Contouring Makeup Now One of the Hottest Beauty Trends

Celebrity makeup artist Scott Barnes shows you the beauty technique beloved by the stars.
1:50 | 07/30/14

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Okay, though, one of the big red carpet beauty secret stars have used is called contouring makeup. The secret is out. Searches for this trend are up 604% just this month on Yahoo! And ABC's Paula Faris is going to show you right now how women are using it to put their best face forward. Reporter: Want J. Lo's glow or Kim's chiseled cheeks the secret is in the contour. Makeup magic ha can slim your face, soften a square jaw or give your eyes an instant lift N ready for contour? Let's go. I met up with celebrity makeup artist Scott Barnes to get a crash course in the art of contour. Okay. So explain this process because I look at photos and looks like war paint. Right. I get a lot of people talking about this and they say, well, it looks terrible and I'm like, well, but it doesn't -- the after-effect doesn't. Reporter: Started with a palette of three different shades of foundation, light, medium and dark. Scott applies the lightest shade to so-called problem areas like underneath your eyes to awaken tired skin. We'll pop your cheekbones up. Pop them. Reporter: Applying the darker color to cheeks, jaws and forehead to help define my stronger features. How in the world are you going to blend this. You're not. You're just going to leave that and hope for the best. Reporter: After a few more minutes, voila. Wow. You blended it. Easy. I did not think that was possible. Contouring kits are popping up all over store shelves from smashbox to eyes, lip, face which sells for 3 bucks at target and Scott says any woman like newlywed Katie can achieve this look at home in a matter of minutes. For "Good morning America," Paula Faris, ABC news, New York.

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