Kim Kardashian Shows Us How To Contour, But These Beauty Tutorials Do It Better

13 July 2012 by

Who wants a makeover from Kim Kardashian? Grazia HQ would be screaming “Me! Me! Me!” if you asked us - before we watched this video, that is. You see, Kimmy K's makeup always looks pristine and totally fabulous - who wouldn't want to look like her? - but then the queen of glam gave Laura Brown, Features/Special Projects Director of Harper's Bazaar, a KK style makeover on camera and the result? Err, not quite the look we'd wish for.

Kim met Laura after flying into London and rather than wearing comfy trackies for her flight, she opted for a Valentino leather jacket and Celine top to match her 'sleeker' wardrobe, which is now also rammed with Givenchy. Nice work, Mr West. The telly star has also started wearing slicker hairstyles and less makeup since dating the superstar rapper-slash-designer. Despite having toned down her look, Kim still loves her facial contouring. In the video, she reveals how she dramatically alters her features by contouring so no need for plastic surgery (she's only had botox, which doesn't count appaz).

Anyway, Kim tells Laura: "I’m going to show you the power of contouring. You can make the whole look of your nose so much shorter. Contouring makes your face look really little and chiselled.” Ooh. So she sweeps on bronzer from the top of the forehead to the cheekbones to under the chin. Then she contours out from the brow and down the nose - and Laura is the lucky guineapig.

The resulting look is VERY heavily contoured cheekbones and intensely smoky eyes that, according to Kim, looks good "from far away". Why? Because Kim's used her own makeup suited to her olive skin rather than Laura's fairer tones. Oops. "It's part lion, part Kardashian, all the way beautiful,” laughs Laura.

This has not forced us to give up on our sculpted cheekbone and smoky eye dreams, BTW. We still love Kim’s look - we just won’t be using her video as inspiration! Instead we’ll be using one from the playlist of top 14 favourite Kim Kardashian hair and makeup tutorials that we've compiled below. That's a whole two hours of inspiration for your night out. Enjoy!


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