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your look ● makeup
By Liz Everett
The Keys to
Contouring Reﬁne your look by
contouring like a pro
A ccentuating the positive is a pretty good motto
for almost every aspect of life—and this in-
cludes applying makeup. Why do we apply
makeup in the ﬁrst place? It’s because almost
everyone has a feature or two that they’d like to
minimize or maximize to increase their aesthetic appeal.
One valuable technique that can help you accentuate the
positive in your beauty routine is contouring.
Contouring is one of the most misunderstood tech-
niques in makeup. You can do a heavier more glamorous
contour or a more natural look that simply reinforces your
gorgeous angles. In this tutorial, we will give you 5 easy
steps that will help you achieve a natural photo shoot con-
tour ﬁnish. It is important to know how to do this type of
contouring so that you do not look overdone, whether you
are shooting at the beach, like Asia, or for certain other
modeling projects, as well.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1) L.A. Girl Pro Concealer for the Highlight
2) Kat Von D Shade + Light Face Contour Refillable Palette
3) Real Techniques Beauty Blender
4) Givenchy Poudre PremiereMat & Translucent Powder
5) MAC Powder Puff
5 STEPS TO A NATURAL PHOTO SHOOT
1) Smoothly apply your primer and foundation with a foundation
brush, and take note of your face’s angles.
2) Grab your L.A. Girl Pro Concealer to begin your liquid high-
light. Use the brush on the pod as a guide. Make sure your lines
are drawn straight and crisp. You will want to focus this part of the
Photo: Nina Haaskivi
Model: Asia Hickman, Miss New York's
Outstanding Teen 2017
BEFORE process on 1 to 2 stripes (depending on the width of your nose)
from mid forehead to the tip of your nose. You will fill in under
your eye from your tear duct up to your hair line and then down
to the corner of your nose crease. Lastly, you will do a detail stroke
above your cupid’s bow, mid chin, and out from the tragus which
is that center piece of your ear.
3) Switch to a powder contour palette for the actual contouring
part. we like the concentration, as well as the blend out. Take the