Sunday, 11 January 2015

Drugstore Contour!






Nothing beats a contour and highlight to brighten you up and feel a little sun kissed, even when there is no sun (we can all imagine it is a natural, beach glow right!) Thought I'd do a little post to show you a few of my favourite products which I use to contour and highlight, for an everyday natural look. So let's go and contour ...

Firstly - Sleek Contour Palette (Light) - This is such a beautiful palette and is great for starting your contour and highlighting skills. It has everything you need, bronzer, blush and highlighter and they are all lovely shades. I got the light palette, which is a medium toned palette and is really natural and easy to use, definitely been a drugstore favourite the past couple of months.

Loreal True Match Powder (C7 nut brown) - This product I purchased in the U.S but I'm sure you can purchase this online! I really like using a powder as a contour, I find it super easy to blend and the colour and texture is natural and perfectly matte. I love the true match range so I picked up this product to have a try and love it, but other powders will give the same effect, if they have a shade right for your skin tone (This is a medium brown - so not to dark. Try matching it close to a bronzer you may have used to find the right colour for you!)

Topshop Highlighting Powder (Sunbeam) - I know this isn't really one you can get in a drugstore, but it is so affordable and lasts such a longtime, so I thought it was only right I include it in this post. It is the most lovely golden shade and I use it as a highlight on the cheekbones or even as a eyeshadow or brow highlight! It has a great pigment so a little goes a long way, I use this often and it looks as good as new, even after months of use! Lovely with a tan or if you want a strong highlight!

Real Techniques Contour Brush - I got this brush in the Core Collection brush set and it is perfect! It's a nice tapered brush which is perfect for precision, especially if you want to contour the nose or create really defined cheekbones. Juts use a powder or blending brush to get rid of those harsh lines and your good to go!

A few little tips/suggestions when using these products:

Contour

Sweep your chosen bronzer across:

  • Cheekbones (very lightly, add more layers for a more sculpted look!)
  • Temples
  • Jawline
  • Along sides of your nose 
Highlight

  • Along the top of the cheekbones
  • Onto the bridge of the nose
  • Onto the brow bone
  • On the Cupid's Bow

Have you got any favourite drugstore, contour and highlighting products? Let me know! :)

6 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to pick up the Sleek contouring palette for ages, it seems so good!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. I love it, so quick and easy to use as well :)

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  2. Hey! love your blog and need to get my hand on that sleek palette hear so many good things about it, was wondering if you could check mine out and maybe f4f, just let me know over on my blog heleenakhela.blogspot.co.uk thanks xxx

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  3. What a lovely little blog post !!

    Had a great read !!

    Love your blog <3

    Check out my new post if you like http://myroutinesjade.blogspot.co.uk/ would love to see you over there !!

    Jade

    Have a great day

    xx

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    1. Aww thank you jade! I'm glad you like it! I will do :) x

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