Contouring is one of ‘the’ beauty trends of the decade. Along with bold brows and a show stopping highlight, it has taken the makeup world by storm. Many brands are now jumping onto the bandwagon with their own palettes to help you achieve an instagrammable contour. Many of the contour palettes that are raved about at the moment are not so kind on the bank account, but Barry M’s brand new offering may just be the solution.
Barry M’s Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit* offers the complete sculpting and bronzing experience without breaking the bank. What got us most excited about this palette was the fact that all 3 shades, the highlight, bronzer and sculptor are matte, something hard to find in more affordable ranges. The highlight shade is quick to apply, but personally, it’s longevity is not great. We probably would not reach for the highlight on days where we want our makeup to last from 9 to 5, but it is a good option when popping out for short errands where we might want to add a little brightness to our face. The bronzer and sculptor shades are definitely the winners from this kit. The bronzer adds a nice warmth to our complexion and is so easy to blend. We’ve struggled to find matte bronzers from the ‘drugstore’ in the past, so when we saw that there was no glitter in sight, we were very excited! Finally, the sculpting shade. The grey, cool tone contour allows you to create a more natural shadow for a my-cheekbones-but-better look. The shade is quite universal too, appropriate for fair to olive skin babes. Be warned that both the bronzer and contour shades are extremely pigmented, at least on our skin, so tap off a bit of the product before applying. Using a fluffier brush to avoid any harsh lines may also help to achieve a more natural sculpt.
Overall, we were pleasantly surprised with this kit. It is perfect for those dipping their toes into the contouring world for the first time, and for beauties looking to achieve chisel cheekbones without breaking into their pigg banks.
What’s your go to contouring product?