Contouring has been the biggest trend of 2014, 2015 and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere in 2016. Especially now another ‘drugstore’ brand has entered the contour kit arena.
This month, No7 has launched their Beautifully Defined Contour Kit, priced at a bargain £12.50.
Featuring a matte contour shade and an ever-so slightly shimmered highlight shade, these powders feel finely milled and blend well. Packaged in a similar way to all No7 compacts, the Contour Kit includes a mirror and is the perfect size for a handbag favourite.
Now, No7 recommend using their own angled Contour brushes, but perosnally I prefer using a domed shaped brush for contour and a fluffy number for highlighting. Therefore I selected my Illamasqua and Crown favourites, which worked a treat.
Applied over my favourite Make-up Forever Ultra HD foundation, I buffed my contour shade into hollow of cheekbones, temples, under jaw and sides of nose.
The key to contouring is BLEND BLEND BLEND! We don’t want to see stripes rememeber! Contouring should appear like a natural shadow NOT a badly applied brown make-up!
Once I’m happy with my blended contour, its time toi highlight! Tops of cheekbones, down the nose, cupids bow, tear duct and brow bone are all my highlighting habits. Just enough to brighten a dull complexion, without looking OTT. Because this highligher is on the sublte scale, it’s great for oilier complexions like mine. Shimmery shades on a shiny t-zone is never a good look!
I’m really happy with the finished look- but you definitelty need to be soft handed. These powders are really pigmented, which is a great feature, but can lead to an instagram worthy look.
Which contour kits do you rate?