Let’s face it best contouring kit is difficult. Its sounds super technical too, with dark brown and grey looking shade, it is are awfully frightening! Having steaks and lines wiped along your face is daunting and just scary. So we have chizzled down the best contouring products in 2021, easy contouring kits that have everything all in one place for you, so you don’t have to worry about a bad contour day!
Contouring combined with dewy skin and gorgeous eye makeup is enough for you to be to take on the world! When your makeup is on fleek, you become automatically in boss mode, then you do most and the perform the best.
Before we get into a the Best Contouring products lets see the difference between Bronzer and Contouring products? Are they the same?
When you compare the two products side by side they literally look the same and its difficult to see a difference between the two. But the rule of thumb is that the contour shade is always matte and the bronzer shade has a shimmer or sparkle to it.
The purpose of the contouring shade is that this matte shade creates shadows when applied in certain areas and adds structure to your face. Contouring also creates depth and dimension. However the use of a bronzer differs as this product is there to add shimmer, glow and warmth to the face.
Heres a quick guide to the Best Contouring products in 2021:
- The Best Drugstore Contouring Kit – Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder by E.L.F
- The Best Natural Looking Powder Contour – NYX Professional Makeup Matte Body Bronzer
- The complete works – Heavy contouring like a Boss! – ICONIC London Multi Use Cream Contour Palette – Drugstore Cream contour alternative: Sleek MakeUP Cream Contour
- The Best Nose contouring products – We love the Sleek MakeUP Face Form Contour Palette
- The Best bronzer for complimenting your contour – Too Faced Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer
- The Best face contouring kit – Ultra Contour Palette by Revolution
- Best concealer for contouring – Conceal & Define Supersize Concealer
- The Best contouring products for Pale skin – Jolly Dim Makeup Contour & Glow Set – Highlighter & Bronzer
- Best contouring products for Light Skin – Anastasia Beverly Hills – Contour Kit
- Best contouring products for Medium or tanned Skin – NYX Professional Makeup, Highlight and Contour Cream Pro Palette
- Best contouring products for Dark Skin – Illamasqua Gel Sculpt
- The Best Brushes and tools for Contouring – E.l.f. Buffing Foundation Brush
Where to Apply your contour?
Contour is applied the outer perameters of your forehead, along your jawline, from your ears and across your cheek bones. You can also apply your contour along the side of your nose too, to give you that slender, sleek and snatched look! YAAS! Selfie ready….
The Best Drugstore Contouring Kit
Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder by E.L.F
£2.91 – £10.99
A gorgeous twin compact that comes with a matte brown shade and a subtle pink blush. The contouring powders are soft to the touch and to blend them is no work at all. This E.L.F contouring brush and contouring powder are also nicely pigmented so you only need a gentle amount, when applying this be sure to build this product up on your cheeks a small it at a time.
This product comes in three shades fabulous shades: the light (the shade Fiji), medium (St Lucia) and dark shade (Turks Caicos). Definitely worth buying if your a beginner to contour or your just checking it out!
The Best Natural looking Powder Contour
NYX Professional Makeup Matte Body Bronzer
Matte, none shiny and a bronzy shade! It’s the Best powder contour you can get. It can also be used on the body and decolletage area for the complete glow up. It comes in a variety of shades to complement your skin tone. In order of light to dark, the colours range from the shades Light, Medium, Dark Tan, Deep Tan and Deep. The best thing about these bronzers are they can be used to build a light natural looking contour, they add a sense of warmth to the face and a subtle shadow to the cheekbones. If you are looking for a naturally sculpted look then this is the product for you.
The complete works – Heavy contouring like a Boss!
ICONIC London Multi Use Cream Contour Palette.
If you want a sharp, snatched contour then definitely opt for a cream contour like this Iconic Multi-use cream contour. This cream contour it is thicker in consistency and is more pigmented in colour pay off in comparison to powder contour. However be careful when you are blending this one out, you will need to ensure you have a damp sponge at hand and some muscles! If you want to take your contour to the next level pack on some powder contour on top to really elevate the dimensions. You can get this same palette in Powder from too. You will become a photogenic queen. Get ready to take those viral selfies!
A great drugstore alternative to the ICONIC London Multi-Use contour palette is the Sleek MakeUP Cream Contour.
starting from £7.85 to £10.99
They have an array of colours. They range from Light, Medium, Ivory, Dark and Extra Dark. These shades have a varied number of tones and warmth within the contour pallets. Velvety and silky texture, super easy to blend and very affordable too.
The Best Nose contouring products
When it comes to contouring your nose, you definitely need to be little on the careful side, this is because you do not want to look like you have a muddy nose! Sometimes placing the contour in the wrong areas may mis-shape your nose or make it look bigger than it actually is.
The Sleek palette comes with everything you need, it’s a one stop shop.. It has a non matte bronzer (contour shade), a slightly shimmery shade and a bronzer with shimmer. So you can use the non matte bronzer to apply your nose contour, then add some shimmer down the centre of your nose and then add some to the tip of yours nose too. Then finally go in with some shimmery bronzer all over the contoured areas of your face to make your face look super gorgeous and tanned! This palette comes in an array of colours. Fair, Light, Medium, Multicoloured and Dark.
How To contour your nose?
Where to apply you Contour and how to contour on your nose? Here is a diagram to show you exactly where you apply the powder or cream contour to your nose.
The Best Bronzer for complimenting your Contour
Too Faced Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer
This bronzer is elite! It is perfect to compliment your contour and to apply all over the face for a complete glow. It has a gorgeous shimmery iridescent glow, not too over powering and does not look muddy at all! Also how stunning is the packaging?! I mean just imagine that on your vanity, the excitement and joy of opening this badboy up. Go and take a look at the Too Faced Chocolate Gold Soleil Bronzer too, the packaging is to die for!
The Best contouring kit for face
Ultra Contour Palette by Revolution
This 8 piece combo set is insane value for what you get. Three different matte contour shades, so you can experiment with the intensity of your contour. A selection of three baking shades for under the eyes and two stunning shades for highlighting the key features of your face. This combination of eight shades is the complete set for enhancing your contouring and sculpting. Its definitely a winner!
Best concealer for contouring
Conceal & Define Supersize Concealer by Revolution
24 shades of Concealer, fit for shaping and lifting your features! Super creamer and this size is jumbo too so you get three times the amount of product you normally would. Blend with a synthetic brush or a damp beauty blender for the best application. You can also use this concealer to contour all you have to do is go three shades up and for highlighting go 1-2 shades lighter than you natural skin tone.
The thick chubby wand makes it super easy to apply the product, it disperses the concealer in one swoop. A must-have if you’re about to beat that face!
The Best contouring kit for Pale skin
Jolly Dim Makeup Contour & Glow Set – Highlighter & Bronzer
Gorgeous and natural looking contour just right for pale skin. It has got a subtle and soft brown shade, to chizzle out and define those cheekbones. The palette is compact and perfect for on the go. It also comes with a subtle highlighter too with a precious shimmer to finish off the contoured look for pale skin.
Best contouring products for Light Skin
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Contour Kit
OMG this kit is a show stopper! It broke the internet and is probably is the most used pallete in the world. This contour kit is the best kit for light skin. It comes in 6 different shades. Three of which can be interchangeably used as bronzers too. What is great is that the bronzer in the middle of the pallete has a faint and soft grey undertone. This can be worked into the deeper hollows of your cheeks to give you maximum contoured impact, without involving too many different products.
The banana (middle yellow toned shade) is so complimentary with setting your concealer to give you that flawless, you can then top off with some blusher to give you the most prettiest dewy look.
Best contouring products for Medium or tanned Skin
NYX Professional Makeup, Highlight and Contour Cream Pro Palette
This palette is every girl’s dream. It comes in 8 different tones and shades. This best contouring kit palette is perfect for tanned skin. The contour shades have deep and rich undertones that really compliment any medium to olive skin tones. Each shade will give you a hue and add that definition. The highlighting shades will lift and accentuate your features. For what you get at the price overall it’s a great all-rounder palette, you cant really go wrong. You can get this palette in a cream set or powder form.
Best contouring products for Dark Skin
Illamasqua Gel Sculpt
A unique and innovative contouring gel which comes in handy twist-up tube, perfect for on the go. This gel comes in three beautiful best contouring kit shades good for Dark Skin. The shades are Outline, Shadow and Silhouette. When using this product it’s best to warm the product on the back of your hands first. This way you can pick up the product using a brush or a sponge and gradually apply this on your face, one step at a time.
If you apply the product directly on your face you may struggle with blending this out, (if you’re a pro we see you – go and do that!) By gradually applying the product its super risk-free and you are in total control of the application! Therefore no harsh lines and no contour down to your jaws – its all in tact and SNATCHED!
The Best Brushes and tools for Contouring
When it comes to contouring it’s all about making sure that contour is blended to perfection. We don’t want those harsh lines or that muddy look either!
E.l.f. Buffing Foundation Brush
The best Brush for blending out your contour, is this synthetic one, it is tapered in a dome shape to hug those hollows of your cheeks. It blends and blurs out harsh lines in seconds and evenly buffs out the product without much effort. It sleek and slender shape makes it super easy to hold and makes your job even easier to blend. Leaving you with stunning chizzled cheeks.
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