No. 7 Highlight & Sculpt Brush
Two brushes in one! This brush is very handy if you need to do you makeup quickly. I thought I would be a bit of a Real Techniques snob and wouldn’t buy any other brushes but surprisingly this is just as soft and does a great job. It picks up a good amount of powder onto the brush and applies very lightly like the Real Techniques Special Edition Duo Fibre range. However, the only thing I don’t like about a double ended brush is that I don’t want to put it in my brush pot and get one of the ends dusty or dirty. So it currently lays, by itself, on my dressing table. N’aww.
Collection Contour Kit
Great for people who don’t know how to contour (raising my hand). Contouring seems like a great idea however I wouldn’t say everyone should do it. I would love a professional makeup artist to have a go at contouring on my face, just to see what it looks like, but I wouldn’t do it myself. My version of contouring means that I just define my jaw and cheekbones a little more than usual, and add a bit of warmth on the edges of my face (very carefully, I’ve had many “contouring” disasters!).
The contour powder is an ashy brown which isn’t too warm so it is perfect for a contouring beginner. It gives you a little bit of definition in the areas you want and isn’t too strong or thick in colour so it is easy to build, which is great! Hopefully no more over bronzing or “contouring” disasters. If you are like me, a beginner in contouring (and to be honest not very good at applying bronzer either) then this is the perfect kit for you.
The highlighter is subtle but effective. Again, I don’t use it for proper contouring (like below),
but I use it on the top of my cheekbones and sweep it up above and below my brow bone. Sometimes I add a little to my cupids bow and the tip of my nose. But for an everyday glow and shine, I just add it to the top of my cheeks. Surprisingly this highlighter is noticeable for a full day! It is only £3.99 so I thought it wouldn’t be that good and definitely, wouldn’t last very long.
I think highlighters are one of my favourite makeup products, so I am always on the hunt for new products. The highlighters I have at the moment are:
Tanya Burr Rosy Flush Palette: Oyster Shell Highlighter
Soap & Glory Hocus Focus: Instant Visual Flaw-Softening Illuminator
The next highlighter I want to try is Becca’s Moonstone highlighter.
Overall the Collection Contour Kit is great, with a buildable contour colour, a long-lasting subtle highlighter and the perfect size to fit in a handbag. PLUS, IT IS SOOO CHEAP! (Currently even cheaper now, at £2.99) Amazing.
What are your contouring tips? Do you like the contouring craze? Or should we leave it to the professionals?!