Things To Consider When Choosing A Contouring Kit

6 February 2023
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Contouring has become the way to do makeup over the past few years. It seeks to enhance the natural features and shape of your face, and it also looks great in photos because of the ways lights reflect off the different shades and tones in your face. Buying a contour kit is generally the easiest way to ensure you have everything you need to contour your face. But with so many contouring kits out there, how do you know which ones are best for you? Here are some key factors to consider when looking at different contour kits.

Powder or Liquid?

There are two key types of products that can be used for contouring. The first is contouring powders. These are usually applied over a basic foundation. You might put some darker powder around your forehead and a lighter tone on your nose, for example. Powders are easy and quick to apply, but they do tend to dry out the skin and may not be the best if your skin is naturally dry.

Liquid contorting kits usually contain liquid, concealer, or foundation-like products. You apply them to your face like you would foundation, but you use different colors on different parts of your face. Liquid contouring kits are a good choice for anyone with dry skin and also for those who like fewer layers of product.

Brushes, Sponges, or None?

Some kits only come with the liquid or powder you need to contour your face; the assumption is that you will use other brushes or sponges. Other kits do come with applicators. If you do not currently have good applicators to use with contour products, look for a kit with the type of applicators you like. Sponges tend to work best for those with textured skin as they allow you to "pat" the product on. But many feel that brushes make it easier to fine-tune your look.

How Many Colors?

If you only like some mild contouring, a kit with three or four shades is likely sufficient. However, if you want a more dramatic look, then you'll want a palette with more colors. People with medium skin tend to use more colors than those with really light or dark skin. 

Hopefully this article will help you as you shop for a contouring kit. There are a lot of options out there, so it is mostly about finding the one that you like best.

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