This is How Kim Kardashian Applies Concealer and Contours Her Face

(Via Instagram)

Say what you want about Kim Kardashian, but the fact of the matter is that the woman knows a thing or two about makeup—her skin always looks perfect and glowy, her cheekbones, nose, and jawline are always perfectly shaded and contoured, and her features are always displayed to their best effect.

How does Kardashian do it? Check out these photos she tweeted last night.

Working with her celebrity makeup artist Scott Barnes—he's legendary and has worked with the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Sheryl Crow—Kardashian tweeted out these photos with the caption: "Wanna see how @scottbarnes68 contours?"

We always knew that Kardashian preferred a lighter concealer under her eyes—it gives the plane of her cheeks and undereye area that bright, awake "pop"—but we had no idea how extensive the concealer application was. It looks like Barnes applies it liberally to areas of her face that he wants to show off—her T-zone, down the center of her nose, in the corners of her mouth, at the tip of her chin, and all along the undereye area for a lightening effect.

And don't forget the contouring! See that dark stripe in the hollow of her cheek (below, left)? That'll get blend out to look ultra-natural in the finished look (below, right).

What do you think of these makeup tricks? Do you contour on a regular basis? Tell us what your favorite products and techniques are in the comments below. Us, we're partial to Mally's "Shimmer, Shape, and Glow Face Defining System"—it's so easy to use!
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