How to Highlight and Contour
Have you heard of highlighting and contouring? What about the term, how to HAC? What in the world is HACing and how do you do it? How to HAC stands for highlighting and contouring. Sounds a bit scary and very Hollywood-ish right?! Don’t worry. It’s not hard at all! We’ll show you how to highlight and contour and pretty soon you’ll be a pro too!
The HAC process is just highlighting and contouring your beautiful face. It helps add dimension to your face instead of having a flat lifeless look. You simply add the color where you need to enhance those beautiful features. Maskcara’s 4 foundations singles are: highlight, contour, blush, illuminator. And they all fit into one simple compact.
Your highlight shade is your skin color. You want to apply it under your eyes, on your nose, on your chin, along your jawline, and on your forehead.
This is my favorite step! It really brings out those cheekbones and adds femininity to your face. You apply the contour shade just below your cheekbone, right along your hairline, and under your jaw. This will give your face some dimension and make your face come to life!
Don’t be afraid of blush! To look natural, you need to add a little pink hue to your cheeks to make your face look lively. Simply smile and add a small amount of color to the apples of your cheeks (the squishiest bit). Then blend upwards into your contour. It’s important to not apply too much blush because you don’t want to look like a hot mess!
This is the last step, but definitely not the least important! Illuminator gives your face a nice glow…but not a little girl sparkly glow, but a nice glistening glow. You can apply it to the top of the cheekbone, the bow of your lip, and right below your brows. This will just make those areas pop!
The most important step in the HAC process is blending! Take your Perfector Sponge and drench it in water until it almost doubles in size. Then you squeeze it out really well and blend your makeup in dabbing and rolling motions. This will give your face a flawless look and smooth out any harsh makeup lines you created when applying your cream foundations.
And that’s it! That is how to highlight and contour in a nutshell. With practice, you get better and better! Want to see some great makeup for summer? Click HERE!