Tip Tuesday - Advance & Recede

One of the most basic rules of thumb I learned during make-up school was "Advance & Recede".  The rule is used for contouring and highlighting and means this. Any features that you want to appear smaller or inward use a contouring color. Any features that you want to appear larger or forward use a highlighting color. 


Most girls that use make-up on a daily basis understand the principle of highlighting and contouring but there are more uses for it than just applying to your cheeks and eyebrows. Here are some other ways :  

Chin
Apply a contouring color to shade your lower jaw if you have a double chin.
Apply a highlighting color to the bottom lip and jaw region (in a "V" shape) for a receding chin.

Cheeks
Apply a contouring color to the hollows of your cheeks for definition.
Apply a highlighting color to the hollows of your cheeks to correct sunken or hollow cheeks.

Nose
Too thin, apply a highlight to the outer vertical slope on each side.
Too broad, apply a contour to the outer vertical slop on each side.
Too short, apply a highlight to the center region as well as a contour to the sides of the nose.
Hooked nose, apply a contour to the protruding portion of the nose only.

These aren't the only examples as there are more options for highlighting and contouring especially when it comes to face shapes and eyes.  Stay tuned to the next couple of Tip Tuesdays for make-up as every other week a face shape will be featured and the rules of thumb for highlighting and contouring those specific shapes. 


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