Occasionally we come across a product that bestows an immediate glow, changing our look (for the better!) in an instant. Since we’d be remiss to keep them to ourselves, we highlight these genius finds in our Instant Makeover series.
If you’ve ever spotted Kim Kardashian without any makeup, then you know what a big difference contouring makes. It sculpts cheekbones, thins the nose and makes your face look 10 lbs thinner. Without a professional makeup team in place, though, contouring can seem easier said than done, especially when it comes to choosing the right products and figuring out the best technique. The new Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit ($40, anastasia.net) simplifies the entire process into one well-packaged palette.
The Contour Kit not only has all the shades someone (of any skin tone) would need to contour (including colors to highlight), there’s also a list of instructions for each part of the face. Whether you want a more defined jawline or a smaller looking forehead, there is a step-by-step tutorial for how to get it right.
Just make sure you start with the “less is more” approach. If we’ve learned anything from Kim, it’s that it’s very easy to overdo it when it comes to contouring.