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There’s one for every makeup buff
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / September 08 2016
Contouring and highlighting doesn’t have to be scary, and most definitely shouldn’t just be reserved for Instagram snaps. In fact, by simply patting or blending in a dark and light shade around your cheekbones, forehead, jawline and nose can visually slim and shape the area, guaranteeing you a perfect selfie. Here are our favourites contour kits to help you get the look.
If you… like an all-in-one palette
Whether you like to contour with bronzers or add dimension to your face with blush, By Terry Sun Designer Palette in Tan - Flash Cruise has it all. Equip yourself with six shades that can be mixed and matched, to ultimately bring your complexion to life.
If you…. are a beginner at contouring
Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette comes with three easy-to-blend shades that are numbered in the order that you should apply them. Start with highlighter on your cheekbones, use the contouring colour under cheekbones and jawline, and blend blush on the apples of your cheeks.
If you… have fair skin
A peach-toned palette like Dior Diorskin Diorblush Sculpt in Pink Shape can bring your cheeks to life without looking too heavy, especially if you’re using this product for a daytime look.
If you… need a travel friendly product
Nudestix Sculpting Pencil features a darker shade to visually chisel your features, whilst the lighter shade adds a pearly finish to the higher points of your face. Etch these colours along your face, then use your fingers to blend it into your foundation.
If you… are obsessed with contouring
It Cosmetics You Sculpted! Face and Body Contouring Palette comes with six powders and an instruction booklet that holds your hand through shaping the face and body (yes, we’re talking neck, legs, abs and decolleté).
If you… have dark skin
Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate in Intensity 2 features a chocolate tone that enhance cheekbones and the sides of the face, and a pearly white colour that adds a nice shine to areas where you want it.
If you… prefer a matte finish
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Sculpt Contouring Palette has two cream to powder formulas that can be effortlessly blended into foundation with a fluffy brush. Best of all, there’s no shimmer in sight, so it looks perfectly natural once applied.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.