Highlighting and Contouring!

Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of photos of people highlighting and contouring with their foundation. A fellow presenter actually posted a video demonstration of how she did it to our team page the other day, and it motivated me to go out and try it for myself! I didn’t have a dark shade in foundation from Younique yet, but I did have an old bottle of foundation from Avon that was sent to me instead of the foundation I used to use. That was good enough for my first attempt, and I’ll keep using it until my new highlight and contour set comes in from Younique!

This is how it turned out! I am pretty happy with my first attempt at highlighting and contouring, and I am excited to keep at it and improving upon my skills. If you’re interested in learning how you can recreate this look, I’ve compiled a step by step guide to what was used and how I used it!

  • First you start with Glorious Face and Eye Primer as a good base for your makeup, and apply that all over your face and eye lids.
  • Next I take my Touch Cream and Pressed Powder foundation to be used as concealer. I start with the cream and just use my finger to apply some on any blemishes, and then I do the same with the powder over all of the same spots.
  • Next I apply my lighter shade of foundation to the middle of my forehead, under the eyes and down to the cheekbones, under the cheekbones, and on the nose and neck. I used BB Cream Foundation in Bisque for this step.
  • Once your lighter shade is applied, you apply the dark foundation to the outer corners of your forehead, right along your cheekbones (do duck face to see where it should go, but generally speaking it’s a line from your ear to your mouth), a little on the outsides of your nose, and a little right along the bottom of your chin on each side.
  • Now that you have all of your foundation in place, you have to blend it. I just used a disposable foundation pad for this because I haven’t gotten the set with the blending buds in yet. To blend you just take your foundation pad or blending bud and dab at all of the light spots first until it is set on your skin, and then you move on to the dark spots. You’ll want to span out a little into the light to make it blend naturally, and when you do the outer corners of the forehead you’ll want to make sure you get it into your hairline so that it looks more natural. Once the dark is blended into those corners, you’ll have that on your pad or blending bud and you can just dab it all along your hairline to give it a bit of a glow.
  • Once that is complete, I topped it off with our powder concealer in Fabulous.
  • If you want, you can also add some bronzer to the dark spots to go over the contouring. I like to do that because of the shimmery look the bronzer gives off. You can also add blush if that is your preference.
  • With the face complete, I then applied Splurge cream eye shadow in Elegant to my entire lid, under my eyebrow, and in the inner corner of my eye.
  • Next I used our Precision Eye Liners in Perfect under the lash line on my upper lid, and then Pristine on the lower waterline.
  • To top off the eyes, I finished by curling my lashes and applying two coats of our 3D Fiber Lash Mascara.
  • As a finishing touch, I used our Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain in Skittish on the lips. I topped this with our Lucrative Lip Gloss in Lucky, which is a clear gloss with glitter, just to give it some shine and glitter!

Voila! That is a step by step guide to how I created this look. I hope you find this useful, and if you have any questions you are more than welcome to comment on this thread and ask. Click Here to browse our product line and pick out the products you need to recreate this for yourself!

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