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Contouring 101

Contouring 101

Hey beauty addicts! We’re here this week giving tips & a tutorial about a make-up trend that has swarmed the industry. Whether you are a contouring beginner or know it all and want to up your illusion and angle game, we have the steps for every level make-up artist!

Contouring is best defined by Beau Nelson, Kristen Stewart's longtime makeup artist. "Contouring is giving shape to an area of the face and enhancing the facial structure through makeup," says Beau. "It's not supposed to be noticeable— just a subtle definition."

We are stoked to have special guest Suzie B., fitness guru & contour lover, to take you through the steps. Definitely try this at home— we are!

Step 1: Gather supplies for contouring. We used the Ultimate HD Cream Contouring Palette by Celavi, truely yours Liquid Foundation Brush, and the Light Pink Contoured Blending Sponge.

Step 2: Apply foundation, concealer and powder to your face before starting your process.

Step 3: The first step to getting that chic contoured look is using a liquid foundation or sculpting brush and a darker color bronzer than your natural skin tone on your face.

Step 4: To start the contour, start by the hairline. This is where most of the make-up product will gather, and it will be easier to blend out on to the rest of your beautiful palate! Aim for the contour to be on the hollows of your cheeks, and blend inwards from the hairline.

Step 5: Using the blending sponge, blend the contour upwards and make sure it does not pass the center of your eye! Avoid blending down or past the center of your eye. This can result in a cakey or wrinkled looking finish.

Step 6: You can also add some contouring to the jawline, temples, and chin. How much contour added is dependent on the facial structure you want to achieve.

Step 7: After the contouring is complete, it’s time to move onto highlighting to embellish the high points of the face. Key places to apply highlighter includes the tip of the nose, above the cheekbones and around the eye.

Protip: Try applying highlighter to the top of the lips for a truly Kardashian look.

And voilà! The #freedom2be a make-up expert is in your hands! You now have look that’s perfect for day to day, but can also easily be taken to the next level for date night.

It’s important to remember with contouring, and make-up in general, that less is more, and to let your true beauty carry the day.

Check back next week for Suzie B’s favorite at home workouts for winter!

Contouring 101

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