Looking Back on a Year of Obsessive Contouring

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You may have entered 2015 without knowing the word contouring, but we’ll bet you know what it means now — even if you don’t know exactly how to do it. Contouring had a bigger year than Jennifer Lawrence; next to Kylie Jenner’s lips, it was beauty’s biggest trend. Its ubiquity forced us all to ask big philosophical questions about artificiality, authenticity, and blending techniques. From the Hood by Air show, to Kylie Jenner’s lopsided boobs, to the war between contour’s haters and lovers, to Amy Schumer’s “You Don’t Need Any Makeup” skit, here is a review of contour’s biggest moments.