6 Tips for Contouring Your Makeup Like a Pro (VIDEO)

We've come a long way since the '80s, when contouring and highlighting your face usually meant you were left with a block of brown beneath your cheeks and stripey, shimmery, disco-ball powder on your cheekbones. Scary!

Modern-day contouring is all about bringing out your best features and bone structure while looking like you're not wearing any makeup at all. If contouring intimidates you and you feel like you need a degree in art to make it work, you're not alone -- but you are wrong. The great news is that contouring is wildly popular this season. There's no lack of great tutorials out there to help guide us on our path to beauty perfection.

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So let's get started -- here are 6 tips for contouring and highlighting your face so that you look your absolute best!


Of course, it's always helpful to watch a great online contouring tutorial like this one. Try these tricks and let us know how it goes!


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