Contour Craze

One of the latest trends in make-up that we have recognized is contouring, most notably on celebrities such as Kim Kardashian.  Contouring is a technique using different shades of make-up to enhance your features and to help shape your face, especially those with a round face shape.  Although this trend does take some practice, there are only a few make-up necessities for the look and with some practice you could be looking like a celebrity!
         All you need to create your flawless face is bronzer, blush, highlighter and a brush.  Our favorite products to use to contour are Nars bronzer in Laguna as well as Nars blush in Orgasm, and Benefit’s Watt’s Up highlighter.  In order to achieve the best results it is essential to use a good brush, we love MAC’s 168 Large Angled Contour Brush. 
            Since the technique of contouring uses darker shades of make-up, bronzer is the best because it tends to be a few shades darker than your skin tone.  Apply bronzer in the following places: diagonally under your cheekbones or parallel to your jaw line, on both sides of your nose from the bridge down to the outside of your nostrils, and along your jaw line and beneath the chin.  Tip: make sure to blend well on the sides of your nose in order to make your nose look elongated and thinner.
            Once you are done applying your bronzer, the next step is blush.  Apply blush above the bronzer you put on your cheeks.  Doing this will make the apples of your cheeks pop. 
            To complete your look you will apply your highlighter in a few areas.  In order to make your lips look more pronounced, place a small amount of highlighter at the top and bottom part of your lips, not along the entire lip, just a small portion.  If you have a bump on your nose that you are always trying to disguise, applying highlighter on your nose should do the trick.  Also apply highlighter on your brow bones and put one last finish on your cheeks by placing highlighter above your blush.  Voila!  Your look should be complete and you should look like you are ready to hit an awards show!