- Replace natural highlights and shadows that have been erased.
- Shaping the face
- Feature emphasis or de-emphasis
Purpose of Corrective Shaping
- Funeral lighting
- Opaque cosmetics
Natural Highlights and Shadows
An area whose surface is at, or near right angles to the source of light; a bright or whiter part.
An area whose surface does not recieve the full rays or light, or is obscured by another surface, reflecting the minimum amount of light; the shaded or darker part.
Add a slightly lighter than the general complexion coloring.
Apply a color slightly darker than the general complexion coloring.
- May use brown for the deep areas.
Done immediately after application of the complexion cosmetic (if alteration of the colorant is not necessary).
Highlighting or Shadowing
To be avoided between the complexion coloring and the highlight or shadow.
- Tapping with the fingers
- Stippling with a brush
To erase the line of demarcation gradually merge the contrasts by:
- Direct Method
- Indirect Method
- Modified Method
Techniques of Highlight and Shadowing
- A prominence is highlighted
- A depression is shadowed
- A prominence is made to appear brought forward by shadowing the adjacent surface.
- A depression is made to appear deeper by highlighting the adjacent projecting surface.
- It is not justifiable to highlight a depression or shadow a projection.
- Thinning the upper lip and thickening the lower lip
- Narrowing the upper lip and wideing the lower lip.
Illusory Treatments of the Basic Types of Head Forms
With a colorant darker than the com-coloring on parts which are too wide or too long.
Shadowing (Illusory Treatments)
With a lighter colorant of parts which are too narrow or too short.
Highlighting (Illusory Treatments)
Is accomplished by painting within the natural borders.
Thinning (Illusory Treatments)
Is accomplished by painting short of the normal ends of the lips.
Narrowing (Illusory Treatments)
The lower lip is commonly thicker than the upper lip, so a thick upper lip may require balancing.
Thinning the upper lip and thickening the lower lip.
A wide lower lip creates a pleasant expression. By widening the lower lip, the upper lip is narrowed.
Narrowing the upper lip and widening the lower lip.
- Frontal eminences
- Glabella and superciliary arches
- Superciliary arches
- Zygomatic arches
- Zygomatic bones
- Nasal dorsum
- Nasolabial folds
- Central plane of the superior integumentary lip
- Angulus oris eminence
- Inferior mucous membrane
- Mental eminence
- Between the upper and lower forhead eminences
- Root of the nose
- Superior palpebra
- Inferior palpebra
- Oblique palpebral sulcus
- Lateral walls of the nose
- Lateral cheeks
- Nasal sulcus
- Superior mucous membrane
- Algulus oris sulcus
- Central plane of the inferior integumentary lip
- Submandibular area
To lend greater contrast with the central plane of the lower lip without bringing the whole chin forward.
Highlight the upper portion of the chin only
To modify a receding chin.
Highlight the prominence to bring it forward
To de-emphasize a protruding chin.
Shadow the prominence
To reshape a square chin.
Round off the corners with a shadowing complexion colorant.
To reshape a narrow or pointed chin.
Shadow along its lower edge to flatten the pointed area.
To reduce the vertical height of the chin.
Shadow the lower margin.