Just when we thought that contouring couldn’t get any more extreme, Kylie Jenner came along and introduced the world to ear contouring.
Nope, we’re not joking.
In a new how-to video that she’s posted on her website, the 18-year-old beauty entrepreneur, along with her go-to make-up artist Hrush Achemyan, takes her fans through a step-by-step process of a look that she’s dubbed ‘The Smokey Rockstar’.
Starting with the base, Hrush Achemyan builds up Kylie’s usual foundation, highlighter, and concealer. Pretty standard, huh?
But wait. There’s a massive curveball to follow.
The contouring segment started, and we went through the motions of building up the teen’s cheekbones, nose, forehead…
But then Kylie cut in, ‘Oh yeah, I like when you do my ears.’
Yup. And that’s right about the time that the confusion kicked in. But, sure enough, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star did ask her glam artist to contour her ears.
How exactly does this work?
KJ’s MUA explains, ‘Actually, it’s a really good tip that a lot of people don’t do. Because it’s really not cute when you’re on the red carpet, or you get snapped and then your face is one color, and the ears are different.
‘It shows, like, the tone is not really your skin tone and you have on a lot of foundation. Just like your neck, your ears are a part of your face.’
Oooh. So it’s all to do with blending the colours together? Well, that kind of makes sense.
Still, we’re not sure if we’ll be rushing to extend our own contouring palette to our ear flaps.