In the world of make up, it is fair to say that Kim Kardashian would win an award for services to contouring (Kontouring?).
Indeed, this beauty trick has been used by make-up artists for YEARS to slim down noses, double chins and create the ultimate in cheekbone – but since Kardashian posted this Insta-selfie, contouring has gone mainstream, with specialist kits and cosmetic enhancers.
Just before Christmas I was invited to a contouring masterclass by Athena
London’s newest beauty boutique, photographic studio and make up academy.
A destination for beauty junkie – the salon’s in-house academy offers masterclasses in make up and hairstyling, including half-day courses hosted by leading beauty industry insiders or you could even take it further with extended courses.
Keen to learn the secrets to chiselled cheekbones (and losing the double chin), I went down for a class with the fabulous Sandra.
Here’s the step-by-step guide I learned – and which I have been doing myself all party season!