Kim Kardashian West is (in)famous for a ton of things – her crazy reality show, questionable magazine covers, over-the-top wedding… the list just goes on! However, there is one thing she is truly a master at – contouring! Contouring is the art of highlighting and shading the face, to create dimensions. Unfortunately, not all of us have the time, patience, or bevy of make-up artists to help us fake a chiselled look like Kim K! Lucky for you though, we’ve found a simple way to make those cheekbones pop!
Sweep the bronzer in the shape of ‘3’ on your right side, and a backward ‘3’ on your left side i.e. on your temples, the hollows of your cheekbones, and down to your jawline. This will make your face look slimmer and more defined. To contour your nose, blend two lines of the bronzer down the bridge of your nose.
Highlighting brings back the light to your face, and makes it look brighter and more radiant. Lightly coat your fingers with a pearly highlighter (glitter is an absolute no-no), and tap the product on to your cheekbones, brow bones, centre of your chin and on the bridge of your nose.
The key to a natural look, is blending! Soften the edges of all lines, and blend till they disappear seamlessly into skin. If you are using powder formulas, opt for a large, fluffy brush. For cream or liquid formulas, go with a sponge.
Finish off your look with a healthy flush! Choose soft pink or peach blush, and apply to the apples of your cheeks. A pop of colour will keep your look from looking flat and lifeless!
Remember, all the products must be of the same formula – either all powders, all creams or all liquids. Layering one texture over the other, can cause the make-up to cake. Now, off you go! It’s time to show off that gorgeous bone structure to the world!
P.S. Share a selfie (just like Kim!) of your perfectly contoured face, in the comments below!