Best of the Budget Contour Kits

I will be the first one to say that I am rubbish at contouring but these three kits have helped introduce me to this makeup technique. I don't like to spend a lot of money on products that I know I won't use that often so I wanted to experiment with budget contouring kits before I invested in a higher end option. Honestly I have no need to buy a more expensive one as these three kits do a fantastic job! 
Best of the Budget Contour Kits
Seventeen Contour Kit
These are the three best contour kits I have found of the high street which are all under £10. If you are new to contouring and want to experiment I would recommend any of these options. I don't contour every day as I don't have the time for it but on the weekends I like do go all out and these three kits are the ones that I always pick between. If you have paler skin like I do then these might be the ones to check out as I have found them to not be too dark for my skintone (I am always the lightest colour in foundation and I am an NC15 in MAC for reference). 

The Freedom Pro Contour Kit is the cheapest option out of the three at £3.50 and is available in three different shade options. If you are just looking for a contour powder then I would recommend this one as the highlight shade isn't my favourite, I find it doesn't match with my skintone how I would like it to. The contour powder is pretty soft and I find it blends out well so you don't end up with that ridiculous line down your cheek bones. If you don't think you would like the look of contouring but like to play around with different makeup looks this is the contour compact for you as it is so affordable. 

The Barry M Contour Kit is the one palette out of my three favourites to have three powders inside the cardboard compact. If you aren't going to be travelling or keeping this in your makeup bag then this contour kit is definitely worth trying! I like all of the shades in this palette and I again find that they work well with my light skin tone. I find each of the two contour shades to apply smoothly and they don't look patchy while blending out super easily with a fluffy brush. I also like that Barry M have included a little tutorial on the inside of the palette so you have a basic understanding of how to use the shades if you have never contoured before. 

The newest contour kit I have been playing with is the Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit. I got the meduim shade option which thought was going to be too dark for me to use but it actually works really well! This is the only contour kit that I actually love both shades in the compact, I am a bit funny with the highlighting shades which are included in most. I found that this is the perfect contouring kit for my skin tone as it is almost idiot proof as if I apply to much it blends out so quickly and it doesn't leave my face looking muddy. The highlight shade is perfect for brightening under my eyes or being used on the cheekbones. I love the packaging on this too, its perfect for your makeup bag and it has a good sized mirror inside the compact. 

What is your favourite contour kit?

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This post contains a press sample, all opinions are my own. 

37 comments

  1. I recently picked up the Seventeen Contour Kit and I've loving it so far!
    www.shonalouise.com

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  2. I've got the Barry M contour kit and I like it for more of an everyday look, but I find that it doesn't last on my skin and when I blend it out it kind of disappears! I have the Kat Von D palette as well and the colour hit on that is super intense.
    JH | hellojenniferhelen.com

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  3. I absolutely love the Barry M contour kit I like how you have to build it up rather than it being super intense straight away! It's definitely a good one for newbie contourers!

    Coleoftheball xx

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  4. I absolutely love the Seventeen Contour kit and always pick it up over my Nars Laguna x

    Darling Jordan

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  5. These sound great, I've seen some NYX contour kits too that look great. I want to try cream contouring.

    corrie | corriearnold.co.uk

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  6. I swear by the Seventeen contour kit and also liked the Freedom one when I tried it - still haven't tried the Barry M one as I thought the pans were a bit small, but I might have to pick it up now :)

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

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  7. These look great, thank you for sharing!

    xo, Liz

    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  8. Great selection and thanks for the feedback will look into these more xxx

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  9. I'm useless at contouring, I use Benefit's hoola whenever I attempt it but I end up just looking like I've gone crazy with fake tan.

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  10. I have never even attempted to contour, I'd love one of these kits to give it a go! H x

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  11. I have all of these but my contour game is not strong, infact it is poor x

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  12. I love the Barry M and Sleek contour kits! Definitely need to try the Freedom one though!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I was going to buy the Barry M Contour kit at the weekend but didn't as I do know a thing about contouring. xx

    www.annanuttall.com

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  14. I've still not mastered the whole contouring thing so I don't have anything, I need to grab something and give it a go x

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  15. I've not used a contour kit yet, perhaps it's worth buying one of these to start me off :)

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  16. I keep meaning to try contouring, so I will perhaps have to pick one of these up as a starter kit :) x

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  17. I'm just getting into makeup again so will check these out.

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  18. It's great that you've found some nice kits with good prices. I don't currently have a contour kit.

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  19. I've never tried contouring and as I don't wear much makeup it's not something I see myself doing often but at these prices I could have a go just for fun!

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  20. I really need to learn how to contour! I will have to try these products soon!

    xoxo
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  21. I have to confess I've never tried contouring. I'd like to, just to see what the difference would be. Sounds like a great product!

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  22. I need lessons on how to contour, I have no idea where to even start

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  23. There are some great budget palettes out there, aren't there? I also have some from Makeup Revolution but hands up I haven't managed to find the time to perfect my contouring yet.

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  24. I need to try a contour kit. Yet to try any.

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  25. I've never gotten into the whole contouring thing, but these look like great products.

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  26. Lovely contour kits, I am not good with makeup and never actually contoured before.

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  27. Great tips and they sound like a bargain I need to give them a try.

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  28. I love a good contour kit and some of my favourites are absolute bargains. I love the Seventeen one.

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  29. I have heard so many good things about the Seventeen kit, I really need to get myself organised and go and buy it!!

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  30. I haven't been brave enough to try contouring yet but this is so cheap it's worth me buying it to have a go.

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  31. I have the Freedom Pro Contour Kit and I am loving it plus the very affordable price. :)

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  32. I bought the seventeen contour kit a few months ago and loved it, but I recently bought one from the Primark range and actually like it even better :)

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  33. I have never used a contour kit, but both my girls love them. Great selection. Kaz x

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  34. These look great, I have a few contour kits from Maybelline, Elf and L'Oreal but I don't use them that often maybe if I am going out with the hubby or with my friends!!

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  35. Three contour kits i don't think my wife has tried, I'm sending her the list now lol

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  36. This is such a helpful post as I don't currently have enough money to splash out on expensive contouring kits. Definitely bookmarking this page! x

    Amy | The Perks of Being Amy

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  37. I'm a big fan of contouring and always in search of products that are worth trying. This would definitely be on my must check out list. Thank you for sharing. xx

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