Do you often get baffled by foundation sticks and contour sticks, wondering where you need to apply what? Love makeup but don’t know what different products are used for? Relax, you’re not alone. The contouring and highlighting trend has been popular for quite a while now and every beauty babe worth her salt is acing this game. But some of you aren’t really sure exactly when, where and how to use which. Good thing we are here to clear all your confusions regarding the face makeup...

How they are different?

Applying foundation, contour and highlighters are three steps to achieving a flawless makeup look. While foundation creates the base for the makeup, contouring makes the face look chiselled and sharp, and highlighter, well, highlights the highest points of your face. Foundation covers all the imperfections like acne, pigmentation, redness, dark spots etc. giving the face an even tone. A contour stick gives you amazing cheekbones, jawline and hairline, pointed nose by darkening the areas of the face where a shadow would naturally fall. A highlighter, on the other hand, enhances the effect of contouring by highlighting the areas on which light would hit, like the highest points of cheekbones and brow bones, forehead, and nose bridge and the Cupid’s bow.

How are they used?

Foundation
 

Foundation

Moisturise your face well. Take a small amount of Lakme Absolute Skin Natural Mousse Foundation in your shade on the back of your hand. With the help of a brush or sponge, apply the foundation starting at the centre of your face and moving outwards as you continue to blend.  Once the foundation is diffused, you can apply loose powder for a better finish.

Contour stick
 

Contour stick

To master the contouring skill, you need to mark and blend really, really well. Take Lakme Kareena Kapoor Khan Absolute Face Contour Stick and apply it in the hollow part of cheeks, jawline, hairline and sides of the nose and blend well. These are the parts where a shadow falls naturally and you want to recede these parts by contouring them.

Highlighter
 

Highlighter

Highlighter adds glam to your makeup. You can go for a shimmery or a dewy look using a powder or liquid highlighter in any shade of your choice. Apply Lakme Absolute Highlighter Moon-Lit with a brush or tip of your finger to the highest part of your cheekbones, brow bones, Cupid’s bow and the tip of your nose.