Exactly How Kim Kardashian Uses Her Contour and Highlighting Sticks


4. Blend! “Now that I’ve sprayed [sponge], [it’s] just like a regular sponge that you would use … just to kind of make everything blendable,” Kim explains.

5. Set your foundation. “I like to take the sponge and put powder on it, just to kind of set too,” she adds. “Then I use this other little brush.”

6. Swipe on your contour but be “delicate” with the application. “I’m using the medium stick and this is the highlight,” she says. She also warned her fans that because the formula is so creamy, you have to be really delicate when you apply it. She swipes the darker side of the contour along her cheekbones, then traces the perimeter of her face using vertical lines and lines her jawline, creating “3” formations on her face. Then, she draws two lines down both sides of her nose from her brows and applies some contour on the tip of her nose. Finally, she uses the lighter side of the contour pen to line under her eyes.

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7. Blend some more. She uses the brush end of her applicator tool to blend it all in. “It’s super creamy, super blendable … See how nice that is?” she asks. She also notes that she likes her forehead a little darker, so she doesn’t blend as much, so it pops. “I also love blending the color into my hairline because I just think the color looks super natural,” she adds.

She also likes her nose a little more sculpted so she uses the sponge side to subtly blend in the contour.

8. Make your look #lit. Then she uses the matte side of the highlighter and pops that between her brows in vertical lines, down the bridge of her nose, over her Cupid’s bow, above her cheekbones, and on the inner corner of her eyes. Then she blends with her sponge applicator.

9. Use the lighter contour side as a lip liner. “And then I get a lipstick and a blush … Milani? I don’t know, I got it in a drugstore … it’s just a light pinky,” she says. She then applies her blush using a fluffy brush atop her cheekbones and then can’t find a lipstick, so she resorts to a light shade of foundation for a “super matte look.”

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Finally, she asks fans if they can see the glow and the blend. TBH, she looks effing stunning and at this point I’m ready to buy the whole damn kit.

Kim’s After:

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She signs off by saying, “All right, guys …that’s just a quick little situation to show you guys how to do it in two minutes.” Again, it wasn’t two minutes, it was about 12, but I get how it could take a minimal amount of time had she not been explaining it, as it seems she has this how-to down pat.

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She wraps up the tutorial by telling you what she used (the medium highlight and contour kit) and also reassures you that contour isn’t a scary step in your makeup routine, saying, “[Contour] is not scary, it can be so easy and just fun to do. So that’s why I made these kits just, to show you guys it’s just so easy.”

Here’s another shot of her final look:

Finally, she puts the how-to to bed, wishing her fans a nice night while wearing the cute little cat ear filter, because everyone looks flawless AF in those filters. “Goodnight, guys,” she says.