Frequently Asked Questions
Face Sculpting And Highlighting
To Contour the Jawline
To Contour the Nose
Highlighting the Cheekbones
Lipstick, Lipliner Application
Highlighting means bringing out a facial feature, by using lighter tones. This will make the area stand out, hence the word highlighted. When you chose a highlighter product, chose a tone that is two or three shades lighter than the foundation that you have used. Creating a subtle blending between highlighted areas and your foundation creates a dimension, and depth to your face. Sculpting/Contouring helps to reduce areas of your face that you wish to tone down and make less noticeable. As with highlighting, use a tone two or three shades darker than your foundation.
Using a contour brush (angled brush works best) and our Fantasygirl Contouring Powder draw a straight line from just outside and above the corner of your mouth to your
temples. Next, using a blush brush and your desired blush color (stay away from the bright ones!) blend into the contour line pressing harder then lighter as you move up the cheeks to the temple. This creates a higher cheekbone effect. Make sure not to have the blush color go any higher then the top of the apple of your cheeks or lower than the bottom of your lower lip.
Using a small contour brush and our Fantasygirl Contouring Powder, draw a line directly under your jawbone from the ears to the chin. Be careful not to go up onto the face or very low onto the neck. Next, blend and soften the contour line using a blush brush. This will reduce most male jaw lines. If you have a double chin do the same just below your chin to reduce the effect of the double chin.
To reduce a large/wide nose, use a compact powder that is 2 shade lighter than your foundation. Apply onto the top of your nose from the eyes to the top of the nostrils. Next apply our Fantasygirl Contouring Powder to the sides of the nose from the eyes to the nostrils, using a small round eyeshadow brush. Make sure the tones blend into you foundation at the edges for a natural look.
Using a compact powder (or highlighter). Apply just over your blush line and blend into foundation and blush. This lighter tone will "bring out" the area giving the illusion of higher cheekbones.
Big Luscious, kissable lips, isn't that what we all want? Look at the hollywood actress and models, they are all getting collagen implants to get those perfect lips.
Well, maybe we can't afford or can't go for collagen implants, but we can definitely make our lips bigger and more attractive with practice, and the right tools and products.
Things you will need to get those "perfect" lips:
- Lipliner Pencils
- Lip Applicator Brush
- Lipsticks ( oh the colors to chose from!)
- Lip Gloss
Start with clean dry lips. Then, using a lip liner pencil which is the same color, or slightly darker then the lipstick you plan on using and beginning in the center of the top lip draw a line just outside of the outer edge of your lip down to the corner. The do the same with the other half of your top lip. To make sure that your upper lips are "even", make an X right at the highest points at the center of your top lip. Although you are trying to make your lips bigger, be careful not to extend the lip liner too far past your actual lip line. This will look unnatural and unattractive. For the bottom lip, draw your line just under the actual lip line, in one even stroke from corner to corner.
Easier said than done, this will take a lot of practice before you can extend your lips and make nice even lines that give your lips a full and even look. The lipstick liner will help to keep your lipstick from "running" beyond the surface of your lips.
Next, do one of the following. With a cosmetic sponge, apply some of your foundation over your lips, or use a product called Under Lipstick filler/stabilizer (available at cosmetic counters). I have found the former to work very well in my case, and one less thing to buy is always a good idea. Brush on the foundation or filler using a lip applicator brush, keeping within the lip liner at all times. Next, once again using a lip liner brush apply the lipstick filling in the top lip one side at a time, from the center to the corners. For the bottom lip, apply from the corners to the center.
You can experiment with different shades on each lip, a lighter shade of the same color on top will give your lips a softer, more appealing look. Putting the lipstick on with the applicator brush will help to keep your lipstick on longer than if you just used the lipstick tube. And remember, blend the line between the lip liner and the lipstick a little.
LIP TIPS AND TRICKS
A small dab of a lighter colored, frosted lipstick in the center of your bottom lip, or a dab of vaseline, or gold powder will work wonders. Using a lip liner of a darker shade on the inner center of your lower lip than the one used on the rest of your lips will give you sexy lips as well.
Use a liquid foundation instead of a cream foundation under you lipstick, it will "hold" the lipstick on better.
Powder your lips over the foundation before applying lipstick...let "set" a few minutes before applying lipstick, this will also "hold" the lipstick in place.
In the center of your bottom lip, apply a lighter shade of lipstick over your first coat of lipstick, this will give the appearance of a "fuller" bottom lip.
Use your lip liner in the corners of your lips instead of lipstick, it makes the application easier, and tends to lessen "mistakes".
Use Lip protector in cold weather. Keep those lines and wrinkles away.