kim kardashian selfieKim Kardashian posted one of her zillion daily selfies and all I can say is that after seeing it, I'm not only shocked, I'm extremely worried about her.

Or more accurately, her face. Because WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON WITH IT?

I guess the idea was to share some of her beauty secrets with us. Because what we get to see up close are some ghostly white patches under her eyes and along her jawline. In other words, we're getting a peek at what Kim looks like midway through her makeup routine and at the same time a little lesson on the technique known as "contouring" -- using light-colored powder or foundation along with darker shades to emphasize the lines and shape of the face.

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I can describe this photo to you 'til I'm blue (not white) in the face, but you really just need to see it for yourself ...

Kim Kardashian contour face

See what I mean? That's her makeup artist BFF Joyce Bonelli with her, by the way. But at least Kim is doing the whole thing to poke fun at herself. You can tell she has a sense of humor about how much makeup she wears and how elaborate the ritual of getting that face together really is just by reading what she posted along with this pic:

Another glam day with @joycebonelli....how do I look? LOL

And actually, it is kind of cool to see Kim mid-makeup and get a little peek at one of the tricks that makes her face look so beautiful all the damn time. So thanks, Kim, for not taking yourself so seriously that you can't have a little fun at your own expense. But please! Put the rest of your makeup on. Or take that white stuff off. Or ... something.

What do you think of this photo of Kim?

 

Images via Sharky; Instagram