Contouring is hotter than ever, so it’s no wonder there are so many contouring palettes on the market.
To do a contouring makeup, start by applying a regular foundation on the face. It is best to use a brown-gray color to get the matte shade. It should be about two to three shades darker than your skin tone.
Shade the area you want to reduce or deepen. Common areas are under the cheekbones, temples, and sides of the nose.
You should use a narrow brush specially designed to shade with because it certainly does not look like you put on a bronzer. This way you build a face shape with the help of shadows.
You emphasize or reduce different areas of the face to get the optimal face shape. The most important trick is to get the shade in exactly the right place.
After applying foundation, use a good concealer to hide dark areas on the face. There may be dark circles under the eyes, blisters, and superficial blood vessels.
Then start with the darkest shade in your contour kit and create shadows. Apply it where you want shadows, such as the jawbones, jawline, and temples.
If you want a narrower nose, use the shadows on the side of the nasal bone. If you want to emphasize your mouth, you can also use shadow technology around the mouth and around the amorphous arch.
Finally, apply a loose powder that is transparent. Be generous here and put on a lot. Do not forget to apply on the neck so that the difference between face and neck does not become too sharp.
As a finishing touch, apply a little bronzer to give a sun-kissed finish to your face. In fact, more difficult than this, it does not have to be to put on a really good contouring.
However, it is important that you really take the time to practice some for the more you practice, the more beautiful the results will be and you can finally get that really cool Kim Kardashian look.
There are lots of palettes in the makeup shelves, but which one is really best? We have tested.
Contour kit from NYX
Number of shades: 8
The NYX palette has eight shades – four for shading and four highlighters. The does the job nicely and lightly under the cheekbone, and it doesn’t take much work to get it right. The highlighter has a nice glow and is visible at once. Just be sure to blur the sharp edges! The kit is suitable for those who have little experience of contouring.
MakeUp Revolution contour palette
Number of shades: 8
The counting kit from Revolution also consists of a total of eight colors – four dark and four light. It has a lot of pigment in it so it must be easy on the hand to avoid sharp edges. Even the brightest highlighter has a lot of pigment and cannot be missed when in place.
We recommend this palette for those who are very used to contouring. It can be tough to use for a beginner.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit is available in three shades, and I have the brightest of them – Light to Medium. The palette contains six powder pans made for contouring. Two pink-toned highlighters (one matte and one shimmery), and one matte yellow-toned, two matte, warm bronzers, and one matte, cold shade made for shading.
Luxury contour kit from GloMinerals
Number of shades: 4
A relatively small palette – with two colors for shading and two for highlighting. It is a mineral makeup, which means it is nicer to the skin and that you can wear it in the sun without risking being stained. There is less pigment in this palette, which means you have to work a bit more to get the color, unlike the other two.
This palette is perfect as a first-time palette as it does not have such sharp lines. In the lid, you also see a guide on how to contour.
The Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette
The Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette comes in one design and includes two mattes (one pink and one yellow), two shimmery (one pink and one white) highlighters and four bronzers where three are matte and one shimmery. Here, too, the shades vary slightly – one of the mats is really cold to imitate a natural shade.
Jane Iredale Great Shape Contour Kit
Jane Iredale will not disappoint you with this great contour kit they have created. Here you can work out your face shape in the most notable way and get results that look directly professional.
If you want a kit that has the opportunity to give you really good results, then choose this! There are also two different shades, so you will definitely get what you want.