Contour and Highlight makeup.

Contouring: Sharpen your makeup knowledge

Contouring is one of the most fashionable beauty trends there are right now, with celebrities swearing by it to give your face a sharper, more defined look. However, there are so many types of contouring products out there that it’s hard to pick one that’s best suited for you, so here’s the definitive guide that you’ll need to pick out what’s suitable for your skin type.

Oily Skin:

Those with oily skin should steer clear of cream products as they tend to shift more easily through the day, especially when you have oily skin. Cream products also tend to “cake” onto oily skin and that’s not the kind of makeup anyone wants. Powder contour products would be a much better choice, as they would also help mattify the skin on top of staying in place.

A good powder product would be the highly raved Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit if you’re looking for something more high end. However, a really effective dupe would be the Australis On Tour Powder Contouring and Highlighting Palette for a much smaller price and for almost the same effect.

Dry Skin:

For those with a dry skin type, cream foundations would be perfect for you! Since your skin is dry, it provides the greatest base surface for the cream foundations not to shift. It’ll also provide a form of moisture that your skin needs and it won’t accentuate patchy spots like powder contours will.

A good cream contour can come in two forms, either in a palette or in a stick form. Palettes offer a wider range than sticks so this would be a better choice for you if you haven’t decided what shades you prefer. A wonderful palette to invest in would be Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit, but for those on a budget, the E.L.F. Cream Contour Palette would be a great swap for it’s extremely low price.

Stick contours can be so much faster and easier to bring around, so it’ll probably be good to invest in a handy one like Lancome’s “Le Duo” Contour and Highlight Stick which you can use to blend on the go with your favourite Beauty blender. This can prove to be a bit on the luxury or high-end side, so NYX’s Wonder Stick would work really well for you if you’re tight on a budget.

Hopefully, this article on contouring has managed to sharpen your makeup knowledge, and edged you a little closer to trying out your hand at the contouring trend.


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