Fundamental Beauty & Contouring Technique
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Fundamental Beauty & Contouring Technique

Danessa Myricks teaches the art of Face Contouring, using the 4 Core Concepts and extensive step-by-step demonstration.
4.5 (88 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
692 students enrolled
Created by Danessa Myricks
Published 10/2012
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course you will be able to sculpt and reshape faces
  • Create flawless, natural finishes on the skin
  • Use tone and texture to enhance features or diminish imperfection
  • You will learn how to choose the perfect foundation tones for your client
  • You will learn how to select and use contouring brushes and how to use powders when contouring
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  • Access to a makeup kit or set of foundations or powders is beneficial

FACE CONTOURING the Non-Surgical Facelift!

Danessa Myricks brings the incredible techniques of Face Contouring and Fundamental Beauty together in this comprehensive course, which includes extensive Step-by-Step Demonstrations on how to contour your face while working with various skin tones and face shapes.

Learn how to use Tone and Texture to create flawless, natural finishes.

Perfect how you strategically use foundations and powder to completely transform the face.

This face contouring course provides information on how to select the right tools and build a solid contouring kit and Danessa makes the principles of contouring and fundamental beauty dynamic and engaging with Quick Tips, Before and After Images and Excerpts from her Power of Contouring Book.

You will learn how to reshape, recreate and enhance any face for any occasion!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for all levels and includes thorough step-by-step instruction
  • A perfect course for makeup artists
  • A fun and useful course for woman looking for a way to freshen their look and create a youthful appearance
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
Introduction to Contouring Course
1 Lecture 02:27
Danessa Myricks introduces the amazing principles of this Contouring Course. Learn Contouring Technique, see Before & After photos and watch step-by-step demonstrations. 
Preview 02:27
3 Lectures 09:25

Personal insights on contouring and technique from instructor Danessa Myricks.

Preview 02:07

This section goes one step deeper into the introductory ideas and strategy used throughout this course.
Preview 02:37

Learn the 4 Core Concepts of the contouring technique. These are the essential principles that you will need in order to create flawless looks and reshape any face for any occasion.

The 4 core concepts are the foundation and guide of the contouring technique.

Preview 04:41
4 Lectures 09:42
Danessa shows which brushes work best with the contouring technique and shares her personal methods for selecting and using tools.

How to use bronzers and illuminators as part of your contouring tool kit.


Creating contrast when contouring using Tone and Texture. In this section Danessa explains how to select foundation shades that will enhance the overall look and that achieves the goal of the application.

Quick Tips on how to use cream and liquid foundations with the contouring technique.

Cream vs Liquid Foundations
STEP-BY-STEP Demonstration #1
7 Lectures 44:15
Learn how to evaluate your client's face shape and determine which areas of the face need to be enhanced or diminished in order to create balance and a flawless final look.
STEP 1: Evaluating the Face

Learn how to prepare your client's skin before applying foundation or powders. Properly prepping the skin will allow for a smooth application and natural looking coverage.
STEP 2: Preparing the Skin

In this section you will learn how to determine the placement of your contouring shades and highlights in order to create the desired face shape.
STEP 3: Shaping the Face

Danessa recaps the information covered in the previous steps 1 through 3.
Steps 1 - 3 Overview

In this section you will learn how to use powders - placement, various tones and use of brushes - to enhance and further shape your contour.
STEP 4: Applying Powders

Review the final results from demonstration #1
Final Results

On to the Next Demo
1 Lecture 17:28
In this demonstration you will see how to create the "perfect" face shape and apply a natural, glowing finish to the skin.
1 Lecture 07:16
In this demonstration you will learn how to create a more editorial style contour and use reflective textures and illuminators to enhance the final look.
Additional Segments
4 Lectures 02:26
Brief wrap up overview of the concepts and techniques used throughout the demonstrations.
Wrap Up

This section is a reminder of the 4 Core Concepts, adapted from Danessa's Contouring DVD.
Recap of the Core Concepts from the Power of Contouring DVD

Excerpt #1 from The Power of Contouring Book by Danessa Myricks
6 pages

Danessa Myricks shares the products used in her personal makeup kit.
What's in Danessa's Personal Makeup Kit
About the Instructor
Danessa Myricks
4.5 Average rating
126 Reviews
890 Students
4 Courses
Makeup Artist, Educator and CEO of IMYB

After years of experience working as a corporate executive in education, marketing, and publishing, Danessa Myricks decided to express her creative side.

Forced to start a new career due to corporate downsizing she decided to take her hobby of experimenting with makeup and turn it into a career. Now, whether it’s for a celebrity photo shoot, a magazine spread or a wedding, she transforms women from simple to sensational.

Danessa Myricks has developed a robust educational arsenal to help others learn how to successfully start a career in makeup artistry. She has authored books and created DVDs, distributing thousands of copies worldwide. Now Danessa brings her hands-on training to the online community through Udemy.

Danessa has a passion for making people beautiful, and an extraordinary love and talent for teaching others to do the same.