I recently came across this face contouring palette after searching online for something simple to practise contouring with and thought I would share with you guys. I always see the most amazing make-up and to achieve some of the more dramatic looks, contouring is needed. I was a bit daunted at first with all these different ways and techniques so this really felt like the right thing to start with - a palette with everything you need to contour!
Placed at around the £10 mark and available in a variety of shades depending on your skin tone, the Sleek MakeUP contouring kit makes it super easy for beginners to achieve a mild contouring effect. I ordered mine online but I have seen this brand in superdrug (UK) so it's worth looking out for.
The palette contains a dark shade for contouring, a light shade for highlighting and depending on your skin tone, a blusher or bronzer to give off a healthy glow. I'm not a huge fan of blusher because most shades don't suit me at all but this looks so healthy and shimmery on my skin!
You will need at least two different sized brushes to apply the shades with, I'm just using a generic brand I bought in a set from eBay a while ago.
You are looking to apply a small amount of dark powder along the parts of your face you want to darken and make appear slimmer. For me I want my jawline and nose to be more defined - the trick is to apply gradually and build up colour to avoid the orangey-too-much-foundation look. It's easy to build up the colour, but very difficult to get rid of it. After defining the areas you wish, apply the highlighter along areas such as the nose & chin to reflect light. Then just apply your blusher as normal - there's about 10 different ways of applying blusher and I'm sure everyone has a preferred style.
and here is my final look! The contouring may not exactly be dramatic but I highly recommend this to beginners and anyone wanting to experiment with contouring their face. It can be really difficult to know were to start and for me this was a great introduction.