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Contouring Plays A Big Role According To These Images
Shoutout to Kim Kardashian for schooling us. No, I'm not talking about how to get on video with Ray J. Of course, I'm referring to contouring. We can debate all day long, but people [makeup gurus included] were not so big on contouring until Kim made it the "it" thing in the world of beauty. Let's admit, it sure does make a huge difference and can transform any face with the proper technique. A lot of women skip the contouring step because not only does it take time, it takes a gentle hand. You don't want to over do it, but you don't want to not do enough either. Cosmopolitan.com had the pleasure of asking makeup artist Jackie Seabrooke to sculpt the face of seven models. Pictures don't lie and it's safe to say contouring is the greatest technique of all time [check out the pictures below] for proof. "I have a small and round face with patchy skin (Thanks, hyperpigmentation!), so I've always been afraid of contouring because I thought it would bring more attention to my dark spots. But after Jackie evened out my skin tone, the contouring helped give some definition to my features, making my face brighter overall.​" — Prachi "As for me, I don't normally contour my face because I think it takes too much time and when I want to accentuate my cheekbones, I usually just use blush. But I really liked the way I looked with the contouring that Jackie did under my cheekbones and her bronzer hack was super easy to do. I've already tried it on my own!" — Carly "I have a small face that can look really young, so when I basically had cheekbones painted on, I felt a lot more grown up, like an adult woman. That said, I ​definitely wouldn't contour my face to this extent on my own, because it felt like I was wearing a lot of makeup. But I would apply bronzer under my cheekbones to make them stand out more." — Emma "I have a super-round face and nonexistent cheekbones so I thought there was no hope for me. But no! Contouring is basically magic. And now that Jackie's shown me how to do it, I guess that basically makes me a magician too. A magician who has no reason to go without great cheekbones." — Heeseung​ "I have a really flat face so it was crazy to see my cheekbones and jawline carved out of like, nothing. She literally drew on bone structure, which to me was crazy. Also I loved that her cheek contour #hack made it seem like I had a sassy lil smirk on all day​." — Carina "I love experimenting with makeup when I go out, but I'm pretty intimidated by contouring so it's nothing I've ever tried before. But I really liked how it made my super-round face look, so I would maybe do this again for a big event, but definitely not for my everyday." — Mariah Ladies, do you think contouring makes a difference?
Five Amazing Concealer Hacks You Should Know
concealer (n.) - a type of cosmetic that is used to mask dark circles, age spots, large pores, and other small blemishes visible on the skin. If you thought concealer's only purpose was to highlight under your eyes and conceal blemishes, you were wrong. Much to our surprise, the holy grail of holy grail's is more useful than we thought. These hacks will have you running to your nearest drugstore to purchase more concealer -- you're not the only one. If you're ready to be amazed and astonished, brace yourself while checking out these five amazing concealer hacks that might just change your life. Apply In An Upside Down Triangle When applying concealer under the eye to make sure all dark circles and concealed and to create the illusion of a more vibrant, lifted face -- apply concealer in an upside down triangle shape. Use Concealer As An Eye Shadow Primer Why spend tons of money on that over priced eyeshadow primer when you can use your concealer? If you want your eyeshadow to last throughout the day without budging, throw some concealer on your lids before applying the shadow of your choice. Add Concealer To Your Lashes You're probably confused as to why you would apply concealer to your eyelashes? Trust me on this one. Use a liquid concealer to coat your lashes before applying your regular mascara to create both volume and definition. Use Concealer To Cover Up Acne And Mosquito Bites It works, you just have to give it a try. Those annoying mosquito bites you're bound to get this summer can disappear with just a tab of concealer. Make Your Collarbone Pop Whether you're wearing a sexy dress for a night out on the town or a showing off your features in the streets with your girls, to make your collarbone and cleavage pop -- add some concealer two shades darker than your complexion for a perfect contour. Ladies, what's your favorite way to use concealer? To go the extra mile and make your under eye concealer pop, you may want to check out this card on the baking method -- and no it has absolutely nothing to do with cooking.