Top 5 Contouring Makeup Products

Contouring and highlighting have become the “it” thing in the makeup world recently. It is a great way to highlight features and make your face stand out. There are a lot of different products and techniques that you can find. We reviewed the best contouring kits for both beginners and pros. These kits range from just a little shading under the cheekbones to a fully contoured and highlighted face.

Check out our contouring products review below!

1. Clinique Contour Stick

This kit comes with 2 easy to use sticks: Curvy Contour and Hefty Highlight. Use the matte brown contouring stick under your cheekbone and the pink highlighter right above. Blend with your fingers or a makeup sponge. The Clinique set is great for those that are getting into contouring, or who just want a simple way to define.

2. Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Face Palette

This 2 in 1 cream palette is super blend-able, long-lasting, and lightweight with a smooth and natural finish. The 2 shade combinations blend to match every skin tone. Use the highlighters to enhance features, contour to minimize features, add a little shimmer, and some blush for some color. a quality brand that has a 2 in one finish.


3. Laura Mercier Flawless Contouring Palette

This kit comes with 3 contouring shades that have great undertones and 2 highlighters. The cream formula blends easily for a natural look. The palette comes with step-by-step instructions so you don’t have to guess. These matte shades cover a wide range of skin tones and the creamy formula is easy to use for many people.

4. Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette

Kat Von D’s contouring kit uses shadows and light to create dimension. This palette comes with 6 unique shades: 3 highlighters and 3 powders. It is all matte so if you do not want any shimmer at all, this is the kit for you. The kit comes with an insert with instructions illustrated by Kat Von D. The case also comes with a decent sized mirror in case you need to do any contouring on the go.


5. NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette

This palette is for the contouring expert. It comes with 8 different highlighting and contouring shades. The powders are soft and really easy to blend. Each of the pots are refillable, which is great if you start to favor one shade more than the others. The NYX kit is also affordable compared to some of the other contouring kits. The variety of shades offers a great range for color combinations. It lasts all day paired with primer.

You don’t need to be a reality TV star to get a great contour. All of these kits will do it for you, no matter your skill level. Even if you don’t want to add a whole other step to your makeup routine, just brushing a little bit of contour and highlighter on can really add to your look and won’t take very long. Or if you are looking to up your contouring game, try one of the palettes to experiment with different shades and tones.

No matter what you decide, you will look gorgeous!


Written by Amanda Blain

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