Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Contouring essentials

Contouring can be a tricky procedure that is hard to get right. Half the battle is of course getting the perfect product that is especially designed to do the job.
 We have compiled a list of our favourite contours to help achieve that perfect bone structure.
 For tips on where you should be applying these products take a look at Sam's tutorial on the contour trend at the end.


M.A.C Pro Sculpting Cream
Cream contour products are much easier to blend as they melt into the skin.
Giving a natural sheer-medium coverage M.A.C sculpting creams have a superb range of colours to suit from the fairest to the darkest skin tones.
The six different shades go on as cream but dry to a powder finish. They can be used all over the face wherever a contour is needed.

£15.50 each and available in store and from www.maccosmetics.co.uk


 

Chanel Ombre Contraste in Notorious 

This sheer coverage contour powder is part of Chanel's limited edition collection Contrastes Essentiels de Chanel for Autumn/Winter 2012.
Beautifully packaged in a classic chanel mirrored compact with added small contour brush.
This domed matte powder has a grey/lilac tint and would be best used on skin tones ranging from light through to medium. Also amazing in the crease on they eye for a subtle smokey look.

Exclusively available from 21st Sepember 2012  in Chanel Boutiques, Harrods, Selfridges, John Lewis W1, House of Fraser Glasgow and Fenwick Newcastle.
Priced at £31.00


 

 Sleek Make-up Face Contour Kit

Sleek have three powder contour kits called light, medium and dark.
We have found the light and medium colours to be slightly orange for a good subtle contour however the dark kit is a great contour on darker skin tones.
Including a matte contour and an illuminating highlighter with a mirrored lid this is an affordable duo at £6.49.
Available from www.sleekmakeup.com



 

 

 Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium

This matte powder contour comes in a super slimline compact with small sponge.
The colour in medium is a mixture of brown, grey and red pigments designed to blend into the skin tones whilst creating a natural shadow.
Slightly more expensive at £34.00.
Available from www.spacenk.com






Illamasqua Cream pigment in Hollow and Delerium

Another cream contour that is great for a stronger matte contour and has the added benefit of being water resistant. The colour Hollow is a greyish soft tone that is a perfect contour for fair skin tones. Delerium is a deeper more plum colour that would be more suited to a deeper skin tone.

Priced at £17.00 and available from www.illamasqua.com
 
Hollow
 
Delerium


What are your best contouring products?

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26 comments

  1. Wonderful Post!! I love what contour does to the face!! Beautiful selection of products!

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  2. I adore the sleek contour kit but now I really want to try the MAC pro sculpting cream!

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  3. I love the Sleek Contour Kit and Illamasqua Cream Pigment xx.

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  4. This was really helpful!! I want to try out the Sleek Contour Kit!
    You look beautiful btw ♥ Thanks for the tips :)
    MissJammyxo

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  5. MAC blush in Harmony (NW15-20)

    Excellent post.

    www.emeconeme.blogspot.com

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  6. I love contouring my face and I really want to try MAC pro sculpting cream!

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  7. Wonderful! I just bought the darkest pro sculpting cream from MAC (I have dark skin) and it is amazing!! The Sleek one looks like it would be great, too. Thanks for this, girls!

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  8. Great selection here :)! Thanks for posting x

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  9. Both of those lovely cool-tones powder contours (perfect for pale skin) have been discontinued! Can you recommend a new product that is good? I love the absence of orange from them, and that they are so matte. Thanks!

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  10. I love this post, my wishlist is bigger now ;) thank you for sharing

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  11. "For tips on where you should be applying these products take a look at Sam's tutorial on the contour trend at the end."


    Where? I look like a badger. QUICK EMERGENCY PLEASE

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    1. Sorry, somehow the link was broken. Fixed now :)

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  12. Really wanna try the mac pro sculpting creams! :O :) xx

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  13. Is the Chanel Ombre Contraste in Notorious only available in the uk? I can't seem to find it online.

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  14. Love that you show/use products from all different price ranges. I must go check out those new MAC ones though. Great post x

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  15. I have the sleek kit and I love it, but I would love to try the cream contour by Mac! thanks for sharing

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  16. Great Post! Love when you do these informative posts. Never heard of the Mac Pro Sculpting Cream. Might have to try that out. I agree with you, the Sleek medium (which I use) does have an orangey tint to it. Thought I was imagining this. Lol xx

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  17. Great picks for contouring!!:) I love the sleek one because it is cheap, but it is an amazing product!:)

    beautythursday.blogspot.com

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  18. HELP i cant find Sam's tutorial on contouring!!!!

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    1. It's back, sorry about the broken link. x

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  19. I love this! I'm an aspiring make up artist and would love it if as many people as possible could show their support by liking my page on facebook. It would mean so much and help me in my dream to becoming a MUA.

    www.facebook.com/sheristewartmua

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  20. I'm completely obsessed with the Pro Sculpting Creams from M.A.C, they are amazing. The brush that they brought out from this range (number 163) is also FANTASTIC!!!!!! Makes the application even easier <3


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  21. I'm usually NC15 and am looking to find the right MAC contouring product with no frost. I was looking at the pro sculpting powder (not cream) and can't decide if the color Sculpt or Bone Beige would be best. Theres no MAC stores around me, so if you could help that'd be great :) love your vids!!

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  22. I'm usually NC15 and am looking for the right MAC contouring product with no frost. I was looking at the pro sculpting powder (not cream) and can't decide if the color Sculpt or Bone Beige would be best. There's no MAC stores around me so if you could help that'd be fantastic. Love your vids!!

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  23. I'm usually NC15 and am looking to find the right MAC contouring product with no frost. I was looking at the pro sculpting powder (not cream) and can't decide if the color Sculpt or Bone Beige would be best. Theres no MAC stores around me, so if you could help that'd be great :) love your vids!!

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