I used to contour my face using my bronzer. However, I eventually learned the difference between bronzer and contour: Contours have ashy undertones to sculpt your face by making shadow effects, while Bronzers have reddish warm undertones to make this sun-kissed looked. I then ditched by bronzer and searched the web for the best contour around. I came across the top contour kits in the market:
- Anastasia Beverly Hill Pro Series Contour Kit
- Kat Von D Shade & Light Face Contour Palette
- Nars Contour Blush
- Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate
- Too Faced Cocoa Chiseled to Perfection Palette
Being the NARSissist that I am, I just got to get my hands on the Nars Contour Blush! I got mine in the shade of Paloma, which is a Pink Beige/ Deep Rose color (the medium shade). In Asia, it comes in 3 shades: Olympia (light), Paloma (medium) and Gienah (dark). This kit is really easy to use, great for contour beginners. The product is very pigmented, and you if got too much product you can just blend it off.
Also this stuff lasts for hours (no touch-ups during my pre-duty)! However, I don’t use the highlighter often. I am not really a fan of matte powder highlighter. But nonetheless, this contour kit is really good, it’s pricy but it’s worth every penny. NARS never disappoints!
Pros: Rich pigmentation, Longevity
Available in Sephora Singapore, 65 SGD (PHP 2,600). Also available in Rustan’s and Adora, Greenbelt.