I’ve written about a few contour products I’ve already tried before and I keep trying out new ones. The I heart Make Up I Heart definition contour kit in fair is my most recent one and I’ve also given it a spot in my January favorites post because I’ve really been loving it. I got this when I was in the UK over New Years with my best friend and just had to pick it up when I saw that it was only 5 pounds.
I don’t do any heavy face sculpting but I love a bit of a contour just to emphasise my cheekbones and I have a bit of an obsession with highlighters to be honest.What I love the most about these little contour kits is that they contain a bronzer, a blush and a highlighter, which makes them perfect for when you’re on the go or want to take it with you for traveling. However, since I’m quite pale most of the bronzers are way way way too dark or orange for me and make me look all muddy instead of sun-kissed. Since this contour kit is especially intended for fair skin I was even more intrigued.
First let’s talk about the bronzer. When I first saw it and swatched it on my hand I found it to be relatively brown and was a bit worked whether it would suit me because I’ve realised that brown greyish bronzers like the NYX powder blush suit me the most as they look the most natural on my skin. Once applied and blended I was really surprised how good the bronzer looked. The consistency is quite buttery and soft, which makes it a dream to blend and I’ve been using it for contouring a lot lately.
Next up is the blush. I would describe the shade as a soft dusty old rose pink and it’s absolutely stunning. It’s the exact kind of blush I would go for, for a simple and fresh every day look. It really compliments my fair skin so nicely.
Last but not least let’s talk about the highlighter! As I’ve already mentioned I’m a total sucker for highlighters! I love how they transform my skin from dull to glowing healthy and radiant! Although this one cannot beat my favorite highlighter of all time, my very beloved Mac soft and gentle, it’s nonetheless as stunning highlighter. I would describe it as a shimmery rosy champagne shade.
If you’re looking for a new contour kit that’s compact and travel friendly or you’re just starting out with contouring and want to get a kit instead of having to buy each product separately I can definitely recommend this. All three products are great, especially if you consider how affordable this is.
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Contouring alone can be quite tricky already but if you’re more on the pale side (like me) using the wrong shade can easily turn your attempt of defining your cheekbones into an orangey, muddy nightmare. Now, the NYX powder blush in the shade taupe is incredibly hyped up because apparently it’s the perfect shade to contour with for everyone, who is pale. Since I’m pretty pale and have a constantly growing love for the brand NYX anyway I decided it was time to finally test out the blush myself and see if it’s really worth the hype.
First off the packaging obviously isn’t the fanciest but NYX is a high street brand and as long as you get good quality for a reasonable price I don’t mind the packaging too much. It’s still quite handy for travelling as it’s not too chunky. And in the case of this blush the price is pretty much unbeatable.
One big plus I absolutely love about this blush is that’s it’s not that pigmented. If you contour, it can sometimes be very easy to go over the top but then having to go back trying to blend everything out can take forever and be very annoying. That’s exactly why I prefer using a product that is not too pigmented because it’s always easier to build up the contour then applying to much at once and having to blend blend blend.
The one thing that makes this blush most suitable for pale skin is the color though. Taupe is, like the name already suggest, a greyish cool toned matte taupe shade, which creates the perfect most natural looking shadow on your face. The fact that it does create such natural shadows really does make it a great option for contouring.
I’ve been using this to contour for a few weeks now and I can honestly say it’s worth the hype. If you’re pale and are looking for an affordable yet good product to contour with this is the one you should go for. I find myself reaching for this all the time!
Have you tried this blush? What are your thoughts on it?
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As you might have seen in one of my recent haul posts, I bought the Kiko Golden Game Sculpting Bronzer in 01 radiant Honey. Having heard so many good things about this product I was really excited to try it.
First of all I really like the packaging. The sculpting powder comes in a rather chunky white packaging and when you open it up you get quite the big mirror. The product itself contains two bronzer shades, a lighter and a darker one, and a gorgeous highlighter.
The two bronzers aren’t insanely pigmented and you need a bit more of product to get the look you want, however, this might be quite handy if you are just starting out with contouring and you don’t want to over do it, because that can happen quite fast. I also really like how it comes with two different shades. You can either use the lighter one to add that bronzed glow and the darker one for contouring or, how I like to do it, you just swirl your brush through both of them and mix them up.
Now on to the highlighter. This really is a gorgeous one. It is quite glittery, so a little really goes a long way. All you need is a tiny bit and it will add a beautiful golden shimmery glow to your cheeks.
Considering the price I can definitely recommend this as you get two bronzing shades plus a beautiful highlighter. I’m quite pale, which made contouring quite hard for me at first but with this duo it’s so easy to do even when you are just starting out, because it’s very subtle and it takes a lot of product to really go overboard. Oh and have I managed the adorable packaging?
Have you tried this? What are your favorite products for contouring?