Well, do you? Are you the 3-E contour kind of person or do you like a big bright triangle under your eyes? I thought I’d try my hand at the Kim K. technique, but in a much more wearable fashion. I like wearing a lot of makeup, but I never like it to feel as heavy as Kim’s must be so I stuck with my typical products and focused more on placement.
I started with foundation, but only around the outside of my face and not in places I needed to use concealer as a highlighter. Then I started the contouring. With Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer in Rich Bronze I used my finger to draw lines exactly where I wanted to shadow my face. And NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard (currently too light for my skin) then created the triangle under my eyes and highlighted the high points of my face.
It was important to use two different brushes to blend…the small Real Techniques Domed Shadow Brush for the concealer and the stiff Real Techniques Expert Face Brush on the bronzer. I dusted a translucent powder very lightly over everything to set.
From there it was just about adding color. A smoky eye with a brown eyeliner base and taupe eyeshadow, plenty of mascara, nude lips and Kim’s signature NARS Turkish Delight Lip Gloss.
I was amazed at the results. I already knew that using such extremes to contour would brighten my face. What I didn’t realize is that doing a more natural version of the look required less makeup than I use on a daily basis. Not covering everything with foundation first saved a lot of product.
So…do you contour like Kim Kardashian?