The bizarre contouring trend taking over the internet

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Contouring 101

Ever since Kim Kardashian revealed her highly-coveted tricks to contouring, the beauty world has gone topsy-turvy in trying new methods to get those same sculpted cheekbones and defined facial features.

The queen of beauty, Huda Kattan, taught us how to contour with tape:

Which is pretty much the ultimate foolproof method to contouring -- and a really amazing way to ease into the trend if you are even slightly intimidated by the actual thought of blending.

Then there are those who have taken the trend too far.

Everything from coat hangers to knives (yes you read that right) are being used to sculpt, define and lift.

beautiful @nikita_dragun 💖💖✨

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😜🔪 ..sadly, this is what happens when you're not careful while contouring. ☺️🔪 @eva.lamorte

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😂😂 @beautybyela - If doing your contour with a brush is too hard... Just grab whatever you have girl - Enough of this 😂

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And if you are even slightly stuck on how to create a perfect cat-eye to compliment your chiseled look, just grab a jalapeño.

wing & brows on fire 😜😂😁 @makeupby_alo

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Nevertheless, we advise not to try this trend and just stick to Huda's perfect and easy steps to contouring.

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The bizarre contouring trend taking over the internet

Highlighter Eyes

Vibrant shadow has been our winter go-to for adding a pop of color to smoky eyes. But now, with a hint of chrome, brightly winged lids are without a doubt the most eye-catching look for spring.
Start by creating a bold teal cat eye.

Celebrity makeup artist Sir John recommends patting teal eye shadow over the liner to seal the shade and make it extra opaque.

Next, add silver liner to your inner corners and to the center of each lid. Again, pat with silver shadow to enhance the metallic tone.

Now add a swipe of violet liner on the lower lash line and a coat of black mascara for the perfect finish.

Peek-a-boo Pastel-Pink Highlights

Pastel shades from lilac to baby blue continue to reign supreme among hair colorists -- especially as we move into music festival season. The peek-a-boo approach is our favorite way to test out the look, and blush pink is our go-to hue. 

Start by sectioning your hair. Use the bottom of your ears as a guide for separating your strands, and pin up pieces you don’t intend to color.

Pro Tip: For best results with this shade, celebrity colorist Kari Hill recommends only coloring blond hair or light-brown hair that’s been pre-lightened. 

Next, use the directions to make sure you mix your favorite pastel-pink color correctly, and then apply it to your hair in one-inch pieces.

Let it set for 20 minutes before rinsing, conditioning and styling. Then, play with different hairstyles that highlight your colorful coif.

Layered Lips

We’re obsessed with this easy way to perfect your pout for spring. Layering two different lip colors lets you create your own custom hue.
To achieve this fiery color, swipe a magenta-pink matte gloss across your lower lip and apply a red matte gloss to your top lip.
Then, use what Sir John calls “the peanut butter and jelly, or PB&J,” technique to blend the two shades into one. Simply press your lips together (as if you were blotting on a tissue), but don’t rub them from side to side. 

Now that you’ve got the know-how, it’s time to give these bold beauty looks a try.

For more beauty inspiration:
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