The art of contouring is not an easy one to master. It takes control, restraint and a willingness to play around until you get it right. Prior to blending, your face might look like an actual mask; after, it’s suddenly brighter, more defined, and accentuated in all the right places.

In the near future, we’ll be doing a how-to on the topic for ourselves and it is a little nerve-wracking (but hopefully you’ll tune in regardless). In order to prep, I have been looking all over Pinterest for cool contouring tutorials that will work for a variety of face shapes and skin tones. After all, as we saw yesterday with our roundup of tutorials for dirty hair, Pinterest can be the magical land of plentiful beauty assistance! So, let’s take a look at some of the best ones out there right now, shall we?

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12 Unbelievable Contouring Before And Afters From Pinterest

Seriously, step 3 looks so intense and then suddenly, voila! Amazing.

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12 Unbelievable Contouring Before And Afters From Pinterest

It doesn’t hurt that this one comes from one of my favorite inexpensive makeup brands, Eyes Lips Face.

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12 Unbelievable Contouring Before And Afters From Pinterest

Uh, how amazing is this how-to? It doesn’t hurt that Dana has the world’s best eyebrows, but she’s also a masterful artist.

 

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12 Unbelievable Contouring Before And Afters From Pinterest

Ever wonder how you can fake a nose job? Yeah, this is how. And it’s amazing. Oh my goodness.

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13 Unbelievable Contouring Before And Afters From Pinterest

Before and afters are my favorite, seriously.

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12 Unbelievable Contouring Before And Afters From Pinterest

If you’ve ever been confused about how to figure out blush placement, LuLu’s has got you covered.

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13 Unbelievable Contouring Before And Afters From Pinterest

Prefer a video version? This one from Howcast is excellent for those who really want to watch the process!

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12 Unbelievable Contouring Before And Afters From Pinterest

Court Montes explains exactly what she does in each step on her popular Instagram, so definitely check it out.

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12 Unbelievable Contouring Before And Afters From Pinterest

Stunning look for a summer night out.

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12 Unbelievable Contouring Before And Afters From Pinterest

Gosh, Lauren Conrad is actually pretty fantastic at tutorials.

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12 Unbelievable Contouring Before And Afters From Pinterest

It’s always startling to see just how much highlighter goes on initially.

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12 Unbelievable Contouring Before And Afters From Pinterest

BTW, you need to follow Glam_Her_Booth on Instagram because she posts a ton of these.

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12 Unbelievable Contouring Before And Afters From Pinterest

Definition made easy!