You should be aware of the fact that celebrities look totally different than how you see them. If you have ever come across them without makeup, you will realize that it is all about makeup tricks and corrections that make them appear more appealing. The idea behind all this is creating contrast through highlighting and contouring. You are required to highlight with a light shade the parts of your face that you wish to bring out, and use a darker shade on the parts that you want to tone down. Face contouring makeup is no longer a complex process that you have to consult a specialist to understand, at least on a daily basis, as the information below provides you with simple makeup ideas and tips for contouring that will make everything easier for you:
Use two shades of base
The secret to achieving the best skin tone is to apply foundation that is one shade lighter than your skin tone on the center of your face(in the middle of your forehead, your chin, cheeks and nose), and another one that is one shade darker than your natural skin tone around the perimeter of your face.
Blend this two shades
Using a good foundation brush, you should gently blend the two different creams on your face. Ensure that the transition from the center of the face to the perimeter is respected and done in a subtle manner, because that is what will create the illusion of depth and dimension as well.
Play with highlights and contours
An important tip for you is to mark the areas of your face that you want to contour with a deeply-colored brow gel pencil. Because it is heavily concentrated and smudgeable, placing a few dark pigments on the hollows found under your cheekbones, along your hairline, jaw line, the side, and tip of your nose and crease of your eyes will create an excellent contouring makeup.
Blend one last time
You have to blend both your highlights and contours by utilizing a flat top dense brush to bring the two different shades correctly. If you happen to be in a hurry and just require to add some dimension to your face, you can use the following makeup hack. All you have to do is to apply blush in the shape of a 3, whereby you begin from the outer sides of your forehead, go back into your cheeks and finally finish up at the end of your chin.