Corrective Makeup

Corrective Makeup

The main purpose of corrective makeup is basically to hide or conceal facial and body flaws to accentuate or emphasize your best features.

Remember a few basic rules when applying corrective makeup. Here are some guidelines to follow:

  • Highlighting always emphasizes a feature while shadowing minimizes it. To highlight an area, use a shade lighter than the skin color and to shadow you need to use a darker color.
  • Consider the shape of the face. Using corrective makeup always takes the shape of the face into consideration. The goal is to make the face proportionate or oval, and we do highlighting or shadowing to achieve this goal. It adds or reduces width.
  • There are seven face shapes that we need to consider: round, oval, diamond-shaped, oblong, square, heart-shaped, and pear-shaped. Oval is the ideal face shape that we are trying to create.

Let’s say the person has a round-shaped face. Now our goal is to slenderize the shape. We can do this by applying a darker foundation on each side of the face; therefore shadowing the extra width will create an illusion of added length.

For a square-shaped face, it is important to know if you want to harden or soften the angles of the face, so choosing the right corrective makeup color to use is vital.

Creating width at the forehead of a pear-shaped face, you need to highlight the forehead and shadow the jaw to make it appear small. This is because pear-shaped faces usually have a wide jaw and a tapered forehead.

You can use lighter colors to add width for oblong faces. Just remember, the goal is flatter your features by making any face shape appear more oval.

corrective makeup helps you overcome skin imperfections and it is very important that you know the right technique to achieve the result that you want.

You can actually accomplish complete corrective makeup with an Airbrush Makeup Kit, for cover up, highlighting and shadowing. Imagine using just one product to achieve the natural look you want.

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