Tutorials for properly contouring and highlighting your face are everywhere – blogs, YouTube and Facebook/Instagram videos. But perfecting your contouring and highlighting is a lot more difficult than it seems online. With some overdoing it and rocking it on Instagram, others completely forget where to put it or blend it.
On your wedding day, you can’t afford those mistakes. That’s why contouring and highlighting your look becomes essential for any bride. Instead of floppily applying your contour powder or adding a little too much unnatural sparkle to your face with your highlighter, here are a few things you need to look out for to perfect that wedding makeup look:
Choose the Right Contour Shade
Contour shades are tricky. Get too much of a dark shade, and you’ll look completely unnatural; get a light one and no one will notice you’ve shaped your face with contouring. As a bride, you don’t want to go down either one of those two roads.
If you have a lighter/pale complexion, go easy on the contour shade and apply little product because there’s a high probability you might just overdo it. If you’re naturally dark, then applying more amount of product is a good idea and applying the contour after your foundation is set will also make the contour shade pop.
For any complexion, choose a contour shade that is two times darker than your actual skin complexion.
How NOT to Get Too Sparkly with Your Highlighter
Brides are all about elegance and a touch of natural beauty. If you add too much highlighter on top of your cheek, you might just end up looking more like an Instagram model than a bride.
The proper way to highlight is to apply your highlighter is broad daylight and ask a friend to check if the highlighter isn’t too blinding. Always start with low amounts of product then build your way up until you reach the desired look.
Another important tip to perfecting your contour and highlight look includes never substituting bronzer powder for your contour. Bronzers are orangey and give you a tan look that you cannot apply all across your face like you would with a contour powder.
Finally, you might want to hire a professional MUA to do your wedding makeup look to avoid any makeup disasters. After all, professionals know their stuff!
Planning your wedding and looking for great bridal hair and makeup services in Albany? Look no further than Purity Hair Design. We are an Aveda hair salon in Albany specializing in all things hair and makeup!
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