Shade And Light = Highlight And Contour

High school art class. The class no one pays attention in. Except for actual artists of course. Your teacher is teaching you to press lightly in one area and hard […]

High school art class. The class no one pays attention in. Except for actual artists of course. Your teacher is teaching you to press lightly in one area and hard with the other? I never really understood what she was talking about until I started getting into makeup.  When pertaining to art, darker colors are used to remove light from an area and lighter colors are used to attract light. The same rules apply to makeup! This is called highlighting and contouring. Highlighting and contouring are techniques used to shape the face that can essentially make a person appear bigger or smaller. Why do girls look like aztec warriors when they are putting on makeup? Boys if you’ve been wondering KEEP ON READING. A person will use lighter colors to accentuate features they want prominent on the face. These areas include the undereye area, bridge of nose, the cupid’s bow above the lip, and center of the forehead. Contouring the face consists of sculpting the face by using darker colors in areas such as under chin, sides of the nose, under the cheekbone, the jawline and perimeter of face. If the steps are followed correctly, you can lose weight in your face within minutes!

CT Overall

Im not going to lie, my friend chose this course for me and I had no idea what it was. On my first day when I walked into a room full of computers, you can imagine my surprise. I love the fact that this want a “pen and paper” class. It was more hands-on and I ended up learning things that will actually help me. Technology is a massive aspect of several career fields in this day in age. As a millennial, people expect me to know everything about computers and software and I wouldn’t call myself a lay person but I wasn’t an expert either. I learned things in this class that I had no idea a regular person could do like create complicated gifs and how long photoshopping could actually take. If you have been following my posts (I know many haven’t) one would see that makeup artistry is a business I wish to pursue. CT 101 has helped me come up with new ideas on how to promote my brand with my new website and with editing techniques I have learned, I think I have what it takes to start my very own youtube channel in a couple of months. Wish Me Luck !

Evolution of eyebrows

There are several different aspects in cosmetology. From Special effects to stage makeup or even just a natural look, makeup can be very universal. Even some women that do not […]

There are several different aspects in cosmetology. From Special effects to stage makeup or even just a natural look, makeup can be very universal. Even some women that do not  wear makeup can testify to doing their eyebrows once in awhile. Some woman say it’s what “frames your face” and I consider it to be quite true. The key to a good makeup application is well shaped and sculpted brow. It has become sort of a trend for women You can leave the house with just threaded or filled in eyebrows. With this trend also comes training. You don’t simply get new eyebrows “overnight”. Believe it or not it takes practice and patience. No two brows are the same and that can be frustrating. Also,not everyone has the same shape. Perfect Eyebrows may take some trial and error but it’s amazing what a difference they can make I assure you. My specific favorite has to be the “Arched”.