If there's one makeup technique that's more feared and reviled than contouring, we have yet to see it. Many people still believe that contouring is too difficult, too easy to screw up, or too dated (hello Flashdance flashback!) for them to attempt it. Truth is, this makeup trick is actually extremely useful in playing up our favorite features and making our faces look more streamlined and angular.
Still feeling scared of this oft-maligned makeup application method? You're not alone — even our beauty director shuddered at the thought. Which is exactly why we double dared her to give it a try. Watch as makeup artist James Vincent shows her how to conquer her contouring fears and helps her fake cheekbones that would make Karlie Kloss weep.
Edited by Christopher Michael Beer; Shot by Jack Pearce and Nora De Broder.