The Countour Queens

With the exception of Chris Pratt, pizza and lipstick, there's nothing I love more than a chiseled jaw line. Unfortunately, not all of us are naturally blessed with such bone structure. That's where the power of makeup comes in to rescue, again. If you're confused by the whole contour debacle, you should be! It can be more stressful than putting together Ikea furniture. Once you've got the swing of things though, I promise it's not all that bad. 

The concept is essentially playing with shadows to create shape to certain areas of the face and enhance your overall facial structure. Look up a contour face chart if you need some guidance on where you should be applying your colours. The right products do make the world of difference, and that's why I've tried them all so you don't have to. 

My life was meaningless before I found Kat Von D's Shade + Light Contour PaletteThe six colours are matte, pigmented and flawless. The bonus is that because they are so easily blended, the ones I don't necessarily use as a contour, I use as eyeshadow. Charlotte Tilbury's Filmstar Bronze & Glow is another winner that's maybe a little less daunting if you're just starting out. If you're looking for a simple, one-stop shop Kevin Aucoin's Sculpting Powder is your guy (small, but mighty). It's basically contouring for dummies! Also, one of the most important things is your brush. Pick the right one, and it will do most of the work for you. Sephora's Pro #74 is a worthy investment, FYI. Just remember, if you're ever in doubt, blend until the cows come home.