Make-Up Tips: 5 Ways To Achieve Kim-K Inspired Contouring

Contouring your face helps define your features, creating the appearance of higher cheekbones and a slimmer nose and chin. It’s a technique that was popularized by celebrity makeup artists, but with the right products and equipment it’s easy to do on your own. Once you’ve applied your contouring make-up, remember to blend well for a flawless, natural look.

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Don’t paint on stripes on your faceusing concealers etc. Instead of painting on the stripes heavily, build them as you go along. Blending the contour towards the highlight will create a natural and flawless gradient effect that gives the most natural looking contour and highlight.


  1. You can apply your contour shade directly under your chin to reduce the look of a chubby neck. Start at your chin and blend backwards towards your neck. This can help get rid of a thick jawline and help it look sharper.


  1. Apply your makeup according to the lighting you’ll be in. If you are going to be on the red carpet use a lot of sweat-proof makeup products; if you are going to be on the beach, apply your makeup in natural light. This makes sure you have the best makeup result every time.


  1. To get rid of any harsh lines around your hair line, be sure to blend your contour into your hair line. This gives you a seamless demarcation where your hairline and face don’t look like to different skin shades.


  1. If you have oily skin be sure to set your foundation, concealers etc with powder products and not cream-based products. However, if you have combination skin or dry skin, a cream product is better to help create a sculpted face.