O-M-GEE I THINK I’M IN LOVE. With this palette. I love it.
I picked this up in Boots just after Christmas and just put it in my draw to try when I wasn’t interested in looking nice. Why you ask? Because I thought it would be a rubbish dupe of much higher end contour kits and would make me look awful. How wrong was I???
This product retails at £5.99 and is in a lovely case which doesn’t feel like its going to break. It also contains a great mirror which is perfect for your handbag. It comes in shades fair and medium. I went for medium as although I still am quite light, I do have yellow/olive undertones and the colours suit me beautifully. But saying that, do use the testers and find out which one will suit you. If like me you prefer powder contour to crème contour, then this is for you.
The textures are really soft and not at all flaky. I use a ELF small tapered brush to apply the light colour and I use the Spectrum Collections Flawless Finish Tulip Brush to apply the darker colour. This brush to amazing for contouring your face, not too small and not too large and you can read more about this by clicking here. They are super affordable for the quality you get and they are amazeballs! Now back to the contour kit, you get a handy guide if your not quite sure what you’re doing. I do recommend Googling your face shape to find out what is best for you but this guide is pretty standard for most faces and it works for my round face. You can do step 3 before step 2, which is what I do as I find it blends better.
So this is me with foundation and powder (I have really oily skin so I’d recommend adding a powder first if you’re like me)….
And this is me after applying both the light shade and the dark shade….
SO MUCH BETTER! I personally think it looks like I’ve stuck the first photo into some kind of filter to give me a subtle glow and contour… but I haven’t! It looks like I have some life into my face and it was super easy. For £5.99, I can’t recommend this enough and I won’t be buying a contour kit.
As mentioned, I purchased this from Boots instore, but check it out here. But for now, I leave you with a photo of the finish look… filter free, just some good/flattering light!