Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Countouring & Highlighting | Dolled Up Daily Blog

First of all dolls, I won't even make up excuses for not blogging! We all know what it's like to fall out of something just due to busy schedules and other things that just pop up in life.

But I am back now and planning to not only be blogging a lot, but more than ever this year. I spent the first week and then some of the new year trying to relax and catch up on work, but also plan a lot of fun stuff to write and share with you all.

So to kick off the first blog of this new year, I thought I'd write on a more advanced make-up technique, highlighting and contouring. I didn't learn this trick WELL until almost a year ago, and I definitely don't spend time doing it everyday, but when I have a little extra time in the morning or a special event and want to go that extra mile and make my face shape look even better, this is my go to trick.

Highlighting brings focus to your best areas, and makes you look glowing, bright, and wonderful. Contouring makes your face look slimmer and better. If it's done right it can do amazing things, while remaining subtle and natural.

If you do it wrong though, you will just like a fool, so blending is important to remember! ;P

Here's a before & after picture of contouring and highlighting
(ignore the rest of my gnarly hair and nastay lips and brows hahah)


It's not magic or crazy dramatic, but little tricks like here are what will really take you that extra mile

And here's my how to picture

In brown are the areas you CONTOUR using a fan brush and your favorite bronzer (matte) or contouring powder

In light pink are the areas you use your highlighting powder or liquid.


AHH scary I know lol

I won't go into deep explanation, you're using this to do things like slim nose and accentuate face shape, if you have any questions ask below and I will make sure to give you a speedy response. Doing it right will give you a slimmer face, stronger jawline, higher and bettwe cheeckbones, lifted brows, and an overall glow, and no nips or tucks required ;P

Stars have been using this tip for decades, why shouldn't we all have it in our arsenal?! :)

My favorite highlighter: High Beam by Benefit ($26)
My favorite bronzer: Shimmer Brick Compact by Bobbi Brown ($46)
These are the products used in example above.

 Instead of leaving you with these terrifying pictures of my face, here's a sneak at the final look.



Thanks for reading dolls, glad to be back!!
 If you have any requests, feel free to leave them in the comments below!

Also, don't forget to connect with me!

Twitter: @hayleediekema
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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hayleed
and E-mail: dolledupdaily@gmail.com

xoxo,

Haylee

95 comments:

  1. great tip! i have to start doing this when applying my make up! thanks for sharing by the way you look very gorgeous

    http://delightfulideas.com/

    xo lala

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  2. Great!! Looks very natural and fine :)xx

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  3. Happy new year, Haylee! You look absolutely gorgeous with your amazing curly hair and amazing face. Amazing!

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  4. Great post & tips! Your hair is seriously gorgeous...what I would give for all of that!

    Shannon
    bigdreamsandexpensivetaste.blogspot.com

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  5. This was a great help, I love the before and after picture and the final loooks... WOOAH GIRL! You look like a Hollywood star! :)

    Im following you now :)
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  6. This is such a great idea to explain and illustrate to people how to contour! You look gorgeous!

    Hope you have a very happy new year sweetie!

    Amelia @ Ducklingtoswan.com! :) xxx

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  7. I am completely clueless when it comes to contouring and highlighting.. I found this to be extremely helpful.
    The final look is amazing. You look gorgeous!

    I just came across your blog and I absolutely loved it!
    Can't wait to read more.
    Xo
    Elsa
    your newest follower
    Mix and Match the F word

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  8. This is something I have promised myself I will master this year so thank you very muchly for this. I think am going to do a post on this (my attempt at it anyway) when I get to grips with it or show my failed attempts lol.

    Looking forward to hearing more on your adventures this year, I am now following you :)

    Janine xx
    BakeGlueandTrend

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  9. Love your blog!
    Following you dear and would love if you check mine and follow back if you like :)
    In a Blonde's Wardrobe

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  10. Love your blog!
    Following you dear and would love if you check mine and follow back if you like :)
    In a Blonde's Wardrobe

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  11. beautiful ! love your hair ∆

    tanilias.blogspot.com

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  12. Your so pretty! Great technique too.

    -Lucy xx
    http://make-up-mogul.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. What great tips!! I love your hair as well! :)

    Leah

    http://www.lovelife212.blogspot.com/

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  14. Great tips!! Love you hair also! :)

    Leah

    http://www.lovelife212.blogspot.com/

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  15. Love the final looK! U look great :)
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  16. this is fantastic! You look beautiful :) following x

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  17. Very cool! Definitely need to try this!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  18. I love your hair!
    You look beautiful c:
    thanks for the contouring
    tips!

    xx

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  19. You're so pretty!
    Great post, I've followed you! :-)

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    Xx

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  20. Wow... nice!!! going to "attempt" to try this.. great inspiration :)

    becks
    http://fabulous-junk.blogspot.com

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  21. Great post and gorgeous makeup!


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  22. WOW, absolutely gorgeous. You did an absolutely great job!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  23. Gosh, i agree, just a little bit of make up make a world of a difference. You look gorgeous, darling!
    yuliconversations.blogspot.com

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  24. Hi Haylee! Nice to see you back too ;o)... Great post, I make it similar. You look fabulous, like doll - with make-up. Have a great week end and see you soon. Xoxo V.V.

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  25. wow, you look stunning! teach me how to get this look :P

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  26. Really interesting post and i'm definitely going to try this technique tomorrow!
    Just followed you for the comment you sent on my Gossip, thanks.

    http://sarahamyruth.blogspot.co.uk/
    Much love x

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  27. Simply loved this, the highlighting technique really makes a difference!
    kisses
    http://therandommarmalade.wordpress.com

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  28. Beautiful, girl! You are a glowing goddess

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  29. I don't know if it's just the photos, but to be honest I can't really tell the difference. Your hair, though - how do you do your hair?! It's amazing!

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  30. Very interesting and different! You are gorgeous.

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.wordpress.com

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  31. You look gorgeous! And I loved the post, really want to get my hands on a good highlighter so its great to see how to apply it properly, your skin looks amazing :)

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  32. This is seriously awesome! I am not a beauty expert so this post totallyyyy helps! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. We should follow each other and stay in touch :)

    Marisa
    http://brokewithdesignertaste.blogspot.com/

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  33. Wow you look absolutely stunning!!! Seriously beautiful! Thank you for your comment my blog, I've followed yours on GFC
    Gem x | MissMakeupMagpie.com

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  34. You loook absolutely stunning!!! Anyway, I'm a new follower, I would appreciate it if you follow back :) thanks in advance!!!

    BLOG: The Sassy Theory

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  35. It looks really good. I use the same technique, except the part between the upperlip and nose I don't highlight, but I will try as I've seen yours. What do you think about the benefit highlighter? I love their mascara, but highlighter I've never used. Tschüss, Valery

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    1. I love the highlight, but I haven't used mascara besides bad gal lash, which I'm not a huge fan of. High beam is a must have in my bag though!!

      xo

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  36. Wow! Thank you for such an easy tutorial!
    I studied bridal, day and night make-up but I only ever follow the rules on my clients.. with myself I just slap on a face but reading your blog has really made me want to try out my products on myself again and go that extra mile!
    Thank you!

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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  37. you look gorgeous! thank you for stopping by on my blog! im a new follower :)

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  38. What a great post - im a new follower!!

    I have an international giveaway on my blog, hope you will enter..
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  39. looks good! i love your hair :) would you like to follow each other?

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  40. This is a great tutorial, I always wondered how to contour! Thanks! :)

    Jo xx
    paintedglitter.blogspot.co.uk

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  41. Your hair is amazing! you look realy great I like your blog :) follow you :) hope you can visit my blog too :)

    www.seesimona.blogspot.com

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  42. aah looking stunning!
    xo



    christian



    My Dutch Fashion Style



    www.mydutchfashionstyle.com

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  43. wow! It makes such a huge difference! You look completely different! Thank you for sharing!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr/

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  44. beautiful post!!!!
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  45. Hey thanks for checking out my blog. This is really helpful and I will definitely give it a go :)
    I'm glad your back to blogging, just looked through your blog and it looks really good so I'll be following.

    nailthelook.blogspot.com

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  46. awesome! You look beautiful
    xoxo
    http://idontjustexistilive.blogspot.be/

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  47. Such a useful post :) thanks!
    Great blog, I'm your newest follower :)
    x

    www.thefashionseason.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. you look wonderful

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  49. Great tips, love how you've done it! :) x

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  50. Wow , the result is stunning!

    Thanks for your comment love,

    much love from Amsterdam

    http://juicyconfashions.blogspot.com

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  51. Following you back!

    You look stunning, great tips
    xxxx

    Sanna
    www.lookamillion.blogspot.com
    www.facebook.com/lookamillion

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  52. It really is amazing how much contouring and highlighting can completely transform the face. Great pics to demonstrate!

    www.SamuelJamesMorris.com

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  53. You are so pretty!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  54. Thanks for the tip. You look gorgeous! xx

    - Victoria
    www.VICKITAS.com

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  55. que buen post¡¡¡ te ha quedado maravilloso el make up¡¡¡
    http://dolcevirginia.blogspot.com.es

    baci

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  56. gorgeous. you are so pretty.
    with and without make up- wonderful post.
    lovely greets
    maren anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  57. Loving this! You are gorgeous girl! Can't wait to try this technique out!! :)
    xo TJ

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  58. Looks great and didn't no you do some parts differently to others. I dont wear make-up but would like to and im not great at make-up i think in one of my pics on my blog i got make up on ! x

    sparkley-pink.blogspot.co.uk/

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  59. Final look is gorgeous! And I love your diagrams ;)

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog too :)

    Sam Muses xx
    Boohoo Giveaway

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  60. You look great!

    Fellow beauty addicts, follow www.moabj.blogspot.com

    :)

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  61. thank for your coment n visit on my blog:D

    great posstt!!!

    follow each other??
    i follow you noww!!!
    hace a nice weekend :)

    kissss

    www.maisonclhoe.blogspot.com.es

    Clhoé

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  62. Thanks for the tips, I'm always so scared of trying to contour since I'm so pale. I might try get a good bronzer and give it a go someday soon :)
    Following you!

    http://annettibus.blogspot.ie/

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  63. You're so beautiful :)

    www.kimkimipie.blogspot.co.uk

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  64. This is a great post! Completely agree with ya -- highlighting and contouring make a huuuuge difference!
    <3, Mel
    beautytribune.com

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  65. This post was very interesting, indeed, little tricks can make such a big difference! Please feel free to come by to my blog and if you like it we could follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin, just let me know :)

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  66. You're beautiful dear! Nice tutorial! ^◡^

    Fashionmoto

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  67. Love your blog! Followed :) x
    handpickedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  68. Heey, your posts engage me very well :)
    Would you like to follow each other?

    xx BBella
    justyled.blogspot.com

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  69. What a clever and informative post, as I am quite dangerously pale I do the mapping out thing with white foundation and then blend my normal foundation of the top. It looks pretty scary until it's all blended out.

    themaibug.blogspot.com

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  70. Looks great! Nice tutorial too :)

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  71. Thanks for this :) I've always had problems with contouring.
    And that final picture is gorgeous!

    eyelashwishes-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  72. You are so pretty! I fallow you :)
    http://taanjicabb.blogspot.com/

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  73. Wow great look! x, Kat

    www.loveandace.com

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  74. great post, I really want to try contouring, but I think it's looks to harsh on my skin, or I am just not doing it right, since I'm really bad at the whole "beauty thing";)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  75. Great tips! really interesting post!

    Kisses, Lucy :)
    stylewithoutlimits.blogspot.cz

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  76. Very helpful!!!

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  77. Great tip!

    http://morethanafashionn.blogspot.com/

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  78. Love this post dear! <33

    XO,
    http://rosychicc.blogspot.com/

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  79. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on facebook or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you
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    https://www.facebook.com/Fashionbyelena

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  80. Great blog and very nice tutorial, will follow you!
    Want to follow me back?

    sarandasuzannaadriana.blogspot.nl

    xoxo

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  81. This is AMAZING! I need to try this - I am rather rubbish with makeup, don't wear much apart from eyeliner and lipstick! x

    http://girlinthelens.com/

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  82. Got it spot on :) I'm a make up artist and I think highlighting and contouring is important to bring out everyone's amazing features :) xx

    Check out my blog guys, I have my work and a lot of reviews
    http://dollymixblog.blogspot.com

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  83. Contouring and Highlighting is the most amazing routine! I adore it! I love this post xx

    Http://CandyxCosmetics.blogspot.com

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  84. You hair looks gorgeous girl! Do you wear extensions or is this natural?
    I wish I had thick hair too

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