If you've been trying to shade in your nose all morning, give it a rest. There's an easier way to not look like yourself.

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When I think about contouring, I think about Nicki Minaj (yes, I know that's not her in the pic above). She is the patron saint of contouring. What is contouring, you ask? It is the laborious application of make-up to create the illusion of indents, ridges, and hard lines on your face. It looks great on camera. On a good camera. In good lighting. But if someone is standing in front of you, or you get caught on the wrong end of a hard flash...

Nicki Minaj is a beautiful woman. She also really commits to artifice as part of her persona. What works for her 99% of the time isn't what works for normal women trying to make their faces into a different face. Mostly because it's difficult as hell if you don't have a personal make-up artist waiting for you in the bathroom.

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Sources: BuzzFeed