Beauty

Fake Your Way to Kim-Level Cleavage

A little contouring can help accentuate what Mother Nature gave you

Pierre Suu / Getty Images

Pierre Suu / Getty Images

Pulling off a strong statement look is all about balance—something Kim Kardashian exemplified as she sat front row at Valentino’s couture show last week. She chose an unadorned floor-grazing gown by the designer and what she described on Instagram as “clean, simple hair and makeup,” both quiet counterpoints to her one (or, more like two) big statement(s): her boobs. The low-cut dress put them on full display, just the kind of OTT move we’ve come to expected from Mrs. West.

Can’t keep up with this Kardashian in the cleavage department? Here, two quick steps for a surgery-free bust boost.

1. With your bra on, dust bronzer or contouring powder on the skin between your breasts, moving upwards and following the rounded edge of each girl. Gently fade away as you reach the top so that you end up with a V shape.

2. Dust a non-shimmery highlighter on the upper, exposed part of your breasts to make them appear fuller.

FLARE pick: NARS Contour Blush in Olympia, $46, at select NARS retailers (including Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, and Holt Renfrew) and www.narscosmetics.com