Question: How should I contour my face?
Answer: Kim Kardashian definitely knows a thing or two about contouring like a pro, so if want to achieve that chiseled face without going under the knife, let your makeup help you create this highly-coveted look. From hard-working skincare goodies to illuminizing and brightening must-haves, prep your beauty arsenal with these eight sculpting products:
1. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Illuminizer ($41, nordstrom.com)
Adding a sheer touch of glow to desired areas, this brightening pen allows you to contour your face easily with just the flick of the brush. Available in twelve illuminating shades, brush the formula on underneath the eyes, chin, lip and nose areas for a toned and sculpted looking face.
2. NARS Bronzing Powder ($38, nordstrom.com)
When applied onto certain areas of the face, bronzing powder can help create that contoured illusion in no time. Brush this golden-shimmering powder onto the hollows of your cheeks for added warmth, and to properly define those cheekbones. Follow with a shimmering glow cream for best results.
3. La Mer “The Lifting Contour” Serum ($290, nordstrom.com)
Let this serum transform your face with its unique sea ingredient formula, which works to aid the skin’s natural collagen making process. This will help tighten up your jawline while elevating facial areas, and with repeated use, say hello to a more defined complexion.
4. Topshop Face Sculpting Palette ($25, nordstrom.com)
Everyone loves multi-functioning beauty products, so you’ll be sure to love this four-shade face sculpting palette, which can be used to achieve that perfect-shaped face. Use the pink tones on your cheekbones for a highlighting effect, and apply the bronze shades underneath the cheekbones for that desired contoured effect.
5. Sisley Paris Eye Contour Mask ($140, nordstrom.com)
Even your eye mask can help you contour, especially with this botanical wonder, which uses plant extracts and essential oils for firmer and tighter skin.
6. Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel ($98, nordstrom.com)
For more contouring skin care products, this dragon’s blood serum helps fight unwanted fine lines and wrinkles, while contouring your face for more youthful looking skin. Use both morning and night for best results.
7. Chantecaille Contour Fill Lip Pencil ($30, nordstrom.com)
Contouring your lips doesn’t have to be tricky—especially with this lip pencil which fills in the lines around the edges of your mouth, for a fuller looking pout. Apply before you use lipstick or lipgloss and notice the big difference.
8. beautyblender Makeup Sponge Applicator ($19.95, nordstrom.com)
Easily one of the best beauty tools on the market, this unique sponge helps makeup go on super smooth, allowing you to cover hard-to-reach areas with its special egg-shaped sponge. To achieve perfect sculpting, this sponge allows you to perfectly apply liquid bronzers, blushes or illuminators for that contouring effect.
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