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.
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.
Special Dark HiLite
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.
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.
- 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).
- With a DMKC Corrector Brush, apply the HiLite to the area you want to accent (or accent and neutralise).
- Take the DMKC Sponge and lightly stipple over the area paying particular attention to the edges where the highlight and Foundation meet.
- You are now ready to apply DMK HD Loose Powder.