There are a million highlight and contour tutorials out there — so many that it's a struggle to know which ones to watch and which ones click over. I'll never forget what the learning process was for me; I would start with one YouTube video and suddenly, I'd look up and realized that I had been sitting there for hours on end watching a mix of concealer, setting powder, and bronzer come to life on the computer screen. Has anyone else been there? A never-ending makeup tutorial binge

But for the basic beauty girl, one with a simplified skill set who still wants to achieve a natural glam, the world of highlighting and contouring can be a foreign one. For anyone reading this who may not know the purpose of this now highly-popular makeup trend, here it is: highlighting and contour are made to emphasize your high points (bridge of the nose, the middle of the forehead, and the top of the cheekbones) and to minimize the perimeters of the face (sides of the nose, down the middle of the cheekbones, the lower jaw). In essence, it's to give your face a much more defined look. 

May sound confusing, right? Well, it can be. But Revelist has simplified it for you. Our very own Kala Riggins is giving you an extremely easy-to-follow routine that even the earliest of beginners can master. It requires half the time of other contour routines, and you'll still look like yourself when it's all said and done. 

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