Sunday, 13 May 2018

Makeup Collection: Bronzers/Contour Products

Hello everyone!

I am really enjoying sharing my makeup collection with you all in this 'makeup collection' series, and I hope you are all enjoying them too. Today, as you can probably see from the title of this post, I am sharing all of my bronzers and contour products.

Smashbox Shape Matters Palette:
This palette isn't entirely contour shades but I wanted to include it in this post because that is what I mainly use it for. As you can see in the picture my palette is very dirty because I use it quite frequently. I do need to start using the eye shadows a bit more though, as they have been neglected since I got this palette! I haven't used the bronzer all that much from this palette but I love the contour shade so much and I have actually hit pan on it. It is the perfect cool toned shade for highlighting my face and blends out really beautifully too. I also want to point out how gorgeous the champagne highlighter shade is as well.

MUA Bronze & Sculpt Contour Kit:
I featured this contour kit in a drugstore haul a little while ago and I haven't really reached for it all that much since, if I'm honest. I have used the highlighter shades a few times because it is a nice shimmery champagne shade, but it is a little powdery and can look unflattering at times. The contour shade is nice and matte which is a must for any contour shade but it is a little too dark for my skin tone. My contour kit is the fair/light version so it is slightly worrying that it's still not the right shade for me personally!

Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit:
I don't actually own a lot of products from Barry M which is a surprise considering I have enjoyed most, if not all, products that I have tried from the brand. What I like about this is that there are two different contour shades depending on the desired intensity of your contour. I don't like, however, that the highlighter is matte. I suppose it could be nice to brighten the under eye area up but I would have loved there to be a nice shimmery highlighter in this so that I could take it travelling with me. The contour shades get a lot of use though, so I'm happy I like those! 

Maybelline Master Sculpt Contour Duo:
 If you like a contour which is more on the natural side then this duo is definitely your best friend! Whenever I do a more natural makeup look I like using this because the contour shade is buildable so you can have it as light as you want and it looks very natural too. The highlighter shade is shimmery but that too is also on the discreet side so it gives a lovely natural glow to the skin.

Korres Zea Mays Blush in Natural:
This next product is technically a blusher but I have been using it as a bronzer recently as it's a lovely light warm toned shade. It does have a slight shimmer to it which is why I don't use it for contour, but it warms up the skin beautifully and looks really natural which is always the look I go for with my bronzer.

Makeup Revolution Iconic Lights & Contour Pro:
I am all for affordable makeup so when I came across this Makeup Revolution contour palette a while ago now I was very happy that I had found a contour palette which I knew I could use over and over again without having to worry about the cost of repurchasing it, which cannot be said for some of my high end products. There is a great contour shade range in this palette as there are warm toned shades and cool toned shades, depending on what you like best. I love the two highlighter shades in this palette too as they have great pigmentation, and the two middle powders on the top row are great for brightening my complexion. 

Tropic Sculpting Palette:
At first glance you may notice that this trio looks very familiar, and that's because it's basically identical to the Sleek Face Form Trio's. I do like this trio because all of the powders are pigmented and blendable. The contour shade sculpts my cheekbones perfectly, the blusher is a gorgeous rosy shade and the highlighter is blinding on the cheekbones. I did receive this as a PR sample and I must say that I probably wouldn't repurchase it again because, although it's a great product, it's too similar to the Sleek Face Form and the Sleek trio is a lot more affordable. 

Nip + Fab Contour Palette:
I have already featured this palette regularly on my blog because it is a brilliant dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit. All of the shades in this palette are really soft and buttery, and they really compliment the skin. I am so glad I discovered this palette and I will definitely be getting a lot more use from this. 

Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette:
I do love my affordable makeup but you've got to admit that it's always nice to use high end products in your everyday makeup routine. I used this contour palette almost everyday last year because I loved it that much! I know that this palette is pricey but I don't know how I would cope if I completely used up all of the shades, so I'll definitely have to repurchase this at some point. 

Benefit Hoola Bronzer:
Hoola is probably the most loved bronzer in the beauty community, and I can totally see why! This bronzer warms the skin up and gives it a lovely bronze effect without looking muddy like some bronzers can. I have had this bronzer for quite some time and I haven't even hit pan yet because you really don't need to use that much product, so it's well worth the purchase.

L'Oreal Infallible Sculpt Cream Contour Palette:
I am not usually a fan of cream contour because I have oily skin and cream products tend to just slide around my face, but this is the one cream product that I will use. Both of the creams are a cream to powder formula so once they're blended out they do not budge at all, which is always a good thing when it comes to makeup. 

ELF Blush & Bronzer Duo in St. Lucia:
I love how this duo looks very similar to NARS duo's as it just makes the product feel a lot more high end. The blusher in this duo is such a pretty peach shade, and looks like a natural flush of colour when applied to the apples of the cheeks. The contour shade is a pretty standard contour shade, and it's great for my lighter skin tone. 

Sleek Face Form Trio:
Just like I mentioned earlier on, this is very similar to the Tropic trio except this is considerably cheaper. I took this on holiday with me last year because it has three essential makeup products all in one place, so it saves on a lot of room in my suitcase. The full sized mirror is also handy for popping in your bag too. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit:
I received this contour kit for Christmas and I have been using it on and off alongside the Nip + Fab contour palette. The contour shades are nice and pigmented and easily blend out on the skin. There is a really pretty champagne highlight shade in this palette which I do like, although it isn't all that blinding on the skin. The two matte powders are great on the skin as they blur it and set my makeup in place well. 

We are (finally!) at the end of my bronzers/contour products collection. As usual, let me know what your go to bronzers and contour products are!

Shop this post: Smashbox Shape Matters Palette ($55.00) // MUA Bronze & Sculpt Contour Kit (£5.00) // Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit (£6.49) // Maybelline Master Sculpt Contour Duo (£7.99) // Korres Zea Mays Blush in Natural (£17.50) // Makeup Revolution Iconic Lights & Contour Pro (£8.00) // Tropic Sculpting Palette (£24.00) // Nip + Fab Contour Palette (£15.00) // Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette (£37.00) // Benefit Hoola Bronzer (£24.50) // L'Oreal Infallible Sculpt Cream Contour Palette (£9.99) // ELF Blush & Bronzer Duo in St. Lucia (£5.00) // Sleek Face Form Trio (£9.99) // Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (£42.00) //

Until next time,
Emily xo 

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