Making the most of your bone structure with makeup
Our bone structure is one of our most unique features. No two faces are exactly alike, but it is the structure of the bones that truly defines them. Our bone structure can be one of our most attractive features. Even if we have a lovely full face or chubby cheeks, we still have bone structure that can be enhanced. With family life and work commitments, it can be easy to feel pushed for time. Carefully applying makeup and trying out new looks can be one of the last things on our mind. It’s likely that we just slap on a little or complete a five minute routine that we’ve done for years and run out the door! But we’re not making the most of ourselves. A makeup routine that makes the most of our bone structure doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. But it can increase our confidence and show off our natural beauty. Try incorporating a few of these simple and easy tips into your makeup routine.
Learn To Contour
Contouring has become more famous in recent years thanks to the Kardashians and other celebrities. But it doesn’t have to be as severe or comical as we’re used to seeing on Instagram! The dark stripes and white patches may be suitable for stage or camera work, but they lose a little something in translation for everyday life! Subtle contouring simply means adding a bit of a sculpting effect to places such as our cheekbones, temples and jawlines. Many people also like to contour their noses for extra definition, but this isn’t necessary for every day. There are many ways to use a contouring kit and similar products. But the simplest is to suck in your cheeks and softly apply a shadowy shade to the hollows of your cheeks. Blended well, this gives the illusion of a more sculpted face and lifts the cheeks for a youthful look.
Add A Highlight
Highlighting the high points of the face can be one of the fastest and easiest ways to enhance our bone structure. A subtle, shimmery shade applied to the tops of the cheekbones or bridge of the nose will catch the light. Our makeup will look fresh and eye-catching, and our bone structure will “pop”. If we feel like our eyes are a little deep set or tired looking, we can slick a shimmery neutral shade across the lids and come alive! Cheek highlights come in shades to suit every skin tone. If you have a deep skin tone, coral or deeper pink highlights can be stunning. For fairer or medium skin tones, choose a warm metallic shade that will really turn heads.
Perfect Your Skincare
Skincare may seem a strange suggestion when we’re discussing bone structure. But it can actually have a huge effect. If we know our own skin type and whether it is dry, oily, blemish-prone or sensitive we can select suitable products. We can minimise any irritation or swelling and improve the circulation and tone. This helps the skin to lie best against the bones of the face. Our bone structure becomes more visible as a result. Draining toxins and improving circulation to the face is a great way to reduce any swelling or puffiness. We’ve all experienced it after those late nights or early mornings!
Peace & love.