Fall Wedding Makeup – Contouring the Face

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Suzanne Minskey with Faces by SAM Makeup Artistry. Today, I am showing you how to do a fall look for your wedding. In this segment, I will discuss how to shape and contour the face and highlight it, so that you look beautifully, perfectly symmetrical in your wedding photographs.

    Suzanne Minskey: Hi! My name is Suzanne Minskey with Faces by SAM Makeup Artistry. Today, I am showing you how to do a fall look for your wedding. In this segment, we are going to discuss how to shape and contour the face and highlight it, so that you look beautifully, perfectly symmetrical in your wedding photographs.

    First, you're going to need a contour powder. It's best to use a face powder and a shade, two to three shades darker than your face and a cool tone. If you use something that has too much yellow or orange to it, it can just make the face look dirty.

    So you just want to take a small domed blush brush, dip it into the face powder and starting at the back of the cheekbone, about mid with your ear. Apply a bit of the powder and just slightly brush it towards the mouth. You don't want it to be a real harsh line, you don't really need to see it all that much, just a very subtle, subtle, a little bit of a shadow to help bring the cheekbone out.

    Now, if you want your jaw line to stand out a little bit more, you can do the same thing at the jaw line; start at the back and just define it a little bit. You want to make sure, especially when you are doing it along jaw line, that you are not making it look like the foundation is too dark, so you really, really have to blend it. And then we want to just blend it down. Create more of a shadow. If you have a little bit of a fuller neck right there, you can also apply a little bit here and brush it down, blending really, really well, it creates the illusion of more of a shadow and a more streamlined neck. Now if your jaw is a little bit too long, you can also put a little bit at the tip of the jaw and your chin to help make it a little bit shorter. If you have too long of a nose, you can put a little at the tip of your nose. Also, you can take a fluffy crease brush, load just a little bit and for your nose, just start right about here and just slightly swipe it down at the side the nose to create a nice defined line. Whether or not you really have bigger nose that you want to slim, even the smallest noses really help, really benefit form this extra little step. You'll be amazed at how much better you look in pictures. You don't want to take it too far because you don't want the tip of your nose to look dirty, but you want to make sure that they both come down evenly.

    Now conversely, you want to also help bring other features forward, so you want to take that domed blush brush again, load it up with a little bit of a highlighting powder and apply it to the cheekbones in a C-shaped motion. This will help to highlight the brow bone from the top as well as the bottom and help bring your cheekbone forward, a little bit down, the bridge of the nose, now pull that forward. You want to do it very, very slightly because you don't want the nose to look shiny, a little bit in the center of the forehead and a little bit on the tip of the chin.

    And there you have it, very fast and easy contouring to make sure that your face looks beautiful and symmetrical in your photographs. In the next segment, we're going to discuss how to get a pretty brow blush.