8 Makeup Contour Kits To Sculpt The Face
Sculpt your way to laser-point cheekbones, reshape your nose and slim your face with the benefit of one of these contour palettes which come in various shades to suit all skin tones. The idea is to shade the areas you want to sculpt and highlight those you want to accentuate. The key is to follow the shadows of your face. Generally, you should contour below your cheekbone, down the length of your nose on either side, around your hairline and along your jaw line. For the best results, arm yourself with a brush for full control making sure to tap it to remove excess product before application. Take your pick from one of these 8 makeup contour kits.
Each palette contains six shades of neutral shadow, to help you put your best face forward. For contouring newbies, the premise is to create depth by ‘colouring in’ shadows, then brightening the ‘high points’ of your face where light would naturally strike – cheeks, chin, forehead and bridge of the nose.
Buttery formulas leave a soft matte, natural-looking finish. The multi-purpose pans can even be used as neutral eye shadows – perfect for saving precious suitcase space, for low-fuss make up buffs, or for acing that matchy-matchy contour and eye shadow look. There are three highlighters and three contour pans to play with that will suit a wide spectrum of skin tones: a pink-toned cream ‘Light Highlight’, cool banana ‘Medium Highlight’, peachy orange ‘Deep Highlight’, cool brown ‘Light Contour’, mocha ‘Medium Contour’ and deep reddish brown ‘Deep Contour’.
Experiment with light and shade to your heart’s content with this must-have palette offering eight shades for you to experiment with. The different colour variations give you the option to ‘tweak’ your contour and highlighter shades to perfectly suit your complexion (as opposed to looking like painted-on side burns), while the finely milled powder formulas blend easily for an air-brushed finish.
Six sublime powders to help you create a flawless finish. First, there are three classic sculpting powders (in ‘Light’, ‘Medium’ and ‘Deep’ shades) that let you define facial features including eyes, cheekbones, nose and jawline. Two exclusive highlighting shades (‘Flash’ and ‘Beam’) contain high-impact pearls that cast an elegant, ambient ‘strobed’ finish on skin. Finally, the new Neo-Bronzer shade ‘Venice’ grans skin a subtle, believable sun-kissed look. These versatile powders can also be used to enhance your eyes.
These buttery formulas range from shimmering finishes to smooth mattes. There are four eyeshadows to dust your lids with: iridescent pink beige ‘Pacific’, iridescent warm rose ‘Pacific’, cranberry ‘Maeva’ and plum ‘Black Sand’, alongside shimmering rose gold highlight ‘Tautira’ and matte bronzer ‘Manini’. Summer skin, coming right up.
This clever contour palette is no exception – offering four shades to define and enhance your face shape. The formulas are infused with skin-loving Vitamin E, are devoid of parabens and mineral oil and blend beautifully for seamless coverage.
Palette contains three shades to highlight and brighten, plus three to define and shade, from light pink hues to deeper brown colours. Each shade has a creamy, rich texture that blends seamlessly to give lasting, buildable coverage.
Dainty pots of long-wearing, waterproof, powerful pigment glide across skin silky smooth with zero tugging and perfect precision. Whether you’re creating an exaggerated wing or a smouldering sixties look, you can rest assured that your work of art will last for a full 12 hours.
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