Sunday, 27 March 2016

3 GREAT HIGH END CONTOUR AND STROBING RECOMMENDATIONS

 The world of high end make-up can be tricky to navigate. I wanted to share some of my favourite products to contour and strobe with from the high-end spectrum to maybe help someone that is a bit confused by it all or sticks to drugstore on a day to day basis. I do plan on doing a drugstore version too at some point, but I haven't found the right products yet! I've also included some swatches of each product. Right now, I'm NW18 for reference.

Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Cream Contour Kit in Fair Swatches on NW18 skin tone


1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit in Fair / £39
I haven't yet found a product that lives up to the Anastasia kit. Most cream contours have that horrible orange undertone that just won't work on fair skin. This kit delivers that much needed grey undertone (Fawn) and also includes a significantly darker shade (Mink) which is perfect for when I fake tan. The price can put some people off, but the amount you need to use is minimal as this product is extremely pigmented and if you mix a good facial oil in with the product, it helps it blend a lot easier. It also combats the dreaded concealer highlighting as these creams are so much lighter than using a thick gloopy concealer all over your face.

2. Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop / £30
This is a cult favourite of mine right now and I pretty much use it everyday. I waited a long time to buy it after the initial release that sent everyone crazy. I’d read that it was actually going to be a permanent product and instead of paying £60 on eBay, I waited to see if that was true… and my patience paid off, I got this for £30! It's now a permanent fixture in the Becca range and it's the perfect colour for everyone and sits so beautifully on the skin. I do definitely recommend this if you love a powder highlight/strobe. It's very pigmented and I'm struggling to hit pan on it despite wearing it everyday!

3. Mac Pro Longwear Foundation with SPF 10 / £25.50
I have a love affair with Mac for bases and this is my newest fave. I love the fact that it hasn't got that dryness that Studio Fix has which makes it a really good foundation if you want to blending a lot of product over the top of it. It's downfall is that it only comes in NC15 and above so if you're ultra pale like me without fake tan, it can be slightly off-putting to purchase.


Let me know what products you've been loving to contour with recently, 
or if you have any drugstore recommendations!


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9 comments

  1. I have extremely pale skin and the Anastasia Cream Contour Kit looks right up my street and perfect for my ghostly complexion - think I'll be adding this to my wish list!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  2. I'm adding to my wish list the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop!
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    1. It's a gorgeous highlighter! Suits most people :) x

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  3. The Anastasia kit looks great for fair skins, it's so tricky getting drugstore contours without being too dark/orange.

    Tasha x sincereblonde.com

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    1. Everything in the drugstore is very orange on me too, even when I have fake tan on! Sucks as I'd love a cheaper contour product x

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  4. I have the Fair Kit and I absolutely love it, it's amazing! xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  5. I absolutely love the contour kit, the shades are perfect for pale skin tones. I've never thought of using a facial oil xo

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  6. I love Champagne Pop - particularly with the warmer months coming up! :)
    - Ambar | Her Little Loves

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