KRYOLAN – Professional make-up
Kryolan has long been a favourite brand of professional make-up artists. I had the pleasure of working with Kryolan and their very talented MUA Ruby throughout VAMFF where i learnt the art of Highlighting and Contouring.
With highlighting and contouring being a very strong trend among the fashion and beauty industry, Myself and Kryolan wanted give you all the tip’s and tricks to creating a flawless evening look.
The key and main thing you want to focus on, is your best features and enhancing them, as you want them to stand out but remember to use colours which complement your tone (eg warm tone/cool tone or beige/olive based products) if you were a warm/olive tone you want to used those products.
First step is to start with a Primer and a full coverage foundation we used – TV Paint Stick Shade FS38
Tip- Ruby suggests using a large synthetic brush to achieve that flawless finish everyone desire.
Second step is to use finer brush under the eye area, this will ensure you won’t get any creasing or appear cakey as that is never pretty.
Now the CONTOURING part.
Contours create shadows, this means that you will need to place the contour product where you would like to create shadow to take attention off certain area and remember don’t add contour if you don’t need it.
– Shading each side of your nose, will give it a slimmer appearance.
– Shading around the jaw line to add definition and create a slimmer appearance, if you have a rounded face like myself.
– Focus on area such as the hairline which will shorten your forehead but please blend into the hairline. This is the key to go from lion-king cast member to kim k! ( If you have a smaller forehead, no need to create the illusion that it is smaller than it already is)
– Contouring under your cheekbone will strengthen and define your bone structure.
Tip – Use synthetic brushes or non latex sponges for a really smooth finish.
Similar logic applies in reverse for highlights. Highlight colours are designed to draw light/attention to the areas they are placed (eg cheekbones, brow bone, cupids bow) The key to highlighting you want to use a colour which is 2 shades lighter than your normal foundation colour.
When highlighting you want to focus on the following areas.
– Bridge of your nose (Not the tip) continuing to between your brows where your frown may appear.
– Under the eyebrow arch which will brighten and waken your eye’s.
– The highest point to your cheek bones which will really define this area.
– Your smile lines to ensure you have no shadowing.
– The tip of your chin (unless this is an area you are trying to take focus away from)
You want to set everything with a powder we used – Translucent powder 60g TL9
Now the finishing touches of the eyes.
We used a Cream liner shade Ebony
Add a soft Lip and a Setting Spray and your done.