How To Contour With Cosmetics
Makeup has some incredible uses – you can look thinner with it! It’s possible to make it look like you’ve lost about 10 pounds instantly, even though you haven’t. You can do it with just a few products and the results will last all day. Makeup tips to give your appearance a little boost take planning and practice, but it’s well worth the effort you put into it.
Makeup Shading Tips
In order to look thinner it’s important to keep these three makeup tips in mind:
1. Darker makeup colors recede and diminish areas.
2. Lighter makeup colors highlight and bring the area forward.
3. Highlighting with a shimmer will further emphasize a light area.
Combining the techniques, you can even “sculpt” cheekbones.
Apply sunless tanner with makeup wedges.
Thinner Looking Face
If you want make your face look thinner then you can do it easily with shading techniques. It’s commonly done with either a darker foundation or you can use a powder. The cream to powder foundation are perfect for this use.
A thinner looking face can be achieved by shading the outside areas of your face and then blending inward. Most people will also need a little shading under the chin. Apply the darker color at your hairline blending down to your ears in a line about one inch wide.
Using the darker color on the outside of you face will actually attract the focus to the front of your face. Then apply your regular foundation and remember to blend. You shouldn’t be able to tell where the lines meet.
Looking Slimmer Overnight
One of the best ways to look thinner is by using the new sunless tanning products. Instant tanning products can be used in place of your shading foundation and if you do it properly your shading can last for a several days or more. The best way to do this is using a two-step process.
Step One: Apply a thin layer of your self tanner in the morning hours using the directions on the fake tan page and let your instant tan develop for 6 hours.
Step Two: Do second thin layer only in the areas that you want to “trim.” You would do this on the outer area of your face and chin just like above using a makeup wedge to blend.
If you are using an instant self tanner than you may be able to apply the second layer in just a few hours, otherwise wait until the next morning to apply it.
Remember, these makeup tips are for creating a visual illusion. They’re designed to give you a morale boost while you’re losing those excess pounds with a healthy diet and fitness program.