Kendall Jenner's Makeup Artist's Genius Hack Will Make You Look Sculpted AF


(Image credit: @kendalljenner)

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. 

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Associate Beauty Editor

Katie Berohn is the associate beauty editor at Who What Wear. Previously, she worked as the beauty assistant for Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and Prevention magazines, all part of the Hearst Lifestyle Group. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a major in journalism and minor in technology, arts, and media, and earned her master's degree at NYU's graduate program for magazine journalism. In addition, Katie has held editorial internships at Denver Life magazine, Yoga Journal, and Cosmopolitan; a digital editorial internship at New York magazine's The Cut; a social good fellowship at Mashable; and a freelance role at HelloGiggles. When she's not obsessing over the latest skincare launch or continuing her journey to smell every perfume on the planet, Katie can be found taking a hot yoga class, trying everything on the menu at New York's newest restaurant, or hanging out at a trendy wine bar with her friends.