Wednesday 7 December 2016

The Contour Edit

Contouring and highlighting is a technique mastered by makeup artists that used to only be seen on celebrities, and it has become HUGE in the makeup world. Now that the secrets are out, any of us can achieve that super structured cheekbone look ourselves with an array of products out there to help us do so. 

An absolute makeup bag essential is the Australis Take Me On Tour Contouring & Highlighting Kit. It contains a banana powder to brighten your complexion, a beautiful highlight and a contour shade to make those cheekbones pop. Their contour palettes are of amazing quality for the price - SO soft with high pigmentation and they blend very nicely. It's the perfect little trio for the contour novice and also comes with a mirror so it's really travel friendly as well. 

Very new by Revlon is their Sculpt + Highlight Contour Kit which has been co-developed with Chloe Morello (Australian beauty YouTuber). I picked up the shade 'Light/Medium' and I've been really loving it so far! I'm so impressed by how well the shades have been made to suit fairer complexions like myself, because a lot of the time they're just far too dark. The banana shade isn't too yellow and works extremely well as an under eye brightener, the highlighter is just lovely for everyday, the bronzer isn't too warm toned and the sculpting shade is the PERFECT cool/ash tone for creating that shadow underneath the cheekbone. Great for nose contouring as well to give you the illusion of a slimmer nose and applying a small amount under your bottom lip can also give you the appearance of fuller lips, as well as lightly dusting some of the highlight shade over your cupid's bow. Did I mention that they feel like butter AND blend like a dream? I highly recommend getting your hands on this palette, it's truly amazing! 

Maybelline have come out with a three step Master Contour Palette which includes a contour shade, a rosy pink blush and a highlighter. This particular palette doesn't have the same soft buttery texture as the previous two however, the shades are very nice and they still apply well to the face without it looking patchy. It's definitely a handy little palette to carry around with you in your makeup bag, and it's just really easy to use which makes it quite foolproof.

What are your go-to contour palettes?

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