Heather Mokwebo’s beautiful makeup tips!
Heather shares her secrets and tips on getting that movie ready, on fleek look!
My name is Heather Mokwebo. I am a 22 year old business administration student, fashion enthusiast and most importantly a Make-up Artist. I am a generally a creative person and as a result make-up artistry is a major passion of mine. Using my own and other people’s faces as a canvas to express my creativity truly entices. In the tutorial below I will be sharing some of my tips and tricks for contouring and highlighting.
Highlighting and contouring are two make-up tips that will help you in enhancing and receding your facial features. These two tips will help in enhancing your cheek bones and creating a flattering bone structure and movie lighting effect.
Step 1: The first thing you need to do is to make sure that you work on a clean face that is well moisturized. Then put on a primer that is best-suited for your skin type (normal, dry or combination). Once all of this is done you then apply a liquid foundation that matches your skin-tone – you can use either a sponge or a brush. It all depends on what works well for you and the foundation application process. My tip for ethnic girls who have different tones on their face and neck is to apply their foundation all the way down to the neck just to even out their face and neck tone.
Step 2: Take a lighter foundation or concealer and apply it to your T-Zone. This is the area that is right above your eyebrows. Also apply it between the brows, the center of your nose and middle of upper lip plus your chin. You need to apply the lighter concealer or foundation under your eyes as this will help in concealing bags under your eyes. If you have dark circles under your eyes you can use an orange colour corrector concealer to cover that.
Now it’s time to contour! You can do this separately from highlighting but I prefer to contour and highlight at the same time because then it blends out easily. For contouring, take a darker foundation or concealer and apply it on the sides of your nose, right under your cheekbones and hairline (create a 3 shape contour from your temple, under your cheeks and your jawline).
Step 3: Now it’s time for the fun! Take a brush or a beauty blender to blend until there are no visible lines between the foundation and concealer. My tip here is to take your time in blending with a beauty blender (it works better when it’s damp) it does a smoother job than brushes.
Step 4: It’s time to set the highlight. You can set the highlight by applying a translucent powder over your T-Zone and allow it to bake for a few minutes. This will help set the T-Zone and make your face look matte. Once you’re done with baking you can powder your entire face and you’re ready to go.
I hope you found this tutorial useful and inspiring in some way. Now get on to practicing that contouring so you can look fleek for ages! Heather Mokwebo signing out…
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