So, Clown Contouring Is a Legit Thing That'll Make Your Face Flawless

Sounds like a joke but it's real.

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A clown isn't who you'd think of first when you think makeup guru, but there might actually be something there.

YouTuber BellaDeLune has developed on a new way to "extreme color-correct, highlight, and contour"—that is, to look as sculpted as Kim Kardashian—and the method is called "clown contouring." In her video tutorial called "Clown Color Correct Highlight & Contour," the guru (real name is Esther Isabel Amado Romo) shows how dramatic clown-style makeup can be blended into a flawless face.

"Personally, I cannot tell you how many times I have been called a clown and many other names, and been hated on, because of the way that I use this art form," she says in her video tutorial. "I just did this to show you what a real payasa looks like," using the Spanish word for clown.

By strategically placing color correctors, brighteners, and dark contours (and yes, even a "little poop emoji"), Romo achieves a beautiful final look.

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Another makeup guru Makeup By Alo shows how she achieves the same look with contours that resemble a sugar skull.


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I seriously can't tell which is more amazing, the before look or the after. Check out the full video below for more on clown contouring.