Do You Highlight and Contour? (A Video)

Hello Ageless Beauties!

A lot of women seem to highlight and contour these days, but do you really know what that means? Contouring gives one a sculpted look and creates dimension. You can give yourself a face lift without actually having surgery! Highlighting adds light to your face. Think of contouring and highlighting like this: contouring = shadows; highlighting = light. There are special tools made for this trick. There’s a special contour brush and many people use a fan brush for highlighting. I’m simple…I just use a beauty blender.

Some people use a concealer a few shades darker than their skin tone to contour and a lighter concealer to highlight. I use the Avon True Color Transforming Contour Stick in deep. It’s actually a 2-in-1 product: the dark side of the stick contours (gives you shadows) while the other side highlights and creates contrast. For darker women of color, sometimes the dark is not dark enough and the light is too light in products we purchase! Not so with the Avon contour stick!  I found this stick in deep just perfect for my skin tone.

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I typically contour my forehead (sides and top/middle), the middle of my cheeks, and the sides of my nose. I highlight under my brow bone, between my eyes, under my eyes, down the center of my nose, the top of my cheeks, my cupid’s bow, and just under my lip. Sometimes I do the center of my chin, too. Then I blend to make sure it looks seamless.

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See the video below of how I blended my makeup:

 

And here’s my finished look today! On my eyes, I’m wearing the Avon True Color Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Quad in Purple Haze and Avon True Color Love at 1st Lash Mascara, Avon True Color Glimmersticks Lip Liner in chocolate, and Avon True Color Lip Glow Lip Gloss in lightburst.

 

Continue to live agelessly,

Avon Rep Raquel, www.youravon.com/raquelhorn