Thanks to Kim K, contouring is an everyday step in most women’s makeup routine. We have had an influx of contouring products and I for one find it quite difficult to find the perfect products. The struggle for the right tools and the perfect colour to match your skin tone is real!
I have come across just the product that has made me say, yes, I can do this too! Topshop Contour Cream (£9) combined with the Real Techniques Collector’s Edition Sculpting Set (£20.99) has been the answer to my prayers.
The Topshop Contour Cream in Swerve is the perfect shade to add definition to my rather un-sculpted face. It’s a cool toned brown colour that’s just dark enough to create shadows to the contours of my face without being too dark. The cream formulation allows me to build up colour without looking cakey and gives a natural finish. It is perfect for medium/olive toned skin tones. You can set the cream contour with a light dusting of powder, and it doesn’t move at all. For lighter skin, they have the shade Sweep; however I do feel they should have added more shades to the range to cater for more skin tones.
The Sculpting Brush from the Real Techniques Collector’s Edition Sculpting Set is the tool to create the perfect contour even a novice like me. It’s angled to fit the contour of your face; the brush haurs are dense enough to deposit colour to your skin yet it as the slight fluffiness so you can blend out the contour product. It’s absolute perfection! I am a little inept in using the fan brush, but I cannot believe I didn’t have the Setting Brush in my life! It‘s the best thing ever to apply concealer under your eyes and apply highlighter! I’m going to get a couple of backups because it’s versatile and I’d be lost without it!
What makes these the perfect products for creating a perfect contoured look? They’re easy to use, they do a lot of the work for you so you don’t have to, and you only need 3 affordable products!
What are your favourite contour products? Are you a fan of contouring? Share in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!
Some of these items have been sent to me for review purposes.