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The game of light and shadow – optical illusions in makeup

To correct certain facial defects, we must resort to optical illusions. We would all like to shorten our noses, or thin our faces, and we can do that by resorting to a few tricks. Surface

To correct certain facial defects, we must resort to optical illusions. We would all like to shorten our noses, or thin our faces, and we can do that by resorting to a few tricks.

  • Surface illusion – a bright surface looks bigger than a dark one.
  • The illusion of relief – a light color seems to stand out, while a dark color will look clogged, like a hole.
  • The illusion of volume – a light color seems more voluminous and more prominent, and a dark color seems smaller, less prominent.

These are the first laws of makeup, which allow us to juggle shadow and light:

  • a dark eyeshadow blurs what it covers, and a light-colored eyeshadow highlights.

The illusion of length: A horizontal line seems a little longer than an oblique one, and much longer than a vertical one. This is how the second law of makeup appears: any horizontal line widens. So for thinning we correct these lines.

The illusion of expression:

  • the ascending lines give the impression of joy, of youth;
  • the horizontal lines give the impression of calm; rest;
  • the descending lines are sad, they grow old.

So any upward line rejuvenates, and it can be achieved at the eyebrows, eyelashes, blush, corners of the mouth. But be careful! We can easily correct an expression, making descending lines horizontal lines, and horizontal lines ascending lines. However, if we force the note, the artifice will be noticed and we will not obtain the desired effect.


How are we, how do we put on make-up?

The foundations of modern make-up were laid by the great French make-up artist Fernand Aubry, the creator of that study called visagisme. He started from the idea that every woman carries in her beauty possibilities. Fernand Aubry said that the purpose of the make-up artist is to discover the individuality of each woman. For the make-up artist, make-up does not mean putting on a few colors according to certain rules, because a very well-made make-up, according to all the rules of art, can be dull, if it does not match the type of woman who approaches it. For example, if we have our eyes set horizontally and according to the laws of makeup we should give them an ascending line, we must remember that the horizontal line gives the impression of calm and balance, and if this is our type, then correction becomes unnecessary. A young, sporty girl, with an optimistic character, with all the lines of the ascending face, does not make sense to calm them, to balance them, because this is her type.

The purpose of makeup is to highlight the woman’s personality, to highlight a style. A make-up designed in this way has unimaginable effects on a woman’s physique, but also on her psyche. The woman suddenly acquires self-confidence, femininity bursts in, from a certain person, she becomes a particular person.

But for this, every woman needs to know herself, to look for herself and to find herself.

In the next article, I will give you some knowledge of morphology and typology, which I hope will ease your effort of self-knowledge.

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