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Kim Kardashian’s In-Progress Makeup Selfie Reveals All Her Contouring Secrets

We all know Kim Kardashian wears a lot of makeup. Even though she recently declared in court that she doesn’t really know anything about makeup, we’ve never really seen her running around without a full face o’slap on. She hasn’t been one to participate in the “No Makeup” selfie trend, but she may have just started a new Instagram trend of her own: In-progress makeup selfies. And now we know exactly how to get Kardashian’s heavily contoured look.

“Another glam day with @joycebonelli ….how do I look? LOL,” Kardashian wrote alongside the image. Her lips are glossed and her eyes and eyebrows are fully sculpted, but underneath her eyes and along her jawbone are positively glowing with white powder. Her cheekbones are shadowed so extremely they look sharp as knives. Or Maleficent’s.

We love the Instagram commenter who just shouted, “CONTOURING!” because that’s pretty much our exact thought process, too.

We were intrigued that Kardashian has returned to her extreme contouring roots, because the makeup artist on her controversial and much-mocked Vogue cover specifically avoided the heavy contouring. It’s her signature look, but Vogue wanted something more natural and fashion-y, so they gave her a relatively bare face without heavy contouring, and then just played up her eyes with heavy shadow and infinite lashes. They also skipped her glossy lips in favor of a nude, matte lip. Kardashian got her Vogue cover and looked fantastic, but it looks like she’s not going to be adopting any lessons from that très fashion styling any time soon.

(Photos: Instagram/KimKardashian)

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  • Lori Nicole Peck

    She’s posted pictures like this before.

  • Lindsey Conklin

    WAHHHHHHHH this is creepy