Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Ok ladies JLo Kerry Washington even Beyonce are prime examples of that Glo illuminator can give off, Unlike Bronzer that gives a sunkissed look Illuminator is available in liquid

or powder form
Personally I have used the powder version By Estee Lauder I Love it
take notice in this I used illuminator Only notice my highlighted skin & the glo it gives off

For Bronzer I use one by Mac Cosmetics.

In this picture I used illuminator as a highlighter combined with my bronzer & it made me look phenomenal. Notice the difference how it contoured me.if you desire a golden finish use illuminator if u want contouring & glo use both illuminator & bronzer.

Ok I know u gals have built up your questions so here where I make it simple for you ladies heres a couple charts to follow & determine where the highlighter goes if u use both put in same places but add illuminator to top bronzer to bottom that will create contrast


Let's start with contouring (it's the dark brown color in the photo above). When you contour, use a nice taupe shade or a deep bronze color. Try to avoid using most bronzers when you are contouring, you'll just look too orange.

ok now for the good stuff heres a Chart to know for sure wha goes where...

1. The temple.

The purpose is to make your face a little more oval in shape. As you might know already, the oval shape is the ideal shape for makeup application.

2. The nose.

Try avoiding making your nose mega-narrow.

This would completely alter your face. Imagine the shape and size of your face with a narrow nose. You will look too artificial! So use this technique just to define your nose so that you wouldn't look flat in pictures.

3. Cheekbones.

This is my favorite part to contour.It really makes a lot of difference! It can make you look like you've lost 5-10 lbs! Hahaha! Just be careful not to pile it on, otherwise, you will look like you have a streak of dirt on your face.

Just make it subtle and blend!

4. Jaw line.

This defines your face more. It can easily disguise double chins

and it really separates your face from your neck. It also adds shape to your whole face.

5. Eye Crease.

The purpose of contouring this part is to create the illusion of depth in the eyes. It adds drama to any makeup, and make your eyes pop out and really 3 dimensional.

6. Inner corners of the eyes.

Make your nose appear narrower and your eyes deeper by adding shadow on this area

the light color in the photo above) is used when there is a certain part or feature you would like to bring out or "highlight" or "bring focus to" when there are certain flaws you would like to take focus off of.

1. The central part of your forehead. This creates an illusion of an oval face because it highlights the central part of your face. You highlight your forehead to bring it out from the rest of your face.

2. Under eye and cheek
triangle Disguise your tired eyes or dark circles with highlight. In this area, you can use a little bit of shimmer (but not glitter). The light reflecting particles reflects light so it gives your dark circles a lighter finish. This also brightens up your entire look. You want to bring out your cheeks, not make them recede.

3. Chin. This will bring out your chin area so that your chin is separated from your jaw line. Plus, this completes the oval-illusion we are trying to achieve.

4. Nose line.
Highlighting the top narrow bridge of your nose will make your whole face appear more oval and a bit longer. Plus, this makes your nose look "matangos" so that it looks more, again, 3 dimensional. You want to make your best features come out. I cannot stress this out more.

5. Brow bone.
This is the area between your crease and your eyebrows. By bringing this out, your eyes will have more depth giving you more space and "drama" to work with. Defining the eyes is important to give you that sophisticated and a put-together look.

6. Collarbone.
Bring out your collarbones so that you appear slimmer! There is no other reason and purpose for this. Haha! When you do do this step, I recommend using a cream highlighter first before you top it with a highlighting powder. If you use powder alone, it will just get erased before you even step out of the house

And finally...BLEND!!!!!!!

This is very important. You don't want any harsh lines.

Heres Some of My Work

**Please remember: this takes lot of practice. Chances are it won't look perfect the first time you try it. Don't get dicouraged, you'll get the hang of it!!**

TIP: highlight is light bronzer is darker*
As Always Ladies thanks for tuning in & STAY TUNED I WILL BE ADDING A TUITORIAL ON THIS VERY SOON =)


Anonymous said...

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII LLLLLLOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEE THIS BLOG TOPIC!! NOT ONLY DID U TELL HOW, you SHOWED WHAT IT SHOULD AND sHoULd NOT look Like!!! And your going to upload a TOTORIAL!! That's three differrent supporting tactics!!! I never could grasp the concept!! But now I feel 10 times more confident about actually pulling it off! One thing though.....The illuminator I was advsing about the other day is by Cover Girl and it's in the form of a lipstick tube!!! Now I don't know how long I've had it or how I got it or if they even make it like this anymore........TRUE T. I'm going to send u a pic to make sure I'm on the same page...but even if it is an illuminator, it doesn't seem like ( because it is in lipstick form) that it will blend properly because it is not smooth and very pastey, so im gonna try the liquid or powder form. I'm also gonna send u a pic of my clown face when I get the time to give illuminating and contouring another go! Practice makes perfect....a supporter of SHESFABB...MODDYANEW.

Tori said...

Great Post!!!