Magazine article Dance Spirit

Contouring MADE SIMPLE

Magazine article Dance Spirit

Contouring MADE SIMPLE

Article excerpt

How many Kardashian-style contouring tutorials have you watched? 10? 100? 384,792? While the contoured look is a little extreme for everyday wear, it's a great way to define your face for performances. But overcomplicated highlighting and contouring techniques can lead to stripe-y disasters. We asked makeup pro Chuck Jensen to break down a basic, stage-friendly method that won't leave you looking like a baby tiger.

1 Dab on your normal foundation, omitting concealer.

2 Next, apply all your eye makeup and shape your brows.


Doing your eyes first may feel backward, but otherwise, the dark pigments of your eye shadow, eyeliner and brow powder will end up muddying your highlighting.

3 Once your eyes and brows are done, begin the highlighting process. With your fingers, dab a concealer one tone lighter than your normal shade on the parts of your face the light hits first: the tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, the center of your forehead, the bow of your lips and the tip of your chin. …

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