Contouring Is Officially Dead, Says Kim Kardashian
Has Mercury gone so far retrograde that the world as we know it is completely backward? Kim Kardashian just said something we’d never thought we’d hear her say, ever. This weekend at the Vogue U.K. festival, she told attendees she’s over contouring. And heavy makeup too. We’ll give you a second to let that process.
“I just wore too much [makeup], I loved false eyelashes and used to pile them on, but now I’m really into nontouring…I’m trying to wear less makeup and my husband loves it,” she said. “Now I strobe with highlighter rather than using a bronzer to contour as it just looks too heavy, I’m going for a lighter makeup look now.”
This all comes with one big asterisk though. She isn’t giving the technique up for good good: “I’ll always contour my nose. I know people think I’ve had a nose job but it really is just makeup!”
So, what is she stocking her makeup bag with now? She told the audience, “Joe Blasco foundation, a Smashbox bronzer and a little MAC Kabuki brush.”
Her longtime makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is also in on the “less is more” vibe. “I’m honestly so fed up with the whole extreme contouring thing,” he told us at an event recently, along with a few tips about strobing (a term he also isn’t super keen on, by the way). “Highlighting has been around forever,” he says. “But not many women out there are going to look amazing with a ton of highlight on their face and no dimension. So do it, but do it in moderation. Nothing too heavy. The less shimmery the better—especially in the daytime.”
As for how all this applies to Kim’s butt, there’s still no word. But considering it’s almost peak Kardashians take Miami season, we have a feeling she won’t be giving up her tontouring tricks just yet.