Contouring and highlighting has become a popular technique thanks to celebrities such as the Kardashians. Its’ purpose is to help sculpt and define and your facial features, whilst maintaining a natural look.
I’ve tried 4 different products all picture above.
1. Sleek Face Form – This is a powder contouring and highlighting kit which comes with either a blusher or a bronzer and comes in fair, medium or dark. I must admit for £6 this was pretty impressive, the powders were a lot more pigmented than I expected. However, it is sometimes hard not to make a mess due to the powder being loose so I think I prefer using the stick.
2. Artist of Make up Zukreat Cosmetics Contour Stick – This is a creamy stick which again comes in 3 shades. I really like using this because it is easier to build up and blend in comparison to using a powder. I paid £20 for this and it was worth it, however, there are cheaper alternatives which do the same trick. For example using a foundation (liquid or a stick) in a darker shade will have the same effect.
3. Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer (£6.99) – This is the best concealer/highlighter I’ve used. The product itself is so easy to use and it doesn’t leave you look too shiny.
4. No7 Skin Illuminator (£11) – This comes in pink (for fair skin) or peach (for darker skin). I had read reviews on this and I have to say I wasn’t that impressed by this. For starters, the brush was so difficult to use and you get a lot of wastage from it, although it is easy to yank out. It looks better underneath the foundation which is difficult because I usually like to do my contouring and highlighting over my foundation. It isn’t that bendable and leaves a glittery as opposed to a radiant finish.
- BLEND BLEND BLEND. With anything you use, make sure you blend it completely into your skin. The idea is to have a natural finish and for it not to look streaky.
- Use a matte powder to set the contour and highlighter for a nice overall finish.
- This chart created by GiveGoodFace shows exactly where you should contour and highlight.
What products do you use to contour and highlight?