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Learn How to Get a Natural Looking Contour & Highlight with Dodos Uvieghara of D’Artiste by Dodos

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Hey beautiful people!

We must admit, sometimes the art of contouring and highlighting can be taken overboard. People can change their facial structure so much that they start to look nothing like themselves. Here’s a simple way to avoid all that.

Today we get to learn how to get a natural looking contour & highlight from Nigerian makeup artist Dodos Uvieghara of DÁrtiste by Dodos. She has got a clientele that includes names like Efya, Rukky Sanda, Bubu Ogisi and more.

So sit back, grab a notepad and learn how to highlight & contour to give you a natural finish that leaves you feeling beautifully you.

Enjoy

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Products Used
Mary Kay Foundation 607 & 507
Mac SPF 15 Foundation 9.5
Mac Pro Conceal and Corrector Palette/Medium deep
Ben Nye Banana Powder
Mac Mineralize Skin Finish (Dark)
Mac Currant Lip Liner
LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Babydoll
Sigma Kabuki Brush
Real Technique Flat Concealer Brush
Real Technique Blending Brush

Step 1
My face had already been primed using the MUD face primer, I also did my eyebrows and eye shadow.

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Step 2
I applied Mary Kay foundation using the flat Sigma kabuki brush.

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Step 3
I used a flat concealer brush to highlight using a concealer that is two shades lighter than my usual colour (depending on the look you are trying to achieve). I then applied the concealer under my eyes to the highest part of my cheekbones to define my cheeks, in between my eyebrows, and the bridge of my nose and chin.

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Step 4
I used the blending brush to contour using a darker concealer (in my case I used a darker foundation – Mac 9.5) directly under my cheek bones, the sides of my nose bridge and one inch above my temple to add more depth to my face.

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Step 5
I blended the areas that were highlighted and contoured using a flat kabuki brush.

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Step 6
I set the highlighted areas (under eyes, highest point of cheekbones, nose bridge and in between my brows) with Ben Nye Banana Powder using a beauty blender/wedge. Blend, blend, blend.

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Step 7
I used a dark brown blush to emphasize areas I contoured earlier (under cheekbones, sides of my nose bridge). You can use the dark brown shade in any contour palette. Blend away!

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Step 8
I applied pressed powder all over my face while carefully blending it in.

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Step 9
I applied blush to the apples of my cheeks. The blush I used is highly pigmented and creates a bronzy effect so I just substituted it for a highlighter. If yours isn’t as pigmented, you can add highlighter as well.

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Step 10
I applied lip-liner and lip stain.

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Here’s the final look!

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A huge thank you to Dodos for sharing her makeup expertise with us.

If you have special tricks that you would like to share, help a ‘sista’ out and comment below!

For more information on Dodos Uvieghara, Make-up Artist (D’Artiste by Dodos) you can call +2348139340801 | Send an e-mail to [email protected] | Visit her website: www.iamdodos.com | Follow her on Instagram: @iamdodos

Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of BellaNaija.com. Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at)bellanaija.com or style(at)bellanaija.com | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle

19 Comments

  1. Uju Lilian Ikegbune

    October 24, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    wow! tanx for this tips. am so trying this tips for an event I have coming up

  2. chimoh

    October 24, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    my dear you are good at what you do jareee. please what weave are you wearing that’s the one that concerns me because i no get time for plenty makeup.

  3. jummai

    October 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Over Powdered face is all I see.

    • Susan

      October 24, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      I know.
      In as much as I love the results, I can’t see myself putting this much powder, foundation, concealer, etc on my face. After foundation and powder (once in a blue moon), I’m good to go. Plus my skin is too sensitive for too much on my face.
      Regardless, Good work. She doesn’t even need that much makeup, she’s pretty.

  4. me

    October 24, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Is it weird that I think she should have stopped at Step 3? That was the best pic to me..

  5. Fre

    October 24, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Thank you

  6. mega

    October 24, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    You’re already beautiful, you only need light make-.up
    Try all that steps with Geny !!!

  7. c-me

    October 24, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Hi,

    So I am very dark ( i use MAC Studio Fix Foundation in NW 55). Can u suggest what I can use for contouring ?

    Thanks

    • Ceela

      October 25, 2014 at 6:59 am

      You don’t need contouring.

    • Miss P

      October 25, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      Check out Chanel Boateng, she has loads of tips for darker skin tones
      chanelboateng.co.uk/2014/10/contour-your-nose-like-pro-for-chubbier.html

    • Sandra Ekukole

      December 6, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      You can use Zaron’s darkest contour kit.

  8. Tobi

    October 24, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Go dodos

  9. Pinkfunky

    October 24, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Thou shalt NOT use Instagram, Pinterest or YouTube as reference for how to contour YOUR face.

  10. Ladunni

    October 24, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Beautiful

  11. Tamuno

    October 25, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Nice..

  12. Mohammad

    October 25, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Thank you Bella Naija for exposing all the step by step voodoo rituals these mammy water pipu been dey use to achieve all of this. There is power-mighty-in the blood! Abeg shay na dis same method Denola Grey dey use?
    #fixitjesus #noshade

    • madam

      October 28, 2014 at 10:06 am

      chill

  13. monique

    November 7, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Please can someone do a segment on this but with more affordable products like l’oreal, maybelline, black radiance or cover girl! Not everyone has the money to buy everything mac

  14. viva

    December 11, 2014 at 11:58 am

    gud one

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