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From Kim Kardashian to Natural Highlighting: 10 Contouring Tutorials For Every Face and Skintone

by Carla Cain Walther ,
From Kim Kardashian to Natural Highlighting: 10 Contouring Tutorials For Every Face and Skintone© Getty

Kim K reigns as Hollywood's Contouring Queen and the rest of us make-up fanatics are her devoted minions. Even without a glam squad, with a little patience and a steady hand, you can achieve the same look yourself. These 10 tutorials will give you the confidence to contour to your heart's content!

So you want to learn how to contour like our girl, Kim, but don't know where to start? You're in the right place. Surprisingly, it's not as difficult as it looks, and the art of contouring has been around for years. It's a behind-the-scenes technique that's typically used on models in photo shoots, but now that celebs can get their pictures snapped anywhere, looking their very best at any given time is a must!

Contouring highlights some of our best facial features - cheeks, nose, and eyes. Before you start, remember that contouring is all about building, and you have to pay attention to the order in which the products are applied (or else you'll look like a cake-y mess). Also make sure your face is freshly washed.

Ok ladies, grab your brushes, bronzer, primer and get goin'!

Contouring for caramel/brown Skin


Bellesa Africa is a needed resource for black women. Learn how to highlight and contour areas that will make you glow!

Easy contouring for beginners


A useful contouring routine for women who are a little intimidated by the contouring process!

Subtle contouring


The secret to make-up is to look like you're not wearing any - and this tutorial achieves a pretty natural look that some people might think is impossible with contouring.

Contouring for those with Asian features


Her transformation is incredible!

Contouring for rounder faces


For those of you who want to compliment your round face, this is a very informative video!

A 5 minute contour


A must-have tutorial for the women who can't spend a long time on their make-up routine.

Contouring for medium-brown skin


Contouring techniques change with the skin tone, so if you have darker skin you'll want to checkout this tutorial.

Contouring for experts


Note: The application process is "extreme" not the finished look, but if you're already amazing at contouring and want a challenge, then try this vid!

Contouring tips from celebrity makeup artist, Kristofer Buckle


The make-up artist for Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna shares his secrets on perfecting the contour look.

THE Kim Kardashian Contour


If you simply love Kim K's contour lines or want to be her for Halloween, this tutorial is IT.

Just a note...

As many of the ladies in these tutorials will tell you, contouring should not be an every day look because of the amount of products it requires and the time-consuming process. Save it for special occasions like nice dates, weddings and birthdays.

Which look will you be trying this weekend? Tweet us @sofeminineUK!

Carla Cain Walther
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