She Draws An 'X' On Her Forehead. It Looks Bizarre, But Wait Until It's Blended
May 29, 2015 #contour #contouring #cosmetics
By Kayla Dalsfoist

The contouring craze continues, and there are tons of products to choose from based on your preferences. If powders aren't really your thing, you should check out Chloe Morello's tips on how to make cream contouring work for you. Not only does she demonstrate ideal color placement, but she also shares a few tricks to simplify the blending process.

As someone who's still working on finding the where to shade versus highlight, there were few enlightening moments for me. One such example is how she slanted her cheek contour downwards as opposed to toward the corner or her mouth. The shadow looks more natural, since it follows her bone structure. After watching, I also realized that I was neglecting my jawline. With a little bit more experimentation, I think I'll be able to nail this chiseled look.

For those of you who are interested, here are the products mentioned in the video:
- Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
- Make Up Store Studio Foundations in Choco, Toffee, and Camel
- Make Up Store Concealer
- Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Setting Spray
- Anastasia Beverley Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate
- NARS Luminous Powder Foundation in Tahoe
- Bare Minerals Touch Up Veil in Translucent
- Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed
- Kit Summer Fiesta Baked Shadow Palette
- Max Factor Master Precise Mascara
- Make Up Store Lip Pencil in Nude Beauty
- Make Up Store Lipstick in Redwood

Let us know what you think of the finished look, and don't forget to send us your selfies if you try it on yourself (bonus points if you provide a zebra shot!). Though this is a full-coverage and labor-intensive makeup look, she still looks like herself in the "after" shots.