4 Contouring Secrets From Kendall Jenner’s Makeup Artist

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Contouring: the only time being shady is acceptable (insert Slim Shady joke here). Loved by many and hotly contested by, well, just as many, the subtle shading technique (keyword subtle) has taken on a life of its own in the past year and exploded into a full-on makeup phenomenon. Extreme contour queens reign on Instagram, with millions of worshipping followers dying to know their technique, contour converts sing praises about how it’s changed their life, and confused contourers—well, that’s where we come in. Though we gave a step-by-step tutorial on exactly how and where to contour, we know that it’s still a fickle beast, and one wrong move can leave you looking like a “before” photo (to which we say blend, girl!).

With this in mind, we caught up with makeup artist Rob Scheppy (he frequently contours the chiselled cheekbones of celebs like Kendall Jenner and Ciara) and asked him to share his shading and sculpting secrets. Keep scrolling to find out how to refine your contour technique, the celeb makeup artist way! 

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