When it comes to applying complexion makeup, making a contour look natural is one of the hardest things to do. It’s tough to contour your face without either creating harsh lines that aren’t well blended or having the opposite problem happen and blending your contour so much that your foundation starts to come off.
Luckily, there’s a hack for that. Mary Phillips, makeup artist to celebs like Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber, has a tried-and-true method for making your face look unbelievably sculpted. People have coined it the “Mary Phillips technique,” and the Internet has gone crazy for it.
Phillips herself decided to join TikTok to create her own videos explaining the viral makeup technique on Monday, and as expected, her initial video already has nearly 2 million views. “To me, it makes more sense,” Phillips says of the technique.”It’s like laying down the bones under the skin, the contour and the highlight being the bones and the skin being the foundation.”
In another video, Phillips goes into more depth, showing the products and brushes she uses for the makeup look. She starts by contouring the hollows of her cheeks, her forehead, under her chin, and her nose. After blending it in, she applies a highlighter to the high points of her face, then goes in with foundation and finishes with blush. For small areas, she uses a brow brush and a concealer brush to get the most precise details. Keep reading to shop the exact products she used.