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How to Contour Without Makeup

This Multimasking Technique Is the Newest Makeup-Free Way to Contour

We've been chiseling our cheekbones all Summer long using the tontouring technique, but after seeing makeup artist Farah Dukhai's genius Instagram post, we may switch to multimasking to contour. It may sound impossible, but she proved that using a duo of brightening and tightening treatments can visibly highlight and sculpt the face . . . no makeup necessary!

The efficacy all comes down to the ingredients. Her DIY illuminating mask contained yogurt, honey, and rose petals. These items all are deeply hydrating, but the yogurt is the most essential part of the mask: it contains lactic acid, which exfoliates skin and gives it a glow. The contouring treatment featured cacao powder and coffee grounds, which are both loaded with caffeine. According to Dukhai, caffeine draws excess water from the skin, causing you to appear less puffy and more sculpted.

Even better, these all-natural ingredients smell delectable. "You'll smell like you're baking a delicious cake on your face," she noted in her comments. Well, we know what we have planned this weekend! See the incredible before-and-after in the video, then get inspired to whip up your own masks.

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