Instant cheekbones with Youngblood Contour Palette

Youngblood Contour Palette
Youngblood Contour Palette

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).

Youngblood Contour Palette
Youngblood Contour Palette

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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.

Youngblood Contour Palette swatched
Youngblood Contour Palette swatched

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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22 COMMENTS

  1. brenda disimone | 5th Nov 15

    Thanks for introducing this brand to me i have a hard time find the right cheek palette because im so pale

  2. Lola Seicento | 6th Nov 15

    What a nice contour palette!

  3. Brianna | 6th Nov 15

    I’ve heard so many positive things about Youngblood and this palette looks fantastic! The pigmentation looks great.

  4. Alina | 6th Nov 15

    I will have to try them out. Love the palette.

  5. Heather | 6th Nov 15

    This is so awesome, I need to try it out. I am loving their shadows!

  6. Brooke @ Blushing Noir | 6th Nov 15

    The shades actually look perfect for me! I think I could get use out of all of them!

  7. Carleen | 6th Nov 15

    Looks like a really nice palette!

  8. Shipra | 6th Nov 15

    This looks like a perfect palette. I really adore Youngblood products! <3

  9. Allison | 6th Nov 15

    Looks like a lovely palette. I need to get better with contouring with powders. I usually resort to crayons.

  10. Chelsea | 6th Nov 15

    I just got this palette and am really enjoying it! I like that it’s a bit creamier of a powder than the ABH palette I have.

  11. Julie | 6th Nov 15

    I really like the sound of this all matte contour palette! I have the ABH one and a NYX one, but both of those contain shimmer shades. I’ll have to look into this one!

  12. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 6th Nov 15

    Contouring makes a huge difference but sometimes I’m just too lazy to mess with it!

  13. Kath TheFabZilla | 7th Nov 15

    I’m no really into contouring but it’s nice to glam up once in a great while

  14. Tashina | 7th Nov 15

    This looks like a nice contour palette. It looks like these shades could even double as shadows in a pinch, too!

  15. Renu | 7th Nov 15

    I haven’t mastered contouring yet but these shades look just right for yellow undertones.

  16. Destany | 7th Nov 15

    This looks like a great palette! I’ve not even attempted contouring yet.

  17. Nidia - Lit From Within | 7th Nov 15

    This looks great for us paler gals. I like that they’re matte, for a change. Though they could add in one shimmer.. lol. I’m like a magpie to shiny.

  18. Kristina | The Feminine Files | 8th Nov 15

    The powders in this palette look so nice! I really need to get into contouring more, it really makes such a difference!

  19. Bailey | 8th Nov 15

    I haven’t tried anything from Youngblood, but this looks pretty great. I love that the highlights are matte.

  20. Justina | 9th Nov 15

    I like the shade range here!

  21. Anastasia | 9th Nov 15

    I’m still trying to tackle contouring, hopefully one day i’ll be able to do it well 🙂

  22. Laura MyNewestAddiction | 9th Nov 15

    This kit is pretty awesome.

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