One of my favorite categories! Contour really makes a difference and the right tone and shade for your skin tone is the most important thing. Hence, my recommendations of shades are geared towards my skin tone: fair-light, neutral. Hence, your shade in these products may be different! I’ll include purchase links to the products clicking on the photos. Now without further a due…
Contour is life:
This is everything you need when you travel. Eyeshadow, highlight, and contour all in one! Kevin Aucoin gets contour shades so right! Contour should look like your natural shadows of your face–it’s not bronzer/warm-toned! I am really getting into creme contour so this book has both! A plus is the creme highlight, which pretty much is Dominique Cosmetic’s skin gloss. Both the creme contour and highlight blend evenly and smoothly so it doesn’t emphasize texture. The contour powder is full size in the book, which usually as a single costs $44, when this book full price is $60 (but on sale on Amazon for $45 say what!) . Insane deal, do not buy the singles.
I bought this when I went to South Korea last year. I bought one and tried it on when I got back to the Airbnb. Next day, bought 2 more. Absolutely stunning. This was definition of my “natural shadows” shade. If you are fair, fair-light and neutral or cool toned this is amazing for you. I mainly used this now as nose contour because I am savoring them, but then again, these are sooooo affordable!!! Ride or die.
This is a really great affordable contour stick/creme! The thickness of the stick is great for precise application. Blends smoothly and a little goes a long way!
The rare times I decide to be warm-toned:
I am not really a bronzer person because I do not like looking warm-toned and would rather stay more neutral, especially to match the rest of my body, haha. I don’t recommend contour and bronzer palettes for personal use because it is a waste when you can’t use a third or other half of the shades.
I don’t know if its the nylon ingredient that makes it so smooth, soft-focused, and buildable. Its a wonderful neutral bronzer that isn’t super warm. Its buildible that even lighter skin tones can use this. If you are light-medium this definitely is perfect for you too!
I actually have the minis of both light and medium shades. I find the light shade only works if you are fair or fair-light. I love these because they blend well and they smell sooooooo good! I have these minis for years and its crazy they barely have a dent in them. Great for travel and can double as eyeshadow.
That wraps up my recommendations! I gave a hint hint that tomorrows post will talk more about highlighters (so excited!), so stay tuned tomorrow! For updates when I post follow my blog via WP account or email and my IG @thekaiserkaren!