I'm pretty sure most of you reading this will know what contouring is, but just in case you don't contouring is using makeup to give the face structure. Such as, the cheek bones, forehead and chin. With contouring becoming such a popular makeup method, it has become a staple in my makeup rountine. And with every makeup brand and their nan bringing out contour kits / shades I don't think you need to spend a lot of money to get a good quality contour product, so I have put together a list of my favourite products that are budget friendly!
This is a cream product that comes in a stick form. This is a warmish, terracotta shade. This shade is perfect for those with olive to darker skin tones. The pigmentation of this is brilliantly good! On first application this looked so scary! But it blended out so easily and left me with a subtle contoured cheek bones (win). I like to blend this out with my Real Techniques expert face brush.
Sleek Contour Kit in the shade light // £6.49
This is an oldie but a goodie! As you can tell from the picture this has been well loved. The contour shade is more cool toned so perfect for paler complexions and the highlight is a lovely champagne tone shimmer. This requires a very light hand because it so pigmented it easy to end up with ridiculous brown lines. But with a light hand and good blending you'll be left with the structured, emphasised bone structure. Another plus with the Sleek contour kits is they come in different shades to suit all skin tones.
This kit is amazing value for money! This has 6 powders perfect for contouring. 3 of which are contour shades, 3 are more highlighting and setting shades. It also includes 2 baked highlighters.
I picked this up because of how similar 6 of the shades look to the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit. I don't have the ABH one and wont be getting it anytime soon because of this! There is a cool and warmer contour shade, that would be suitable for most skin tones. And the pigmentation and blendability ticks all the boxes! I particularly like the yellow toned powder for setting concealer under the eyes.
This is my favourite contour shade to date! I've done a full review of this here, So I wont bang on about this too much. But this is just amazing. This isn't to pigmented that if you go in a bit heavy handed your buggered, but has enough pigment that you don't need to keep adding and adding to get a slight wash of colour. The highlight shade is very subtle - perfect for those who prefer a more toned down, day time look. The only downside is this doesn't come in different shades so might not be suitable for all skin tones.
Seventeen Instant Glow Cream Bronzer // £4.99
This is another well loved product! This is another cream product that's more on the warm side. This isn't too pigmented and takes a bit of building so perfect for those new to contouring or those who prefer a lighter finish. This blends out so easily and the finish is so smooth and beautiful! I like to apply this with my Real techniques Stippling brush.
What are your budget friendly contour favourites?
Until next time...