Does a spoon hold the secret to sculpted cheekbones? Vlogger and beauty guinea pig Nicole Skyes puts the technique to the test in this installment of her "Beauty Hack or Wack?" series.
BFFs (Blush Fans Forever!) already know about the hype surrounding contouring and all the different techniques out there (like cream contouring, nose contouring, and even contouring with self-tanner). The purpose of contouring is to emphasize hollows and high points in your bone structure to give your face more dimension. Depending on the look you're going for, contouring can give the appearance of lifted cheekbones, a slimmer nose, and even erase a double chin. Across all these methods, one of the most challenging aspects of applying contour correctly lies in where to place the shadows to achieve that coveted cut look.
Enter the spoon method. Skyes first encountered this hack on a blog, but was unable to find a video testing the validity of this claim. At first glance, a spoon seems like a good option. We've seen people use business cards and tape to create a straight line under the cheekbone, but a spoon's curved shape better mimics the shadow an actual cheekbone would cast. Skyes' test confirms that thought and produces convincingly contoured cheekbones, but she discovers that the angle at which you hold the spoon matters. She declares this technique a hack, and we're inclined to agree. Let us know what you think in the comments, and if you try the spoon method for yourself please tell us how it goes!