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19 People Who Contoured Better Than You In 2015

Chiseled AFFFFF.

1. Best Overall Contour: Sonjdra Deluxe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UhEajCeM6A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UhEajCeM6A

The only thing to say about Sonjdra is this: Her contour is ON. POINT. If this weren't a video, I'd assume her final look was Photoshopped because it's that flawless. *bows down*

Watch the full tutorial here.

2. Best Pro Contour: Kandee Johnson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uSG7KT9zlE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uSG7KT9zlE

Yes, Kandee's video was technically uploaded on Dec. 30, 2014, but c'mon! Her professional take on contouring is too good to not include.

Watch the full tutorial here.

3. Best Contouring for Fair Skin: Stephanie Lange

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AhFaTNcp9E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AhFaTNcp9E

Stephanie is one of my Australian faves, so when she did an updated contour tutorial for 2015, I was totally stoked. She's all about that less-is-more life, and I like that.

Watch the full tutorial here.

4. Best Contouring For WOC: Keisha Murdock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikP_VHwQcpY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikP_VHwQcpY

Take one look at Keisha, and you'll see why I put her on the list. I mean, she's glowing, chiseled, and smoldering all at the same damn time.

Watch the full tutorial here.

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5. Best Cream Contour: Jaclyn Hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3T4wmebH1I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3T4wmebH1I

Jaclyn proved that cream contours are truly god's gift to humans in her killer tutorial from earlier this year. [insert billions of praise hands emojis]

Watch the full tutorial here.

6. Best Drugstore Contour for Fair Skin: Carli Bybel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZDgc5nMm70
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZDgc5nMm70

The only thing better than a good-ass contour is an affordable good-ass contour. Thank you, Qween Carli.

Watch the full tutorial here.

7. Best Drugstore Contour for WOC: Rose Kimberly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7kmkmz6a5A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7kmkmz6a5A

Rose Kimberly is not only the cutest human being alive, but she's also great at sharing ~tips 'n' tricks~ to get the most out of your makeup.

Watch the full tutorial here.

8. Best High-End Contour for Fair Skin: Tina Yong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKyo9o2zCuk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKyo9o2zCuk

If you wanna go balls-out on your contour, follow Tina's lead to get the best brushes and highlighters in the game.

Watch the full tutorial here.

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9. Best High-End Contour for WOC: Patricia Bright

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5AG809g2Y8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5AG809g2Y8

Patricia also is a fan of couture contouring (I miiiight've just made that term up), so if you're only into high-end products, check out her tutorial ASAP.

Watch the full tutorial here.

10. Best Acne Coverage Contour: Raven Elyse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaUvxt6StAY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaUvxt6StAY

Raven has been open about her journey with acne on YouTube (which rules!), but I'm obsessed with this fresh-faced, everyday tutorial she shared earlier this year.

Watch the full tutorial here.

11. Most Colorful Contour: Lauren

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_sbdexrU9U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_sbdexrU9U

If you want a contour with a serious pop of color, Lauren totally nailed it. I mean, who knew mixing yellow, green, and pink in one look could be so amazing?

Watch the full tutorial here.

12. Best Contour for Beginners: Jennifer Chiu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l0OGiw7610
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l0OGiw7610

If you're doing this whole highlighting and shading thing for the first time, Jennifer walks you through a super-easy and natural look that won't overwhelm even the most novice MUA.

Watch the full tutorial here.

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13. Most Original Contour: Joanna Ferdynus-Gołuszko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csYseXX03DM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csYseXX03DM

I've seen lots of insane contouring in 2015, but this henna-inspired technique is definitely the most original — and has an incredible finished look.

Watch the full tutorial here.

14. Best Male Natural Contour: Otis Reid Scroggins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwOUT9w70yI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwOUT9w70yI

I love Otis's naturally chiseled look SO. MUCH. His brows and beard are also totally on point.

Watch the full tutorial here.

15. Best Male Cream Contour: Manny Gutierrez

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAqQjJanxNY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAqQjJanxNY

Manny served up a fantastic cream contour look that also included a killer cat-eye and red lip. Bonus: DAT. POSE.

Watch the full tutorial here.

16. Best Male Glam Contour: Patrick Simondac

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LvKlUICoQA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LvKlUICoQA

I can't do a contour roundup without including the master, PatrickStarrr. He showed us how to get the most glamorous look of 2015. Yeah, I said it.

Watch the full tutorial here.

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17. Most Controversial Contour: Bella DeLune

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw7mysen4T0

When Bella DeLune created this clown contour look to call out all her haters, it became a trend of its own! Not only did women everywhere try this look on themselves, but she even stopped by the BuzzFeed office to show us her technique IRL.

Watch the full tutorial here.

18. Most Entertaining Contour: Bretman Rock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0lm_SLAmmc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0lm_SLAmmc

Clearly Bretman Rock knows what he's doing in the makeup department, but TBH, the best part about his video is how straight-up hilarious he is the ENTIRE. TIME. Seriously. Watch it.

Watch the full tutorial here.

19. Most Viral Contour: Nikkie de Jager

Nikkie de Jager aka NikkieTutorials showed just how powerful makeup — and contouring — can be in a video where she dolled up half her face to prove that makeup shouldn't be taken so seriously. Also, anyone who says "contouring is my religion" is immediately my favorite person.Watch the full tutorial here.
YouTube / Via youtube.com

Nikkie de Jager aka NikkieTutorials showed just how powerful makeup — and contouring — can be in a video where she dolled up half her face to prove that makeup shouldn't be taken so seriously. Also, anyone who says "contouring is my religion" is immediately my favorite person.

Watch the full tutorial here.

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