With the winter/holidays in full effect and lots of eating happening, I’ve become more aware of the benefits of contour and highlighting to give my face some definition and color. I’ve raved about THIS cream contour stick many times, but I was curious to test out something a bit more easy to use in texture. During the recent Sephora 20% off sale, I picked up the Kat Von D Shade Light Contour Palette and have been able to totally nail down an under-two-minute contour/highlight routine that looks flawless and lasts all day – pictorial below.
I start with the darkest contour shade on the bottom right. Using a small contour brush, I apply it to the top of my forehead, under my cheekbones, bottom of my nose, under the lower lip and along the jawline – focusing a little more under the chin to disguise any potential double-chin action that may happen 😉
Taking the lightest contour shade on the bottom left and using a fluffier blush/powder brush, I go over all the same places I applied the darker shade. This color helps soften and blend out the darker color.
Using the medium contour shade in the bottom middle and using the same brush from Step 2, I use this shade as a subtle bronzer. I find it’s a bit too ‘warm’ to be used as a contour/shadow shade, so it’s great to have a bronzer in this palette for it’s travel-friendliness. To bronze, I focus this shade on the top of the forehead, cheeks, tip of the nose, lightly on the chin (anywhere the sun would naturally hit).
Dust off the fluffier brush on a towel or tissue. Mixing together all three of the highlight shades (my medium/olive skin tone can use any of these shades, but if you’re super fair to medium/deep skin, these shades will work for you), I swipe these lighter shades under the eye, up towards the tops of the cheekbones and temple, down the center of the nose and directly under the cheekbone contour to help define/clean it up.
TA-DA! You look flawwwwless, darling.
I really love the longevity and blendability of the Kat Von D Shade Light Contour Palette. I think they’re the best contouring powder shades on the market right now due to their cooler/more neutral undertone and financial value. Using this palette, I find I don’t even need blush because my face looks healthy and naturally sculpted.
These powders work incredibly well as eyeshadows! I used these shades in my eye makeup in these photos and plan on taking this with me during the holidays to use as everyday matte shades that can complement any eye look.
Pick up the Kat Von D Shade Light Contour Palette at your local Sephora or click here to purchase online.
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