♡Contouring 101: Kim Kardashian♡

Anyone who says they don't want to look like a Kardashian...you're LYING. Now I get it, not everyone is blessed with the amazing gene pool that the Kardashian/Jenner fam are, however, what if I told you you can achieve that gorgeous Kim K chiseled cheekbone look that everyone so craves? 

Contouring the face plays a huge part in Kim's makeup routine for shoots and events. Her makeup artist Scott Barnes reveals that it is all about using concealer, foundation and bronzer to reshape the face and create a more prominent looking cheekbone. In light of this, I thought i'd create a quick step by step tutorial showing you how Scott creates Kim's signature look.

Products used: YSL Touché Eclat, CK One 3 in one foundation, Rimmel Stay Matte powder, Nars Laguna bronzer, Mac Tenderling blush, Benefit High Beam

We're first going to start by highlighting the face. Using a light reflecting concealer, start by highlighting the bridge of the nose, fanning out onto the centre of the forehead. Next, with your concealer, make a triangle shape starting at the inner corner of your eye, bringing it down towards the centre of your cheek and back up towards your temple. Fill in the triangle. Lastly, apply your concealer under the nostrils, on the cupids bow and chin to ensure these areas are highlighted also.
Next, taking a foundation thats a few shades darker than your natural skin tone, we are going to begin contouring the face. Imagine the number "3" is imprinted on the side of your face, thats where we are going to apply the contour colour. Sucking in your cheeks and making a fish face will allow you to easily see where the darker shade should go. Apply directly under the cheekbones, the sides of the nose (right up to the beginning of your eyebrows), the temples, hair line, and the jaw line to achieve a more angular looking face shape.
Now it's time to blend blend blend! Using circular motions, blend the contour and highlight colours into the face ensuring there are no harsh or streaky lines.
Next, taking a matte bronzer (no shimmer as we will be adding shimmer to the tops of the cheekbones) go over the areas in which you earlier applied the darker foundation, paying particular attention to the cheekbones. 
Ensure this is thoroughly blended otherwise it will look like you have random lines all over your face! The result so far should look something resembling the above.
Now its time for blush and liquid highlighter. Taking a blusher of your choice, apply to the apples of the cheeks and blend down into the bronzer. Next, taking a liquid highlighter we want to highlight the tops of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupids bow.
If you are having trouble with highlighter placement, imagine a "C" shape staring from the end of your eyebrow to the middle of your cheekbone. Again, make sure this is thoroughly blended-even though this is a lot of makeup, we want to make it look as natural as possible!
And there you have it! The finished look. All I did to finish things off was apply a shimmery champagne coloured eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and a subtle pink lipstick et voila! We are done! Let me know if you liked this post and if you'd like to see more picture tutorial type things in the future!



Until next time,
Stay classy

Suz x

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