Contouring for beginners - Guiding us to that Kim K flawless skin

Most of our favourite celebs have personal makeup up artists to paint on flawless skin on the daily, it's jealousy inducing and generally just rude to look that good going to morning brunch with the girl squad. 

We’ve thrown together a few of our favourite tips and products to help us keep up!

Contouring a face enhances the natural features. Dark colours re-define natural shadows under the cheek / jaw bones while lighter colours rest on top of the structures we want to push forward, like the check / brow bones. While daunting, if done correcting a perfect contour can slice into the natural face, slimming and making your check bones Angelina-esq.

The easiest method is to powder contour on top of our normal foundation. Dark warm tones for the shadows we want to create, and light shimmery colours for the highlights. Most counter makeup brands can hook you up with a single powder palette and brush to get you started. 

Youtube tutorials are amazing to help fill in some blanks and help get you on your way to Angelina cheek fantasy. 

The harder, more Kim K method is to cream contour. Using creams, rather then powders, makeup artists blend foundation colours on the face to achieve their contour, and then redefine further with powders. Its cheating really.

Elizabeth Debicki’s school for the 60’s Villainess

5 Lessons in rocking a mod outfit

Known for her portrayal of the poised fashionista Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby, australian actress Elizabeth Debicki’s new flick The Name From UNCLE sees the actress decade jump to the 60’s to play the films beautiful and deadly villainess.

Her bold, poised and graceful on screen performance is equalled by her characters fabulous aristocratic 60’s wardrobe. Packed with high contrast mod prints, elegant silhouettes and enough wide leg pant suits for everyone, she shows us how to rock the mod look without looking dated and shapeless.

1         High waisted, wide leg fitted pants in a light drape material are your friend when it     comes to graceful and elongated legs. Keep your upper torso fitted to redefine and   slender your shape.

2         A bold, monochromatic black and white palette is perfect for making a timeless &     elegant statement. Stick to your black and white guns, play with different textures   and finishes.

3         Head wraps / scarves / bands add a kitsch touch to an outfit (Hair in the face while     planning mass genocide isn’t cute).

4         High contrast colour & shape blocking is indicative of a 60’s look, try for boxy            shapes & panelling, simplify and pull back for a minimal, clean yet bold finish. An open Cape Blazer blocks out a modern masculine silhouette, yet reveals a     feminine shape.

5         Kitschy prints like zebra can make amazing feature pieces.  Let these garments        lead your outfit, keep the rest clean and crisp.