I am not really a huge fan of the Kardasian’s but one thing that I always admire about those ladies is their ability to contour. Contour can give you instant cheekbones, a slimmer nose, a thinner face…it can completely transform your look.
A really terrific contour palette with options for all skin shades is the Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Contour Palette ($47).
This sturdy palette has 3 powder highlighter shades and 3 powder contour shades. The shades go from lightest to darkest, so this palette is extremely versatile. All the shades are matte, making it different from the usual contour collection.
Highlighters typically have shimmer to bounce light off skin, increasing the effect. The problem with shimmer is that it doesn’t look natural. These shades are all matte so the contour/highlighting effect is definitely natural. The powders are also on the creamy side, not super dry, so they really meld into the skin.
My skin is a little lighter than medium and I find I can use all the shades in this palette. Youngblood also includes a very helpful booklet with illustrations for contouring and highlighting. My favorite trick is to use the lightest shade right down the center of my nose, then use the darkest shade on sides. This makes my nose look straight and far more narrow.
As far as application, I use whatever works – a brush, a sponge, my fingers. Get a Youngblood Contour Palette for yourself and have fun playing – you will be amazed at how much you can truly transform your look! – Lisa
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