Smashbox Contour Kit

I am not, and probably never will be, a big fan of the Kardashians. They’re not really on my radar, if I am honest But, of course, you can’t completely escape them, can you? And one thing I have paid a wee bit of attention to is how their love of contouring sent  that particular makeup trick to the top of our beauty tips lists! Here’s Kim in that famous contouring image.

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I had my makeup done once for a ball, a good few years ago, and the makeup artist did the full contouring ‘thing’ on my face. It was, I have to say, amazing. I didn’t even recognise myself. People were squinting at me at the event, wondering just what was….different. In short, it was great. It’s an art, extremely hard to do yourself, and the results are stunning.

But…and it’s a big but … it’s not a natural look! Contouring means using a lot of product. Kim Kardashian does it with varying shades of foundation, others with powders, and now you can join in the fun with this brilliant Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit.

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You can slim your nose, enhance your jawline, define your cheekbones and more in just a few simple steps. The kit has three shades of powder – contour, bronze and highlight, and step by steps on the box, and handily, on the mirror.

Use these powders after you’ve put your base on – unless you want to do a contour base as a base as well, and then use the Smashbox kit to enhance. It’s a really handy sized palette, and you get a contour brush with it. It’s small enough to pop in your handbag, so you can touch up that base on a night out.

Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit, £35, smashbox.co.uk, boots.com