How to Contour & Highlight Using Fièra Luxury Concealer

You might think that contouring became popular in the 2010s, but contouring has been around for a while.

In fact, contouring became popular in the 1920s and 1930s thanks to the movie star icon Marlene Dietrich, a German actress.

Of course, Dietrich did not invent contouring. Contouring has in fact been around since the 15th century. 

As historians claim, contouring was used as a device on stage so that the audience could better see the faces of the actors.

What was once a technique for the theater is now very much a cosmetic choice for everyday use!  

What is contour?

Contouring is when you apply darker or lighter makeup on certain parts of the face to accentuate different flattering angles.

For example, many people place a line of darker contour color right below the cheekbone in an attempt to accentuate that area.

High cheekbones are often associated with beauty and class, and highlighting can help an individual create that face shape. 

Why contour or highlight?

Contouring did become a bit more aggressive in 2010 due in part to the Kardashians. With their lead, people began learning how to contour flattering shapes in multiple areas of the face. This includes:

  • Cheekbones
  • The nose
  • The forehead
  • The jaw 

 

In theory, a well-placed contour would help make the nose look smaller, the cheekbones look higher, the forehead look smaller, and the jaw looks sharper.

Many people use a contour that is a shade slightly darker than their skin tone to accomplish this look and when successfully blended, it gives the essence that your face is truly structured in that way. A highlight would be a shade lighter than the skin tone. 

How to contour & highlight

The first step to any great look is an even skin tone – something you can easily achieve with Fièra Cosmetics Luxury Concealer.

Many women use this best-selling product as an all-over foundation, thanks to its gorgeous full coverage, dewy glow and skin-perfecting ingredients.

But it turns out, using darker and lighter shades of Fièra Cosmetics Luxury Concealer also makes for a great way to contour and highlight!

The Steps to Contouring with Darker Shades of Fièra Cosmetics Luxury Concealer:

  • Dot darker concealer on the line underneath your cheekbone
  • Lightly dot darker concealer on the sides of your nose in a straight line
  • Smooth darker concealer on edge of your jaw line
  • Dot darker concealer on your temples and the edges of your forehead
  • Blend using a firm kabuki brush or any other tool that works for you
  • Blend more!

The Steps to Highlighting with Lighter Shades of Fièra Cosmetics Luxury Concealer:

  • Dot lighter concealer underneath your eyes
  • Sweep lighter concealer just above your cheekbone
  • Dot lighter concealer on the front of the nose in a straight line and carry it up towards the forehead
  • Dab lighter concealer on the chin
  • Blend using a firm kabuki brush or any other tool that works for you
  • Blend more!

This is an example of a heavy contour. If you prefer to wear less makeup, you can consider just picking one or two areas of the face to try contouring and highlighting – we suggest starting with your cheekbones and nose.

Fièra Cosmetics Luxury Concealer offers five shades of concealer that are designed specifically for mature skin. With this concealer, you are able to accomplish a beautiful finished look that will not seep into any fine lines or wrinkles.

Plus, it has active ingredients designed to benefit your skin’s health! 

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