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Contouring and highlighting are all the rage these days. Especially when it comes to bridal makeup, having the right amount of blush, contour and highlight on your face are essential to make your features pop.
Professional makeup artists have been using contouring for years. With contouring, you have the ability to add more dimension to your face by adding shadows and highlights, playing up your cheekbones and even reshaping your nose. And with blush, you can add just the right amount of flush to your features. It can be so effective that contouring is often the secret “glam” factor in the gorgeous red-carpet looks of many celebrities. So, for the recent edition to our #SSQuarantineSessions, we have celebrity makeup artist Arti Nayar, who will show us the right technique on how to apply blush, contour and highlight on your face for a flawless and glam makeup look!
Blush, Contour & Highlight With Arti Nayar
If you look up to actresses like Sonam Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Shloka Mehta Ambani and Sara Ali Khan for makeup inspo, then you need to know the maestro behind their look, which is celebrity makeup artist Arti Nayar. She is the go-to celebrity makeup and hairstylist for our favourite Bollywood beauties and has a long list of clients who swear by her seamless techniques of nailing the right makeup look that matches ones face.
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Knowing that Arti is behind all these amazing Bollywood divas, we just had to have her over on our Instagram for a makeup session that is solely dedicated to contouring, highlighting and blushing like a pro. Now, we've shown you how to get a full-on glam look and even showed you how to ace Sonam Kapoor's go-to natural makeup look. And now it's time to brush up on your contour and highlight techniques.
For this live session, Arti dives straight into telling us how to contour our cheek hollows, followed by adding some blush over the apples of our cheeks and then tops it off with our favourite element, highlighter. She also shares a bunch of products that she believes to be ideal for Indian skin tones, along with professional makeup techniques that many makeup artists use to achieve an amazing glamorous look. So, if you missed our live session on the gram, check out the entire video below, where Arti Nayar teaches us all how to do makeup like a pro!
Contouring and highlighting are two elements of makeup application that have been around for ages. However, they've only recently slipped into the spotlight for the regular audience. And now, everyone's clamouring to nail the techniques. These techniques require practice, as they're tricky to master. Too much contour and you may look like you just walked out of a fake tan store or too much highlight can make you look like a lightbulb.
So, take cues from the procs and utilise this time in the lockdown as an opportunity to finally ace these techniques. And once you're back to hopping weddings, flaunt your chiseled cheekbones to the crowds!