Posts Tagged ‘highlight’

THE LIP HIGHLIGHT

Post + Photography by Amy Nadine, Graphic Design by Eunice Chun

You’re probably thinking, not another thing for me to do! But trust me, this one’s worth it! Especially if your lips are your best feature. Any time you want to draw attention to a feature, highlight it! And if you try this technique with red lipstick, forget about it! Here’s how:  (more…)

RAISING EYEBROWS PART III

Post + Photography by Amy Nadine, Graphic Design by Eunice Chun

This is another handy trick from years of doing red carpet makeup that’s undetectable at first glance but helps to create the illusion of an eye lift. Typically we raise the brows by highlighting the brow bone underneath (revisit my Brow Lift Tutorial) or by filling in the brow with the concentration on the arch (revisit my High Brow Tutorial as well!). But no one thinks to highlight just above the arch! Why would we do that? We have to go back to Art Class 101 to the theories behind shadows and light. If you’re painting on a flat canvas, you need to add dimension with dark shades to push a feature back (away) and light shades to pull a feature forward. If you highlight just above the arch of the brow, it creates the illusion that the arch is raised, therefore making the whole eye area look lifted. It’s subtle but quick and easy and we’ll take all the help we can get! Here’s how: (more…)

SECRET EYE LIFT

Post + Photography by Amy Nadine, Graphic Design by Eunice Chun

I created this simple tutorial for a few reasons:

  1. I want to make sure that when you highlight your brow bone, you highlight underneath the entire brow, not just the outer half of it (so you “lift” up the whole brow),
  2. To gently encourage you to use a matte light pink kohl pencil instead of a white shimmery shadow (that is distracting and defeats the purpose),
  3. And to remind you that brightening the brow bone shouldn’t be detectable; it’s an illusion that draws light to the area and creates the appearance of lifting the brow, simple as that. So blend blend blend!

Here’s how:  (more…)

HOW TO CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT

post + photography by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

When you apply foundation to your entire face, you’ve created a blank canvas, so you have to go back and add the dimensions back in. Remember in art class how you used darker shading to push an area away and lighter shading to pull an area towards you? That’s all we’re doing here! It creates the illusion of a stronger jawline, more chiseled cheeks and a slimmer face. And the easiest way to do this is by drawing the letter E on each side of your face to contour and the letter C on each side of your eyes. Anyone can do that, right? I’m showing you how to do it with both cream and powder formulas together for staying power, but you can certainly do one or the other. (more…)