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Sephora’s Pocket Contour App Just Made Our Lives Easier

Contouring is easier said than done—with all the tutorials out there, you'd think that by now, we'd all have it down. But how many of you have actually given it a shot, only to end up looking your cheekbones are in all the wrong places and color that makes you look more like a clown than Kim K? Fortunately, Sephora understands our struggle, so they've launched a new app, Pocket Contour, to make sure you actually get it done right.

1. Get started

There are four different face shapes the app will help you contour: oval, square, round and heart. 

2. Provide a picture

Next, you need to take a picture. I made sure to take a picture in some good lighting and without any makeup at all. The app analyzes your face and tells you what shape you are and why. If you don't agree, you can still go back and select the face shape you feel fits you best! After clicking through, you are free to choose between 1 of 3 mediums (powder, cream, and stick) and the tutorial will walk you through how to contour using your products of choice.

3. Go through the tutorial

There are five easy steps to contouring, according to Sephora. Prep, highlight, contour, blend, and finish. As soon as you start, the app will show you exactly where to complete each step.

4. Shop

After going through the tutorial, you'll be directed to a semi-personalized website where you'll find product recommendations based on your skin tone. Further down on the page, there are video tutorials on each of the face shapes and one for your skin tone. Even further, they break down the contouring kits by the medium, so if you went with powder in the tutorial but you feel as if you want a cream, you know where to begin. Last but not least, they also include the proper type of brushes you need for your contouring journey.

If you've ever experienced any contouring struggles, give Pocket Contour a shot—and let us know what you think!

Elodie is currently enrolled at Duke University, Class of 2016. She is involved in her sorority, Chi Omega, Bench & Bar, GlobeMed, and Students of the Caribbean Association. She is pre-law and studying Political Science with certificates in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) and a minor in Sociology. As one of our Beauty School bloggers, she is fairly obsessed with all things makeup and cosmetics. When she's not running debt on clothes and makeup, you can usually find her out and about, exploring whatever town she is in or watching Netflix cuddled with a mug of hot chocolate. Currently, her favorite show is "Hawaii Five-O". She aspires to be the next Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating rolled into one, but with a stable marriage and children. Her life will be complete once Buzzfeed creates an article titled "X Reasons why We Love Elodie". Elodie loves talking and responds to all of her emails. She would love to hear from you! You can contact her at: Email: elodiejeanphilippe@hercampus.com Twitter/Instagram: @GetElodofThis_ Blog: http://getelodofme.blogspot.com
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