Contouring may have been the biggest beauty trend of 2015, but the shadow-enhancing makeup technique is definitely here to stay. Here's how to use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contouring Palette, if you've just been gifted one or decided to splurge on yourself. Trust me, one test run with this palette and you'll be convinced you deserved it.
Contrary to popular belief, contouring is a pretty personal process. Despite all of the guides and face maps out there, contouring routines should be tailored to your individual face shape. It's important to try out a few different techniques to see which one you like best. Maybe you like the look of a narrow nose, or you love creating a more defined jawline. That's the beauty of makeup, isn't it? It's totally up to you.
There are so many contouring palettes that have popped up over the past couple of years, so defining your features has never been easier than it is right now. It's funny that one of the most popular palettes comes to us courtesy of a brow guru, but then again, the concept is similar —Anastasia Beverly Hills knows a thing about enhancing your features subtly and powerfully.
Here are eight Anastasia Beverly Hills contouring tutorials to test out for yourself. Whether you've got a powder or cream palette, the color concepts are the same — blend well, enhance your features, and have fun.
Fresh and Bright
My personal favorite contouring video, I love the bright focus of this tutorial. There's subtle dimension in all the right places, and a healthy, glowing result is flattering on everyone.
Glam Night Out
When it comes to night-out makeup, go big or go home. This glam contour pairs perfectly with a bold lip and a fun attitude.
Sweet And Sassy
Think of this as the Goldilocks of contouring tutorials: Not too bold, not too subtle, justtt right.
Dark Skin Tones
Anastasia Beverly Hills makes a contouring palette designed for darker skin tones, and this YouTuber has the cream version on lock.
Does this beauty guru look exactly like Adriana Lima or what? Her tutorial will leave you pretty much ready for next year's VS Fashion Show. Put me in, coach.
This contouring tutorial keeps the trend girly, so if you're more pink princess than beach bombshell, this feminine contour is worth pairing with your favorite lip gloss, Elle Woods-style.
If you're after a bronze-y, California girl result, this contouring tutorial is more about creating shadows than highlights. Hey, this kind of tan is a lot safer than a tanning bed, no?
Not quite sure about this contouring thing yet? Start small with this subtle yet sweet tutorial. It'll ease you into the technique without leaving you feeling like a clown.
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