Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Budget Buy: Beauty UK Contour Palette.

Beauty UK Ultimate Contour Palette - £4.99
Fan of Kim Kardashians chiselled cheeks and bronzed complexion? Yeah, me too. Now I know a bit of careful 'paint by numbers' on my chubby cheeked face wont turn me in to the newest member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, but I'm still gonna try. I spotted this contour palette on Monday whilst perusing the isles of Superdrug - the 3 for 2 offer always sucks me in - and couldn't resist popping it in my basket. 
 This is an all in one, can't go wrong because there's clear instructions, kind of product. There's a deep ashy brown for contouring, a warm mid brown for bronzing and a pale cream shade for highlighting. There's no shimmer, it's just all about creating shape, emphasizing the features you want to bring forward and creating shadow. Interestingly enough this palette is a cream to powder formula, which means precise application and easy blending. If you're clueless on the whole highlight and contouring craze, it's easily explained on the back of the packaging which details which areas you want to contour, bronze and highlight.
All three shades are pigmented, creamy and easy to blend. I've found some cream contour products in the past difficult to buff in to the skin and they either sit unnaturally or blend away all my foundation. These just melt seamlessly in to your base. I do like to set this product with a powder, I'd recommend anyone with oily skin to do this and for that I use my other new love the Seventeen contour palette. I'll go in to more detail about this product in the future, but it's also a bargain! I tend to use my fingers to apply this, it helps to warm up the product and then blend it in with a Real Techniques expert face brush. I literally have no complaints and at £4.99, it's a steal!