How to Contour & Highlight Your Face for Black Women

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Contouring and highlighting your face is a really great way to give yourself a whole new look in a short amount of time. Contour and highlight your face for black women with help from a professional makeup artist and hairstylist in this free video clip.

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Welcome to Dittrich Beauty Studio where, today, our topic, our demonstration is how to highlight and contour a black beauty. So, for anyone, the idea is to highlight first, contour dramatically and then pick a mid-tone to blend all of it together. So, what we want to do, and it's going to look a little 'ridic' for a minute but trust when you do this, it needs to be this way in order to allow for the blending process. So, down the planes of your face that protrude, your forehead, cheekbones, nose and chin and I like to go ahead and take it onto your clavicle as well, just to be really consistent. Okay? Then, I like to use a synthetic angle brush with a cream contour color which, for Deleta, is going to have a little bit of a warm pinky-brown tone. Go ahead and take it right into that cheek, down the bridge of the nose. And, remember, we're not - we're going, like, within two shades each way of her natural skin tone. Get the nose, the chin and then right onto here, temples. So, also, the idea will be to take this beautiful line, this eye line that you see here and kind of accentuate that which will parallel your cheeks and your jawline, clavicle. Just make every feature that you already have pop a little bit more. Alright. So, now, we're going to pick our mid-tone. So, I love this - this is like, strangely, one of my favorite products and it's made by Elf, which I just love their products, but it happens to be like a three dollar product, whereas I have like 50 dollar bronzing sticks, too, that I still prefer this one. It's - they're given to me and I still like this one better. So, we want to kind of like blend these together a little bit with some strokes and then we're going to use a brush to really work them all together. So, the reason I've used a powder for the highlight is because, if you want to use a shimmer highlight later, we can maybe just a little bit on the cheeks or on the inner corners of the eye, but your T-zone you don't really want to be shiny in pictures. So now, we just start blending and start from the bottom up. So, here she is, highlight, contour. Thanks for joining us and check out the rest of my tips and tricks on my tutorials online.

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