Highlighting And Contouring
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Old-school contouring — the technique of using shading to enhance and define facial features — used to mean layers upon layers (upon layers ) of dark, dramatic makeup, harsh angles, and pretty much everything worn by the cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show . Erase those images from your mind (if you can). The 21st-century version is all about enhancing cheekbones, shaping your face, and tricking the eye in a believable way. Simply put: "It's no longer about carving a line into your cheek," says makeup artist Ashleigh Ciucci .