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What is Contouring, Highlighting, and Bronzing?

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Contouring, highlighting, and bronzing are makeup techniques commonly used to enhance facial features, create dimension, and achieve a desired look. See Images.

Contouring: Contouring involves using makeup shades that are darker than your natural skin tone to create the illusion of shadows and depth. It is typically applied to areas you want to minimize or sculpt, such as the hollows of the cheeks, the sides of the nose, and the jawline. Contouring can help define facial structure, create a more chiseled appearance, or make certain features appear smaller or more prominent.

Highlighting: Highlighting is the opposite of contouring and involves using lighter shades to bring attention to specific areas of the face. Light-reflecting products are applied to areas where light naturally hits, such as the high points of the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, the brow bone, and the cupid’s bow (the area above the upper lip). Highlighting adds a luminous, glowing effect to those areas, enhancing their prominence and giving a youthful, radiant appearance.

Bronzing: Bronzing refers to applying a warm, sun-kissed color to the skin to mimic a natural tan or to add warmth to the complexion. Bronzer is typically applied to areas of the face that would naturally catch the sun, such as the forehead, temples, cheekbones, and jawline. It can also be applied lightly to the neck and décolletage for a seamless look. Bronzing helps create a healthy, sunlit glow and can be used to add warmth and dimension to the face.

These techniques are often used in combination to achieve a balanced and sculpted look. Learn more such techniques in advance level course by White Sugar Beauty World

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