New to contouring and not 100% sure how it is done? Well fear no more… As Designer Brands have released a super affordable, easy to use and versatile contouring kit.
Costing only $9.99 and containing 3 colours it is ideal for anyone from beginner to expert. It also comes with instructions on the back!
I will talk to you step by step about how to use this palette and how to contour and highlight in general;
Banana highlighting Shade – Set under eye concealer to brighten your complexion. Also apply to the forehead, bridge of nose and brown bone.
Dark Brown Contouring Shade – To add dimension to your face – You apply this to where you naturally would have shadows and to where you want to slim down your features. Under your cheek bones, down the sides of your nose, to your temples and under your chin. please note you do not have to contour all these places, just where ever you desire!
Illuminating shade – You use this shade to illuminate your face and bring a glow to it. Apply it on the tops of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose and your cupids bow. I also apply it very sparingly to my chin and also my forehead but that is personal preference.
Now you know how to use it I will talk to you a little more about the quality of the product. The shadows aren’t extremely pigmented which is what I like when contouring as you can always add more makeup but it is very difficult to take it away once applied without ruining the whole face of makeup. The shades are very build able though which is great!
The banana shade does an excellent job at brightening under my eyes and setting my concelar all day without creasing – So a huge plus there! The texture of the powder is also very nice and settles on the skin looking natural.
The contouring shade is a great universal shade which is perfect for chiselling out your cheekbones. It is quite a creamy, velvety powder!
The illuminating shade is a beautiful shimmery highlight – It isn’t as pigmented as I like my illuminators but it can defiantly be built up. I need to apply it around 2-3 times to get my desired look. The powder is fine texture and isn’t too chunky as you get with some highlighting powders.
I would 100% recommend you purchase this product as like I mentioned before it is only $9.99 and does an amazing job!! Even better than some of my high ends products I have used. It is a small and compact kit which is easy to take with you in a makeup bag when travelling, it also has a large mirror in it which I love!
This little beauty has earned its self a place in my freelancing kit, that is how much I am impressed by it.
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