It came, it saw and it conquered. We’re referring to contouring craze because in our eyes, no makeup technique reigns as supreme as it does. Contouring has escalated from a trend into a staple and definitely needs no introduction. This is because every makeup addict worth her bronzer knows about the sculpting technique.
So while it began at the cheeks and the face, beauty aficionados introduced tape contouring and body contouring to the world. Then it targeted different areas for the appearance of fuller breasts and even helped enhance features by extending to the hair via hair contouring. Finally, it has made its way to the unlikeliest of body parts which is the back of your neck.
You heard us right because this makeup trend is aimed at sculpting the back of your neck, an area of our body that we don’t give a second thought to. While the new trend does seem to be a stretch to extend the popular technique even further but it can come in handy when we’re wearing an updo or an exposed neckline. The basic skill set behind highlighting and contouring makeup stays the same however since this is a body part that isn’t visible, you’ll need to perfect your skills using a mirror.
If you are looking to get a slim neck and a swan-like grace, here’s how you can try it. Start with your Lakmé 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher in Ginger Surprise, which is a brown toned shade to contour and follow this up with the Lakmé Absolute Moon-Lit Highlighter. Tie your hair in a bun and position yourself with your back facing a mirror. Hold a second mirror in your hand, which will enable you to see the process easily. On the centre of the back of your neck, draw a thick line of concealer in the position to highlight and then blend it in. On either side of your neck till the highlighted portion, shade the sides with a blusher and thoroughly blend it with a brush so that the makeup has been blended seamlessly. Your graceful, sculpted neck is perfect for your neck formal dinner ‘do paired with a twisted updo and cocktail gown.
Written by Dayle Pereira on Mar 23, 2016