Contouring 101. The tricks that everyone is dying to know, as told by makeup artist Holly Jean Ernst.

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The whole idea behind contouring is to highlight the areas on your face where natural light will hit causing them to pop and stand out! These areas include your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, jaw line and brow bone of course.

For this process you will need: lighter foundation for your highlighting, a darker foundation about two shades in difference than your regular skin tone, translucent powder,  a nice matte bronzer and  fresh poppy blush.

lesson in contouring with nars sheer glow foundation

1. Apply your foundation (try NARS Sheer Glow Foundation) like you normally would. Check the color of your foundation on your neck to make sure it is a perfect match to your skin tone before your purchase. It is key to make sure your face matches the rest of your body color.

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