Contouring has been all the rage for the past six months and despite ‘strobing’ now being the technique everyone is loving I’m still really enjoying exploring contouring. There have been some stellar product releases to compliment the trend and I’ve found some firm favourites.


1. Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palette
Okay so this guy is really new to me but I find with powder products it’s really easy to get a grasp on their performance quite quickly. I use the shade light and the bronzer is really fantastic for paler skintones. I do think it’s quite easy to go overboard with this one so definitely make sure you’re tapping off your brush and building it up really slowly! As for the highlighter I find them both a little too chunky and glittery but I would purchase these alone for the bronzers!


2. Napoleon Perdis The Ultimate Contouring Palette 
I’ve mentioned this before as a firm favourite in my collection and it still is. The tone of the bronzer is quite cool so it allows you to create the shadow in a very natural way. It’s smooth, very bendable and not overly pigmented which I prefer because then it’s easier to build up. The blush and highlight included are also STUNNING and make this palette a gorgeous travel-friendly option.. Perfect if you don’t want to buy all separate products but still want to be able to test out the whole contour/blush/highlight combo.


3. Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Stick in ‘Bronzing Glow’
I spoke about this just last week as one of my favourite products of the moment and I’ve been using this one everyday. I find creams very easy to work with when it comes to contouring and they give a more natural appearance. My face is quite large so I like to apply a cream on the daily and opt for a powder when I want something super defined for a special event. This is my everyday pick and the tone is just perfect. It’s easy to blend and gives the skin a nice glow – I’m pretty much obsessed! It’s only $30 so really reasonable too.



4. Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation in #330 
I’ve included this as a budget option in terms of cream contouring products but you do need to be careful with it!! It can become slightly orange if you apply too much. My tip is too apply to the back of your hand then dab your brush of choice into the product rather then draw directly onto the skin. This guy is bendable, lasts well and gives the skin a natural contour if you apply it with care. My pick of the two is of course the Laura Mercier but if you’re just dipping your toes into contouring then this is a great option.


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    The Laura Mercer stick sounds amazing!!!! I’m all for a cream contour these days so I defo need to check this one out! Kevyn Aucoin creamy glow duo is ma fav!!!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com

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    I’ve heard so much about the LM stick but I’m so used to powder that I’m not sure I could make the jump! It does look easier to use though.


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    I’ve been loving the Napoleon Contour palette for a year now and I took travelling last year. Awesome product! I don’t want to use up the contour shade! I think I might have to get some of the new Maybelline products now!

    xo Kat @ Katness

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    Fab post, I have to agree contouring is something I love to explore and try new techniques :) I’ve been quite intrigued by the Maybelline Contouring palette as it looks so easy to use and I love that it’s great for paler skintones :) Just sucks to hear the highlighter doesn’t sound too great but love the sound of the bronzing side. I really love Nars Laguna for bronzer and the No7 Cream Highlighter Stick for highlighter :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    I bought NYX HD Blush in Taupe, and it’s a very cool toned brown that’s perfect for contouring. I typically just use a warm bronzer on a daily basis.

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    Ever since you mentioned the Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Stick I can’t stop thinking about it! I’d love to try Maybelline’s new duos also. I think I’m slightly obsessed with contouring products though, I am always open to trying new ones! I’ve been loving the Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette and the Smashbox Contour Trio!

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net

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      It does look shimmery in the tube but when you apply it on the face you can’t notice it… I feel like it just gives a really lovely glow to the skin.

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