Cake it up

Strobing with HHS makeup fanatics


Photo by Karla Agudelo

Subani Sijapati holds luminescent powders for baking/cooking method.

By Karla Agudelo

When asked about their opinions on makeup and the methods they use, seniors Subani Sijapati and Alexis Farias expressed seeing makeup as an art form and form of expression. Sijapati explained her knowledge on contouring, strobing, bronzing and cooking.

Just like there are different forms of art, there are different forms of makeup. Everyday, facial structures are constructed through methods called contouring, strobing and cooking.

“People confuse contouring and bronzing,” Sijapati said. Sijapati said bronzing is a form of adding color and a glow, whereas contouring is a method used to bring dimension and shadow to form a specific facial structure.

According to Popsugar, an online media network, strobing involves highlighting the pinpoints of one’s face such as beneath one’s cheekbones, bridge of one’s nose, along the hairline and underneath the jawline.

“Strobing is about highlighting the key points of your face,” Sijapati said, “like your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose… cupid’s bow and brow bones.”

Cosmopolitan, a beauty magazine, describes cooking as adding an excessive amount of powder for about five to ten minutes, then blending out in order to achieve a flawless, luminant face.

“I think makeup is a fun way to express yourself…and some people think others overdo it, but I think that if you feel comfortable in the makeup that you are doing,” Farias said. “It’s an art… it’s a good way to express yourself [and] I think that it is a good thing to do.” Let makeup speak for itself.

So embrace the face whether it is a full face of powder and eyeshadows or just mascara. Never let anyone tell you the way your face should be expressed or formed. At the end of the day everybody has their own beautiful face to flaunt. Take some tips if seems necessary but let it be you and show off some mad skills!

Whether it be a face full of powder or mascara on the lashes it is up to every person.

As American rapper and record producer Kanye West tweeted, “You’re gonna love me or you’re gonna hate me, but I’ma be me.” Whether you chooses to cake it up or go for a natural look, let it be you.