Makeup Magic: What 15 Celebrities Look Like Before and After the Contour Trend

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Makeup Magic: What 15 Celebrities Look Like Before and After the Contour Trend

When the times change, so does your makeup.

Published June 6, 2017

The '90s were all about shiny lips and arched brows. In the early aughts we entered the glitter movement (not to be confused with the seminal Mariah Carey film), putting it everywhere from our t-zones to our bodies. And recently we've come to perfect the face beat by using 40 different kinds of foundations, also known as contouring. This trend has transformed makeup and, frankly, a lot of faces. So we decided to take a look at just how much. Here's what our favorite faces looked like before highlighting, strobing and baking were a thing. 

 

  1. Beyonce: 2001 & 2017
    (Photo by KMazur/WireImage, Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
    (Photos from left: KMazur/WireImage, Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
  2. Kelly Roland: 2001 & 2017
    (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage,Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
    (Photos from left: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage,Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
  3. Sanaa Lathan: 2001 & 2017
    Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect, Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
    (Photos from left: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect, Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
  4. Jada Pinkett Smith: 2002 & 2017
    (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage. Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
    (Photos from left: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage. Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
  5. Mary J Blige: 2000 & 2017
     (Photo by Chris Bergman/Fotos International/Getty Images, Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
    (Photos from left: Chris Bergman/Fotos International/Getty Images, Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
  6. Lil' Kim: 2001 & 2017
     Photo by Evan Agostini/ImageDirect, Jim Spellman/Getty Images for Deleon Tequila )
    (Photos from left: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect, Jim Spellman/Getty Images for Deleon Tequila )
  7. Kim Kardashian: 2006 & 2017
    (Photos from left: John Sciulli/WireImage, Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
    (Photos from left: John Sciulli/WireImage, Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
  8. Brandy: 1998 & 2017
    (Photos from left:Keith Butler/Getty Images, Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
    (Photos from left:Keith Butler/Getty Images, Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
  9. Halle Berry: 1989 & 2017
    Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage,  Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
    (Photos from left:Ron Galella/WireImage, Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
  10. Christina Milian: 2001 & 2017
     (Photos from left: SGranitz/WireImage, Barry King/Getty Images)
    (Photos from left: SGranitz/WireImage, Barry King/Getty Images)
  11. Niecy Nash: 2003 & 2017
     (Photos from left: Steve Grayson/WireImage,Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
    (Photos from left: Steve Grayson/WireImage,Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
  12. Tiny & Kandi: 1998 & 2017
    (Photos from left: Raymond Boyd/Getty Images,  Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
    (Photos from left: Raymond Boyd/Getty Images, Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
  13. Gabrielle Union: 2001 & 2017
     (Photo by J. P. Aussenard/WireImage,John Lamparski/Getty Images)
    (Photos fro left: J. P. Aussenard/WireImage,John Lamparski/Getty Images)
  14. Serena Williams: 2000 & 2017
    (Photos from left: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, John Shearer/Getty Images)
    (Photos from left: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, John Shearer/Getty Images)

Written by Yakira Young

(Photos from left: KMazur/WireImage, Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

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