Contouring is the biggest craze to hit the beauty industry in a while. It is a great way to create chiseled cheekbones and banish a double chin without going under the knife. However with so many products on the market – it is easy to look like Coco The Clown if you don’t know what you’re doing. But fear not- Belle About Town has found top five contouring products to help you look fabulous, and certainly not as if a toddler has drawn all over your face.
Beginners: If the thought of appling brown stripes across your face fills you with fear and you prefer to use a traditional blusher then Suqqu’s Ss14 Collection Balancing Cheeks,£38, is for you. Use the coral and pink shades together to add subtle height to your cheekbones. Buy it from www.selfridges.com
Powder: You don’t always need a special contouring kit as a good matt bronzer will help to achieve the look. I would recommend St Tropez Powder Bronzer, £20.50. This pressed powder matte bronzer comes in one adjustable shade. It applies sheer for when you want to add a sun kissed glow to your face. But can be reapplied for deeper colour under your cheeks to give extra definition. Buy it at www.selfridges.com
Cream: If you want a product that is very bendable and allows you to build up colour slowly then go for RMS Beauty’s Buriti Bronzer, £25. This ultra-sheer cream formula is made with wild crafted Buriti Oil. The pot may look small but you only need a little bit to achieve the appearance of naturally glowing, sun-kissed skin or contoured cheeks without the fake finish. Buy it at www.veryexclusive.co.uk
Red Carpet: To add a 3D effect to your face then use the Pro Series Contour Kit by Anastasia Beverly Hills, £39. Every beauty guru worth her salt has been praising this palette of six sculpting and highlighting powders. With both matte and satin textures, the pro palette is perfect for emphasising your cheekbones, nose and jawline. Although a heavy contour look is too much for a normal day at work – it does look amazing for a special night out. Buy it at www.cultbeauty.co.uk
Budget: If you do not want to spend a fortune to achieve the classic contour look then use Barry M’s Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit, £6.49. The travel-sized palette includes a light powder to highlight, a bronzer to warm, and a dark powder to sculpt for a perfectly enhanced appearance. Buy it at www.boots.com