The most common request I get from clients! Contouring is not as complicated as it may sound. We hear "contour" we think of painting the face black and white. That is not necessarily the case. Although we can contour in black and white (literally) for photoshoots or even events, you do not have to contour so extremely on a regular basis. There is many levels of highlight and contour which depends on how light or how dark you shade compared to your skin tone. Rule of thumb is to go two shades light and two shades dark (be it liquid, cream or powder); but you can also change it up just one level for light contouring or 3-4 shades for extreme. In Scott Barnes words, "Light adds to, Dark takes away from". You highlight areas you want/need to stand out and darken/contour areas you want to take away attention from. In this video in particular, I have used the Chanel Creme Bronzer in Soleil Tan using the Sigma Precision Angled Brush (P84) from the Synthetic Precision Kit which helps with blending cream colors perfectly! Here, I am showing you how to straighten/thin-out the nose using the light contouring technique. The lighting isn't too great as I am working on the client and trying to video at the same time lol, but hope it does justice! Always layer your products to protect yourself from going overboard off the bat! Hope this helps. I will try and post more videos like this to hopefully help you out. I feel like CONTOUR is IT right now but so many people are doing it incorrectly which takes away from the whole concept. If you would like to learn more about this and more, you are more than welcome to join my one day seminar or my 3 week course (to learn professionally). For more info on the classes, please log onto www.LilitsMakeupStudio.com or email us at LilitsMakeupStudio@gmail.com for registration.
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Hi, I am Lilit...welcome to my colorful world! I have been a professional makeup artist for 13 years and I am based in Los Angeles, Ca. This is where I blog about all my favorite things, from beauty & fashion to travel & lifestyle. As a beauty educator, I run workshops at my own studio, here in LA. 2015 sees the launch of my own formulation, Elcie Cosmetics. Follow me on my journey...