Friday, 21 August 2015

Beauty | Venturing Into the Mad World of Contour | Seventeen Contour Kit - Fair

Hello world and Happy Friday to you all! Got any plans for the weekend? I'm so late to this game that contouring has moved on and given way to strobing but hey ho, there we go. I think we all have Kim K to thank for all girls to want a bit of contour including myself, but to be frank - I was a little scared of it.. Will I look too bronze? Please say I've blended it all and buffed it out.. So to start off into this mad world of contouring, I picked up this little kit while perusing the aisles of Boots.

Seventeen Contour Kit - Fair |

This little kit is the super affordable (retailing at GBP5.99) Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit in Shade Fair and the price tag was probably the main thing that made me pick this up. Yes I wanted to venture into the world of contouring but I didn't want to pay a silly price for something I could potentially not end up liking or use. The kit is a basic palette of two shades in a pressed powder format - a lighter highlighting shade and a darker bronzer shade both in matte shades - effectively the two shades you'll use to contour around your face. A great thing about this is also the packaging. It's encased in a plastic matte hard case and such dinky sized, you can throw it in your make up bag without it taking too much room up. It also comes with a massive mirror inside for top ups on the go.

Inside, you'll find a little guide on where to contour on your face if you're new to this game like me. Use the bronzer shade on the lower parts of your face i.e. your jawline and chin area, near your hairline, the sides of your noses and along your cheekbones. These areas of your face sits lower than your other features and you want to create an illusion of a shadow on your face. Brush I'm loving for this? Real Techniques Contour Brush. Does the job and super affordable too.

This is then followed by brightening your face up so your highlighter makes its presence known here. Place the highlighter lightly and sparingly on your forehead, down the central part of your nose, just above your cupid's bow on your lips, and on the upper part of your cheeks. You will look a little funny and looks like you've just applied make up better suited for a clown but laugh it all off, get a buffing brush or your beauty blender and buff it all out!

The thing I love most about make up is how experimental it all is. You can try, try and try again and practise definitely makes perfect. Once you've become comfortable with it, you can move onto cream formulas, different colour correction tones and create your "contour clown face" like a pro.

Now ... better catch up and try out strobing...

Seventeen Contour Kit - Fair |

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