Tarte’s bestselling contour kit is currently half price in the sale
Limited-edition tarteist™ contour palette version III, £41, Tarte
Tarte create some of the best all-in-one contour kits. With options for shading, highlighting and blusher. But you’ve got to be quick because they’re often limited edition. This one is currently on sale for half price, so be quick!
Studio Fix Sculpt and Shape Contour Palette, £35, MAC
A great selection of shades, this palette is made up of three contouring powders and three highlighting powders to sculpt, shape and enhance in the most natural way possible.
A-Contour, £27, Giorgio Armani
If a subtle liquid contour is more your thing, this little pot literally melts on contact with your skin. It’s water-based so leaves a dewy finish.
Filmstar Bronze & Glow, £49, Charlotte Tilbury
For girls that want to glow, this is the palette for you. The highlighter gives a gorgeous, fresh pearly look while the contouring powder is great for sculpting.
A pigmented palette at a very reasonable price. The highlighter shades are subtle, not blinding, making it perfect for an everyday chisel and glow.
3D Highlighter Palette, £40, Huda Beauty
Huda’s products are known for packing the pigment, and these palettes are no exception. The buttery, not-quite-cream but not-quite-powder shades come in three variants to suit different skin tones or desired levels of sculpt and glow. The palette pictured is the latest Bronze Sands addition.
Créme Contour & Highlight Kit, £35, KKW Beauty
It was only a matter of time before the contour queen herself got in the beauty game. Kim Kardashian‘s KKW Beauty kicked off its launch with the Contour & Highlight Kit and while the products received mixed reviews online, we’re a big fan. The sticks are highly pigmented and super creamy, making them a dream to blend out.
The Complexionista, £26.50, Benefit
Benefit has a new all-in-one palette for concealing, highlighting & contouring and it’s the perfect size to carry on-the-go. The kit features Boi-ing concealer, the UK’s no.1 Bronzer Hoola along with Hoola Lite, Watts Up! & Dandelion Twinkle and it’s worth £43.24.
Shade & Light Face Contour Palette, £37, Kat Von D
Inspired by makeup pros that know how to work a brush, this kit has the perfect selection of shades to create a well blended contour – that will make those cheekbones pop!
Pro Series Contour Kit, £42, Anastasia Beverly Hills
A blogger favourite, with amazing shades to highlight and contour. Designed for pros but perfect for those experimenting as well, it comes with both matte and satin textures.
Studio Cream Contour Palette, £7.50, E.l.f.
A budget hero that’s super easy to apply. The cream palette is perfect for beginners and those on the go, the shades blend seamlessly with any liquid foundation. Comes in 2 sets of shades.
Multi Use Powder Contour Palette, £32.99, Iconic London
With everything you could possibly need to sculpt your face, what more could you want? With two highlight, one shimmer and three contour shades, you’re all sorted for flawless cheekbones.
Shade & Illuminate, £59, Tom Ford
The most luxurious (and one of the best) contouring products on the market, Tom Ford’s Shade & Illuminate has been a staple in our contour kit for several years. Sweep a line of the sculpting shade under cheekbones and along the jawline and finish with the subtle luminous highlighter across cheeks and below the brows for a light-reflecting glow. We love the natural sculpting impact of this colour combination; it’s one of the most easy-to-use and wearable kits out there.
Chubby Sticks in Curvy Contour and Hefty Highlight, £20 each, Clinique
If you like your contour products as simple and effective as possible, Clinique’s Chubby Sticks are the clear winner. Just slide a line of the contour stick on the hollow of the cheeks and along the jawline and smudge in, before adding a line of the highlight stick along the cheek bone and below the brow bone. Simples.
Contour Blush in Olympia, £32, Nars
We love this contouring blush for everyday wear; the contouring shade creates a natural shadow that is easily buildable, while the luminous highlighter can be lightly swept over cheek and brow bones to finish the look.
Gel Sculpt Face Contouring Stick in Silhouette, £25, Illamasqua
This subtle contouring gel can be applied straight from the bullet or using a blusher brush along the jawline and under cheekbones. Use underneath foundation for a more subtle look.
Step-by-Step Contour Stick Trio, £29.50, Smashbox
If you find pencils easier to work than powders, this Smashbox contour trio is a great choice. The pencils are easy to blend and correct, meaning you can create shadow and highlights in an instant.
Cocoa Contour highlighting kit, £32, Too Faced
This quad of contouring bronzers offers two sculpting shades, one matte highlighter and one luminous finishing powder. The included Buki Brush is easy to use and makes contouring on the go a doddle.