Application of HiLite

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It defines our cheek bones and sculpts our face. We have an advantage at this time to not only place dimension back into the face, but to alter that dimension so we can enhance, or even correct dimension that a face may lack or need augmented for balance or enhancement.

This is accomplished by adding highlighting colours and contour colours to the face.

Size

There are four HiLite colours available in two different sizes. Individual sizes come in a flip top, mirrored compact with a net weight of 18 oz./5 gm. All Correctors are also available in a refill size for the palettes at .11oz./3 gm. HiLites have a variety of uses, therefore there is no set amount of applications per product.

DMKC provides the following colours for highlighting and contouring.

Yellow HiLite
This basic all purpose highlight works well with all skin tones and can be used to lighten up base Foundations without altering tonal values and hues. It can also be used to lighten a Foundation as well as reduce some violet-blue tones under the eyes (because of the yellowish values in the make-up).

Orange HiLite
This is a basic highlight which has been used for years in Hollywood. Using a little colour and combining it with orange undertones will not only accentuate areas, but will eliminate blueness under the eyes. This is a standard colour for highlighting. It can also be used to reduce blueness under the eye while highlighting. Use this colour to lighten up coral to coral-pink Foundation colours.

Pink HiLite
This basic HiLite is used to eliminate browns that are under the eyes while still highlighting. This is also a great highlight to use for all fair Caucasian skin tones. It works very well with all Foundations for Caucasian skin that have a pink to coral undertone.

Special Dark HiLite
A neutral brown highlight used on darker skin tones. Excellent for dark Caucasian skin tones as well. This is a truly remarkable highlight especially formulated to use on dark skin. A rich brown colour, with a slight warmth value, is great for darker skin tones. It is recommended when using as a highlight with dark skin tone that the highlight be mixed with the Foundation before application.

Historically, the commercial market has always called products used under the eyes, concealers. Since DMK Cosmetic Foundations cover so well we do not use concealers, purely because the Foundations do exactly what they are supposed to do – cover. Highlighting and contouring are not meant to conceal, they are meant to enhance. A concealer is nothing more than a product of admittance from companies whose Foundations don’t do what they are supposed to do.

Using the DMKC Large Corrector Brush, apply a small amount in this area on both eyes and blend with the Brush. Clean the Brush with DMKC Brush Cleaner.

Under the Eye in the bottom part of the orbital fossa from the eyelid to the bottom of the upper portion of the cheekbone extending toward the temple.Under the Eye in the bottom part of the orbital fossa from the eyelid to the bottom of the upper portion of the cheekbone extending toward the temple. Upper corner of the mouth will create the illusion that the mouth is turned up rather than turning down.Upper corner of the mouth will create the illusion that the mouth is turned up rather than turning down. Nasal Labial Folds in the bottom part of the orbital fossa from the eyelid to the bottom of the upper portion of the cheekbone extending toward the temple.Nasal Labial Folds in the bottom part of the orbital fossa from the eyelid to the bottom of the upper portion of the cheekbone extending toward the temple. Temple and forehead can be highlighted to shape the face to a more oval shape or bring out the brow bone.Temple and forehead can be highlighted to shape the face to a more oval shape or bring out the brow bone.

Tech Tip: After blending the HiLite with the corrector Brush, go back and stipple over the area lightly with the Foundation Sponge, paying particular attention to the edges of the HiLite where it meets the Foundation colour. This will further mix the Foundation and corrector colour together and leave a variable tone between colours not detectable to the eye.

Steps to highlighting the face

Highlight are used to enhance or bring out specific areas of the face by allowing more light to reflect. For instance, for someone who had a very flat nose (on the bridge) highlight would be applied down the centre of the nose making the nose appear less broad. Be careful: highlighting a brow bone on someone with a very prominent brow bone would totally unbalance the face and look unsatisfactory.

  1. Take a small amount of the correct HiLite and place on the palette in close proximity to the Foundation (in some instances you might want to blend the highlight and the Foundation colour together to create a custom highlight for the client).
  2. With a DMKC Corrector Brush, apply the HiLite to the area you want to accent (or accent and neutralise).
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  3. Take the DMKC Sponge and lightly stipple over the area paying particular attention to the edges where the highlight and Foundation meet.
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  4. You are now ready to apply DMK HD Loose Powder.
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