I am on a bit of a budget roll at the minute, I don’t know what has gotten into me…maybe the post Christmas poorness 🙂 This post is going to be about budget contour palettes, that I have and use in my makeup collection. Contouring has come such a long way in the makeup world, it used to be a drag industry secret and now most of us do some form of it on a daily basis. I know it’s not for everyone, but personally I love a bit of chiselling, anything to make my chubby chops look more defined 🙂
I chose 3 contour palettes to showcase in this post:
First up is the newest of the bunch, the Catrice Prime And Fine Professional Contouring palette.
This comes in different shades which is very handy, I have the colour 010 Ashy Radiance.
Ashy is the important word here, especially for paler skin. A powder with a grey undertone, creates more of a shadow so in theory looks more natural. I really like this palette. The highlighter is more on the subtle side, so good if you just want to add a hint of a glow to the cheekbones. The contour side is soft, pigmented and blends well in the skin.
Next up is the Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit
This is a little different as both of the shades in this contour palette are matte.
I like this take on it because the ‘highlight’ shade can double up as a setting powder for lighter skinned gals and then works as a subtle more brightening shade maybe under the eyes for darker skinned lovelies.
The contour shade is a little more on the warm side, so this would double up as an all over matte bronzer shade as well as getting away with being a contouring colour.
You can buy the Seventeen Define & Conquer palette in Boots and it costs €8.49, but they are always on special.
My last choice I think is my favourite and is the most pocket friendly of them all. The W7 Hollywood Bronze & Glow.
It bares a bit of a resemblance to a much more expensive contour palette, right? 🙂
This little duo resides in my handbag and it gets so much use. The contour shade does have a sheen and a warm undertone to it, but it’s soft and blends out really well on the skin so you can still get away with it for contouring. I adore the highlight shade. It’s a really pretty golden shimmer, not at all bitty or glittery. I use it on my cheekbones, on my lids even and it’s a lovely inner corner highlight too.
And the best part? It’s €3.75. Cara Pharmacy sell them online here
Three contour palettes for three decent prices. What do you think? Are you a contouring queen or not really into it? I’d love to know your thoughts.