I have finally got into the world of contouring - only a bit late, hey! I have had a bit of a love/hate relationship with the way contouring looks but decided to give it a try when I spotted a highstreet contouring palette. I think it is always fun to try out new makeup looks, especially when the products are on a budget. I am not the best at makeup but I love experimenting with it and this palette it has been perfect to do so.
The Barry M Contour Kit is available in two different shade options, I have the original version which is the pale to medium skin tones option. With a second palette option for medium to dark skin tones. Each of the palettes contains three powders, a yellow toned powder, a medium brown and a dark brown shade. The palette is made out of cardboard and is travel size friendly but it may get a bit bashed in your makeup bag! Also in the palette is a little step by step guide on how to use the powders which I like because I didn't really have a clue which of the brown toned powders were for!
The lightest powder is to be used to dust over the cheekbones, chin and down the centre of your nose as well as in the centre of your forehead. Unfortunately I can't use this powder because it makes me look slightly ill but hopefully during the Summer when I use fake tan I will be able to use this one. The middle shade in the palette is for warming up the skin and I find it to be a great bronzer shade for my extra pale skin. You can use this shade where ever you want to warm up the skin, especially in the places which the sun would hit naturally. The third shade in the palette is the darkest which is to be used for contouring the sides of the nose and the hollows of the cheeks. I prefer to use this shade only to contour the hollows of the cheeks as I have quite a chubby face and I am all for trying to make it appear smaller!
I found that each of the powders applied so easily and blended out well so I didn't look like I had dark brown stripes down the sides of my face. I used a small concealer brush to apply the contour shade so that I didn't make any mistakes as I am still quite new to contouring. I then took a large fluffy brush to blend it all out. All of the shades are almost matte and are very soft powders. If you are new to contouring like I am, this palette is a great place to start as it is at a great price point of just £6.49 - HERE.