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Tips for makeup contouring without confusion — or expensive tools

My name is Jessenia Vice. I got the name Vice when I was teased in HS for having lost a lot of weight. I was at one point nearly 200lbs and during my Freshman year I decided to lose weight. It took me having to eat right and becoming mor...

You don't need to spend a lot of money to learn makeup contouring

Have you ever seen photos of makeup contour on Instagram and Pinterest and thought to yourself, "What in the world is this?"

When you finally decided to give it a shot, did your makeup turn out nothing like the final result? You invested in expensive brushes and makeup kits, so now your pocket is hurting and so is your pride.

You think to yourself, "What a waste!"

Don't worry, makeup is not as complicated as some photos make it seem. Believe me, I'm not a makeup artist, but I do my own makeup when its time for me to go out on a date or even walk the red carpet at major events.

I've made a very simple how-to video found on my YouTube channel.

I'll share some simple and easy-to-remember steps and tips, such as makeup application techniques and tools you'll need.

The truth with makeup is that you don't have to spend a lot of money to look like a million bucks. Most of the makeup I use is found over the counter at your local pharmacy. Some of my favorites are: Maybelline Matte products, Hard Candy cosmetics, L'Oréal brands and E.L.F. cosmetics.

When it comes to tools, people think of expensive brushes. I've paid as low as $20 for a set of brushes at one of my favorite online stores, BH Cosmetics.

The trick to makeup is practice. The more you become familiar with your face, the faster you will find your time in front of a mirror. What once took me over an hour, I now can do in less than 15 minutes. I hope you find my video useful as I share it all with you, something many gurus do not do. You can achieve any look you want — from natural, soft, glam to over the top dramatic. It's all about how much you use and layering.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them, and I'll do my best to answer.

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