Creating mood with colours is something that makeup artists do on a daily basis! Just as painters mix colours to create shades and moods, a makeup artist can use lighter shades for wear during the daylight hours and dark, dramatic colours to create a sexier, sweeping, mysterious look for the evening. Depending on your mood and which colours you use, you can create illusions on the face. Not exactly a magic trick but quite similar. The illusion of drawing out the cheekbones, slimming the nose, or the illusion of enlarging the eyes is the magic of makeup. It’s the same as when painters create the illusion of three-dimensional scenes on flat canvases. The key is Symmetry, which is critical in all forms of art. The presence of it as well as the lack of it.
Faces are created from lines, and various lines can create different looks for faces. Using a variety of colours and blending techniques, makeup artists can create a bold, angular look for a face or a soft, subtle look. Using stark, hard lines to create stopping points is a technique used by artists of all kinds, from painters to those who hold makeup brushes. Try out Your own techniques with our V Kosmetiks Brush set and Contouring palettes.