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Shape your look — Your personal contouring guide
International Creative Color Director Andrea Bennett:
It is large and full. The contour is extremely soft and almost a little blurred.
Bright light accents are placed on the top of the head, but the roots are kept a bit darker. The side hair is also coloured in a somewhat darker shade. The lightness at the top of the head and colour depth at the sides make the face look narrower and more contoured.
Make-up: Apply to the highest point of the cheekbones and stroke the blusher outwards in the direction of the earlobes.
It has a long shape, the cheekbones are less distinct and the side contours look flat.
To visually shorten the long shape, bright highlights of varying intensities to match the base colour are added around the face. This increases its area and width.
Make-up: The blusher is applied from the highest point of the cheekbones like a triangle in the middle of the face and pulled downwards. A hint of powder on the hairline and along the chin line also helps to visually shorten the face.
Typical features include a relatively broad forehead, sculpted cheekbones and a shape that gets narrower towards the bottom.
To make the proportions look more balanced, the top of the head is coloured in a darker shade and the hair lengths are lightened from the height of the ears – this makes the bottom half of the face look fuller. Additionally placed light accents around the fringe area soften the overly dominant forehead.
Make-up: Here you can easily work with two different shades of powder: shade the side forehead with the darker shade and lighten the outer cheeks. Blend the transitions well with the powder brush. Ideal: Contouring Powder by La Biosthétique.
It is striking and almost rectangular. Cheekbones and jawline look much wider than the forehead.
To distract from the severe shape and make it look softer, the coloration aims to provide a dynamic colour progression with individual bright highlights distributed over the whole head. In addition, flattering light effects are placed directly around the face contour.
Make-up: strong accents distract the focus from the rather angular shape. For example, a bright eye make-up with dark mascara, eye pencil and eyeliner. A brightly emphasised mouth has the same effect.