Killer Contour – 3 Ways to Achieve that Contour Look

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These Contour Products Will Help You Achieve That Celebrity Contour Look

Contouring is one of the hottest make up trends today. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are able to completely transform their faces with contouring. You can shed pounds off your face, sculpt your cheek bones, and slim your nose with a few simple make up tricks.

There are hundreds of contouring products on the market, making it difficult to know what’s right for you. I have tried multiple contouring products in my search to contour with ease, and now I’m sharing my experience with you.

When shopping for a contouring product you should consider:

  • How much time you have to get ready
  • What your skill level with make up is
  • Your budget
  • Your skin type
  • The look you’re trying to achieve

Have your answers? You’re ready to shop. Here are three types of contouring products I’ve tried and loved.

Anastasia Contour KitAnastasia of Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Beauty experts and consumers alike are obsessed with Anastasia of Beverly Hills products. Under the radar for years, the makeup line broke out into the mainstream with the eyebrow movement. Hoards of consumers rushed to Sephora for Anastasia’s eyebrow palettes, and other products that help achieve perfect brows. With the popularity of contouring, Anastasia released this contour kit. The Anastasia Contour Kit uses a variety of colored powders to achieve the contour look.

Purchase it Now: Light To Medium Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Pros: Powders are great for people with greasy skin or those who are prone to breakouts. This kit is less likely to clog your pores or cause additional breakouts. It’s also convenient, with all the powders you need placed neatly together in one kit.

Cons: It takes a person with contouring knowledge to be able to use this product and blend it properly. It requires a lot of time to blend the powders together to avoid that “dirty face” look.

Time & Skillset: High

Price: $40

Where to Find it: Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Anastasia of Beverly Hills

 

BareMinerals READY To Go Complexion Perfection Kit

BareMinerals is known for their light mineral-based makeup, which doesn’t leave the skin feeling heavy or cake-like. BareMinerals make up also contains SPF, and according to the brand provides anti-aging benefits. The BareMinerals Ready to Go Complexion Perfection Kit comes with everything you need to contour on-the-go including a brush. This palette is also more affordable compared to the Anastasia of Beverly Hills product. In terms of ease of use, I found it easier to contour with this palette. The kit comes with foundation and the brand’s famous “touch up veil” as well, which makes it easy to complete your look without a bag full of products.

Purchase it Now: Bare Minerals READY To Go Kit

Pros: Easier to use, all in one small bag, easy to transport on the go, better for your skin, and relatively inexpensive for all you get.

Cons: Takes several steps to achieve a full look, not a ton of product so you can run out quickly.

Time & Skillset: Medium

Price: $25 – $34

Where to Find it: Ulta, DermStore, bareMinerals, Sephora

Sephora contour pencilSephora Collection Highlight Lowlight Face Contour Duo

My personal favorite. After trying so many contouring products, I was relieved to find this two in one magic stick. This highlight lowlight face contour duo is so easy to use and blend. With this cream-based pencil you simply draw the contouring lines on your face and blend. Apply the highlight to add that contour glow. It’s simple to use, and very affordable.

Purchase it Now: SEPHORA COLLECTION Highlight Lowlight Face Contour Duo MEDIUM

Pros: Easy to use, takes 10 minutes to apply and blend, relatively inexpensive

Cons: It is a cream-based product, and can clog your pores. It’s important to wash your face at night when using this product.

Time & Skillset: Low

Price: $20

Where to Find it: Sephora, Amazon

Michelle McKinley is a journalist and digital marketer from Los Angeles, CA. She earned her Journalism degree from Pepperdine University, and has been writing for the web since 2003. She’s a life-long Disney fan who travels and writes about her experiences for fun.

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