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?