Whether you love her or hate her, there's no denying that Kim Kardashian always looks immaculate and flawless - especially when it comes to her dramatic makeup - all thanks to some clever contouring! Whilst we may not have a celebrity makeup artist at our disposal, anyone can master the art of contouring with a little practice and some help from Savoir Faire's Concealer Sample Kit from this month's bb!
Kim K recently tweeted a series of photos revealing the extensive contouring routine done by amazing celeb makeup artist Scott Barnes (so that's how she gets those killer cheekbones!) The images clearly showed where Scott applied light and dark concealer on Kim's face, like a real-life contouring chart! Kimmy even tweeted 'Try this at home'...so why not?
For those who received the nifty Savoir Faire Concealer Sample Kit in the September bellabox, you have everything you need to get start contouring! The kit comes with four concealer shades that covers light to dark, and also two small pots of finishing powder, whereas the full size Concealer and Finishing Powder comes with two concealer shades (available in light, medium and dark) and one pot of finishing powder.
Start off with the shade that is much lighter than your natural skin tone. Then using a foundation brush (we recommend e.l.f's Essential Foundation Brush), apply the light concealer to your T-zone, directly down the centre of your nose, just above your cheekbones under each eye and to the tip of your chin.
And now select a shade that is much darker than your natural skin tone and apply a curved line in the hollow of each cheek and down the sides of the nose before blending it with the lighter shade to complete the dramatic effect.
Now, apply liquid foundation to ensure that the contouring blends together naturally. We recommend benefit's Hello Flawless Foundation, as it provides a natural finish and also has light-diffusing properties for extra glow.
Finally, set the face using a large face brush and apply the finishing powder from the Concealer Sample Kit all over the face. This will ensure that your hard work will last all day!
And tadaa...here's Kimmy's finished face! And if you've followed the above contouring steps to the tee, your face will be looking just as structured and gorgeous! Good luck!
Is contouring part of your everyday makeup routine? Do you have any contouring tricks, tips or secrets? Share it with us below! - Lucy