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Friday, 29 January 2016

My Current Favourite Contour & Highlight Products

Now there is no denying that there are a heck of a lot of people on the contour and highlight bandwagon, including myself. I don't go all Kim Kardashian with my contour and highlight, however I do like to use a selection of products to put some shape and dimension back into my face after applying foundation, creating a subtle glowy look. I often like to switch up the products I use for this part of my makeup routine, so here's the lowdown on my current favourite contour and highlight products.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer // Let me tell you about my new staple product for contouring. It's the perfect shade of brown, not too orange toned and not too muddy brown, plus its matte formula means its great for creating sculpted and defined looking cheekbones. This bronzer blends so perfectly and even though it is pigmented, it is buildable, so you can create a subtle contour which is what I tend to go for, or if you prefer to create a stronger look you can do so. To apply this product, I use my Real Techniques Contour Brush, which is my favourite brush to use for contouring because the tapered bristles fit perfectly into the hollows of my cheekbones. I also go ahead and apply this product to my temples and my jawline to give my face some more structure. (Also, sorry that the brush doesn't look very clean in the photo, I'd just used it and it is very well loved, haha!)

Revlon Highlighting Palette in Rose Glow // I've loved this product for quite some time now and it is probably a product I will continue to repurchase. It's the perfect product for giving a fresh shimmery glow to the cheeks with a touch of pink. I tend to swirl my brush around the whole palette to create a look that combines both the pink shades and the pearly shimmery shades, which is definitely what I would recommend you do as all of the shades compliment each other beautifully. If I'm not in the mood for a sun-kissed bronze highlight look, this is the product I use instead and it never fails to look good. I've done a more in depth review of this product which you can read here.  

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle // This product and I have a bit of a love affair going on to say the least. I lusted over it for ages, then I very luckily received it as a Christmas present and I was so excited to start using it. I've used this product pretty much every day since Christmas and it has quickly become one of my favourite highlight products hands down. It's so beautifully pigmented and I cannot begin to describe how gorgeous it looks on the tops of the cheekbones, ahhh so pretty. I just know the peachy golden beautifulness of this product will be perfect for wearing later in the year throughout the summer months too, so this one will probably stay in my highlight faves for quite some time.

Benefit High Beam // If I'm wanting a dewy pearl pink glow to the cheekbones, Benefit's High Beam has got my back. This product really works at making my cheekbones pop, and who doesn't want that, right? I tend to apply this product by dotting a little bit (less is definitely more) onto the tops of my cheekbones, then go ahead and blend it in with my ring finger. Whilst it is great on its own as a liquid highlight product, it can be used as a base before applying a powder highlight product on top. For instance, I use it as a base for the Revlon Highlighting Palette. Both of these products are of a pearly pink tone, so I'd definitely recommend wearing them together - you won't be disappointed.

So, that's it! What are your current favourite contour and highlight products? 
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  1. I love the look of that shimmer brick - the shades look so pretty xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. It's such a pretty product isn't it! Would definitely recommend it xo

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  2. You're not the only one who's been loving Hoola!It's been my holy grail!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad someone else loves it as much as me! Definitely one of my new faves! x

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  3. I'm so with you on Mac's Soft & Gentle, it was the first highlighter I ever bought and it's still one of my favourites!

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    1. Aw I'm glad you like it! It's literally so beautiful, I know it will always be one of my favourites too! xo

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  4. Great post! I love High Beam and Hoola too. I haven't tried Mac Soft and Gentle or that Revlon Highlighting palette but they both look so stunning. Soft and Gentle has been on my wishlist for such a long time!xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww thank you lovely! Soft & Gentle was on my wishlist for ages too, every time I saw it at a MAC counter I just wanted it more and more! Would love to know what you think of it if you eventually try it out :) xo

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  5. Oh gosh, I used High Beam for all my highlight UNTIL I bought TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer. My life changed and highlighting game improved. I absolutely LOVE highlighting and I'm just starting out bronzing. I'll have to check out the Hoola Bronzer!

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin'

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    1. Ooo that sounds good, thanks for sharing! I love highlighting too I think it makes such an amazing difference to a makeup look. Yeah I'd definitely recommend the Hoola Bronzer, it's fab! xx

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  6. The end result looks amazing!! love it! I followed you on Google friend connect!!x

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    1. Awww thank you so much! Will check out your blog :) x

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  7. I love your blog! Im hooked already. I live for my benefit highlighter, really does the job x

    www.beckieeschle.com

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    1. Awww thank you so much Beckie! That really means a lot :) It's lovely isn't it, so glad you like it too! xo

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  8. All those products look gorgeous, especially that mac highlighter.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. The MAC highlighter is definitely one of my new faves! It's so gorgeous xo

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  9. I absolutely love all of these products! I've been meaning to try Benefit's Hoola, it looks lovely! And I NEED MAC's Soft and Gentle, I'm obsessed! xo

    McKenzie | therosynook.com

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    1. I would definitely recommend trying it, it's such a great bronzer! And you do need it, it's sooo gorgeous I can't emphasise it enough ahhh xo

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  10. THE MAC ONE LOOK SO GORGEOUS I WANT BUY IT JUST SO I CAN LOOK AT IT. The revlon one seems like a good cheap option too <3 Followed you on bloglovin

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    1. Isn't it just amazing! Haha I often admire it too, it's so pretty to look at - it sounds so weird but if you buy it you'll definitely see what I mean haha! You're right there, the revlon one is amazing would definitely recommend. Thank you lovely, will check out your blog xo

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  11. That highlight palette looks soo pretty! Benefit Hoola has been on my wishlist for ages now!xx

    www.lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. Isn't it just stunning! And I wanted it for so long too! If you ever end up purchasing it you definitely won't regret it, it's such an amazing bronzer xo

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  12. The Revlon palette seems beautiful. I'm a highlighter junkie haha!

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    1. It's so lovely, definitely a product I will continue to repurchase! Haha me too, I can't get enough of it! xo

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  13. You have the loveliest blog! I am a big fan of Benefit's high beam but I have yet to try the Hoola Bronzer! I have heard so many great things about it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Aw thank you so much! Would really recommend the Hoola Bronzer, it's fast becoming my new favourite bronzer ever! And you're so welcome xo

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  14. I need Soft & Gentle in my life! Everywhere I look lately, everyone is mentioning it. And I've yet to try Hoola, which seems somewhat criminal.

    I'm so frustrated with contouring lately. I just feel like I have dirt on my face, so I'm thinking of trying cream products next for a somewhat softer look. I just don't know where to start!

    Shanelle || SLovesAutumn

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    1. It's so gorgeous isn't it, you definitely need it in your life! I'd definitely recommend Hoola, I'm really getting into contouring at the moment and it's so easy to work with! Let me know how you get on and what products you try :) xo

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  15. I definitely need to try Benefit Hoola bronzer! I love Soft & Gentle too - it was one of my first MAC purchases and it's still one of my fave highlighters! x
    http://cocoamay.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You definitely do, it's amazing! I think it will continue to be one of my fave highlighters too, it's so gorgeous - I've definitely fallen in love with it! xo

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  16. Absolutely beautiful products without a doubt, liking your reviews & really glad I found your blog! xx adaatude.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much, that's so nice to hear! :) xo

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