What if we told you the secret to contouring-made-easy involves just two letters? No, really—contouring doesn’t have to confound. Remember the letters “E” and “C” and you’ll be out the door in no time.

Keep scrolling for a step-by-step breakdown of the simplest contouring hack ever—it’s truly foolproof.

BONUS: Before contouring, use this makeup trick for long-lasting foundation to maintain a flawless appearance from day to night.

 


Step 1. Contour

Using a contour stick, draw the letter “E” on both sides of your face, starting with your forehead.

 

Step 2. Highlight

Using a highlighter stick, draw the letter “C” on both sides of your face, hugging your temples.

 


Step 3. Blend

Use a damp makeup sponge to blend your contour and highlight.

And there you have it—chiseled features and dewy glowing skin in less than 60 seconds!

 

 

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Are you less confused by contouring after learning this hack? Tell us what you thought of our tutorial in the comments below!

 

Model: Natasha Martinez

Makeup: Marjan Tabibzada

Video: Jessica Schramm

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