Barry M Contour Kit

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.
Barry M Contour Kit
Barry M Contour Kit
Barry M Contour Kit Swatches
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.



  1. This is such a lovely contour palette and so good for the price! I like the Sleek Palette for a drugstore contour palette but this looks good xx

  2. I have seen these when I pop into Boots but I am a contour virgin and do worry I will look awful when I do it! We will soon see I might have to pick one of these up! xx

  3. This is the only contour palette I own too and I love it. My skin is so pale and naturally yellow toned, so the light shade works really well for me. However, I do prefer MUA's shimmery highlighter - I think it stands out a little more. If you're looking for a highlighter that pairs well with the other two shades then I'd definitely recommend picking it up - it's called Undress your Skin in Iridescent Gold and only costs a couple of pounds!

    Steph -

    1. I'll have to try that one - thank you! xx

  4. Was so happy to hear they released a darker version of this, mine should be coming in the post today and I am so excited to try it out. I have heard nothing but good things! Personally, I am a contour fanatic: Sleek Makeup have the best Face Contour Kits for all skin colours and they are such good value. Worth checking it out if you decide you want more contour in your life!

    Kiran |

  5. I've got this contour palette but found it really difficult to blend out - I found the product stayed in really obvious lines and when I buffed it out more it stopped looking like contour. I wanted to try a creamier product next!
    JH |

  6. I've been meaning to try this for ages and just haven't got round to it (I'm still too loyal to my Seventeen one!) Sounds great for the money though, and I'd definitely get a lot of use out of it :)

    Claire | xx

  7. I'm sure it doesn't make you look ill, I bet you still look gorgeous. Lets both hope for a tan this summer! hehe Great blog post :)
    Annie x

  8. I love the Barry M chisel cheeks, I recently picked one up too!

    Emily xo

  9. wow what an affordable contour kit! It seems great for popping in your bag for touch ups or for going away.

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  10. I am definitely a powder fan over liquid or cream so I need to give this a go! I am rubbish at it though but for such a good price I can't not try xx


  11. This kit looks absolutely amazing and it is so affordable too!! I love Barry M.. I picked up one of their face palettes (I can't remember which one but it was pink and had blushes/highlighters in it).. It is my absolutel staple and I love it so much !! Fab post darling !!!



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