missA Suzy and f(x) Victoria′s Strobing vs. 2NE1 CL and Jessi′s Contouring Makeup Techniques
It looks like the trend of highlighting and contouring the facial features will continue from 2015.
Outlining with makeup can make your facial features stand out. You can hide the bumpiness of your face and slim down the general look. Celebrities such as Song Hye Kyo, CL, Jessi, Yubin are often seen wearing such makeup.
There are two big categories: strobing, which uses light and contouring, which uses shadow. How can you strobe and contour like a pro? Here are some makeup techniques from Korean cosmetic brand too cool for school that can come in handy.
‘Highlighting Glow’ Strobing Makeup
Strobing Makeup emphasizes the parts that flash up when you go under the light. It makes your face look more three-dimensional. Because it uses light, not shadow, it brightens up your general look which is why many celebrities with pure images favor this technique.
If you want to define the shape of your face but still look natural, strobing makeup is just what you need. The key to this makeup is to choose the right highlighter. Anyone can wear professional strobing makeup if they have a multicolored highlighter that come in colors similar to the skin tone.
TIP. STROBING MAKEUP TECHNIQUE
For a perfect strobing makeup, it is important to cover up the pores and blemishes with strong base makeup with smooth finish. Then, use a highlighter to brighten up broad areas of the face such as forehead and cheeks. Blend multiple colors of highlighter with a brush and gently glide on the face.
Mix colors to adjust to your skin tone and highlight your C zone. It is better to use the lightest shade for small areas such as the bridge of the nose or the chin. Using different shades of highlighters for different parts of the face allows natural look of strobing makeup.
‘Defining Outline’ Contouring Makeup
Contouring Makeup hides unwanted parts of the face under shading and shrinks the size of the face. It is very easy. Put on bronzer darker than your skin tone on the parts that you want and blend it in.
Powder-type bronzer is recommended for beginners. For a more natural contouring makeup, use a multicolored product. Transparent formula is better for a more natural contouring with no visible borders of the products.
TIP. CONTOURING MAKEUP TECHNIQUE
Recently, there are many people who use different colors of contour kit like paints and blend them in. However, beginners may make a mess out of this method.
For a natural contour, you need to mix different colors to use on different parts such as eyes, side of the nose and jawlines. Use multicolored bronzer with transparent formula with a light touch of brush. Even beginners would find it easy to define their facial features this way.
‘Strobing VS Contouring’ MUST HAVE ITEM for Professional Looks
>> too cool for school ARTCLASS BY RODIN Artist Contour Kit
By Rodin Artist Contour Kit includes bronzer, highlighter and an auto brush. too cool for school’s ARTCLASS BY RODIN comes in three natural brown colors that can be used to outline nose, hairline and jaw. Its transparent and silky powder allows thin and light application that does not get cakey.
ARTCLASS BY RODIN highlighter come in three nude and pearlescent tones. It allows more natural look of strobing makeup. The micro shimmering powder stays on the face intact and adds genuine glow on the face.
The auto brush can be used to blend the products. The travel-friendly brush can be used any time and place for meticulous touches of contouring and strobing makeup.
[Translated by Kim Young Shin]
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