from the products and other supplies, it can be the person’s original hair or an artificial on to give the genuine effect to the face. For instance, to have the face look broader we pull the front hair or the flicks to the back. For a larger forehead or face to appear less significant we make fringes out of the hair or manage them to the sides. So, even hair has a major role to camouflage the look of a person.”
We would say why not? It won’t go out of style and is above the mundane. Moreover, there is no makeup kit that you have to update yourself with. It’s creative and one-stop solution to look the way you feel like. It’s a platform to showcase the look you have always wanted to. It's slimming effect in itself is a reason enough to pull it off. Plus, there are no risks involved. It’s safe with no surgeries and side effects. Besides, it’s a great way to discover and express yourself with elements of fun and drama.
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So, girls if you do care for an angular face and a more dramatic look, it’s time to throw away your inhibitions and go for the convenience of the corrective makeup. Why worry about your puffy features, while saying ‘I do’ when you have that flawless skin to get excited about at the last moment. Just embrace this one-way ticket to achieve a stunning look.