Thursday, 7 May 2015

Best High-Street Contouring Products Under £10!













Hi beauties! Today I'm going to be talking about contouring. As we step out of Autumn/Winter, contouring is becoming replaced with more glowing, dewy skin kind of contouring. Nonetheless, many of us, including myself, just can not let go of the "perfectly chiseled" look. I love making my nose look slimmer, cheek bones higher, and my face more oval. And to do that, I've been using these two staple holy grail products that won't break your bank!

The first product I'm going to talk about is the cream contour/concealer kit. I bought this for about £2 on ebay. It is unbranded and I can sense a lot of you would be disgusted by buying makeup on ebay. I admit, ebay is tricky when buying products like this because you don't really know the quality of what you're buying. But for £2 I thought... why not give it a try? And I am so glad I did! This palette has a really strong colour pay off, comes with multiple shades - which is great when you run out of a shade because you can mix the others to make the shade! It blends like a dream and has not caused any break-outs on my oily complexion. I also use it as a concealer under my eyes and for colour correcting. Honestly, it gives me the best results when it comes to covering my dark circles. This product just highlights to me that brands are great, and high end brands sometimes make us feel better just because it's a super-lush brand, but sometimes, and I find this a lot in high-street brands, expensive is not always better, and cheap is not always cheap in quality. I would say the concealing power of this palette matches that of my MAC Studio Finish concealer. The only thing is the packaging. The packaging is light and plastic, so it does feel flimsy. But I've had it for a couple of months and I throw it in and out of my makeup stash all the time, and it's still working with all the hinges in tact! But I don't mind sacrificing packaging for an affordable quality product!


That palette is thus the first step to my contour routine. Then I powder all my cream products with a translucent powder, and then I use my Sleek contour palette, which is in powder form, to add more depth and highlight to my face. I rarely use the blush that comes in the palette, but the contour powder and the highlight is a dream. The bronzer is a beautiful deep brown, that is not orange on the skin. I hate orange bronzers as sometimes they don't show on my skin, or they make me look like an umpa lumpa. This brown is therefore perfect for more Mediterranean skin tones. There is a lighter palette available for those that are more pale. I generally just use this to emphasise my cheek bones a bit more, and my nose. Then I use the highlighter only down the centre of my nose, and on the tops of my cheeks to catch the sunlight, which it does so beautifully. I absolutely adore these two products and I use them both almost everyday. The powder also buffs out like a dream, so you can have it subtle or dramatic depending on preference. A little goes a long way, too. So you won't be running out any time soon!

What products do you use to contour? Leave a comment!

Shreya x

Sleek Palette: £9.99
Cream Contour Palette: £2-£3


5 comments :

  1. I use the NYX blush in taupe but I've wanted to try the sleek palette for ages x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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    1. The sleek palette is truly amazing! Worth much more than it's price. I hope you do give it a try :) x

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  2. I think I have the same unbranded palette but with 8 foundations to choose from. Very useful in contouring.

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    1. I absolutely love it for contouring!

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  3. i tried the deborah bronzer in shade 3

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