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The Contouring Craze

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If you are familiar with Kim Kardashian, it is more likely that you are aware of the makeup concept called contouring.  Be warned, that a Google search of the word will generate a plethora of sometimes terrifying images—no, these women are not part of a tribe, their faces are not riddled with war paint markings.  Contouring is a practice that consists of using various materials to highlight and shape specific aspects of the face to achieve a conventional beauty sought by runway models and celebrities.  The average American women has begun to employ these tactics in her daily make up routine, spreading the phenomenon far and wide.

What You’ll Need:
1. Brightening Primer–MakeupForever HD Yellow Primer
2. Highlighting Concealer–Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Neutralizer
3. Foundation several shades darker than your skin–
Maybelline Fitme Foundation in 350
4. Foundation--MakeupForever Hd Foundation in 125
5. Setting Powder–Ben Nye Banana Powder
6. Bronzer–TheBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer
7. Highlighter–TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer Highlighter

Highlight:
Forehead
Bridge of nose
Under Eyes
Sides of the mouth
Chin

Contour:
Sides of forehead
Temples
Sides of nose
Hollows of cheeks
Jawline

Brushes
Real Techniques Foundation brush
Sonia Kashuk Highlighting brush
Crown Small Duo Fibre brush

 

 

 
For a step by step demonstration click here

 

Taylor earned Bachelor of Arts from Wagner College in Spanish and Anthropology. Follow her Instagram @taylorstabler

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