Makeup Artist-Approved: 3 Contour Palettes and How to Use Them

It's the age-old life lesson: when you want the truth, you have to go straight to the source. Thus, when we found ourselves on a challenging quest for the perfect contour palette (a feat that proved quite intimidating), we decided to lay our traditional “test, lament, repeat” method to rest. Instead, we called up three of the best cheekbone sculptors in the business: makeup artists Beau Nelson (Kristen Stewart calls on him for subtle contouring), Jake Bailey (Katy Perry’s red carpet makeup? All him), and Sarah Lucero (Rebecca Minkoff and Alice + Olivia owe their runway beauty looks to her…oh, so does Victoria Beckham). We begged them to divulge the contour kits they always keep on hand and their best tips for using them—lucky for us, they weren’t ones to keep secrets. Keep scrolling to see their picks!