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Trying Out: Using An Eyeshadow to Contour

March 20, 2016

I am so into contouring right now, it's become something that I do every single day without fail as I just love the way my face looks when it's all sculpted. However, the one issue that I've been having is finding a cool toned colour that will naturally contour my pale skin. I gave up on the drugstore 'contour' products as I couldn't find any that were cool toned enough for me to use so started to look for some alternatives.

I have been wanting to try the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder for the longest time, lots of fellow pale skinned gals have said that this is the best for contouring but I can't part with £35 until I see it in person so am waiting to visit Space NK before taking the plunge. I've also been looking at the Illamasqua Eyeshadow in Heroine which, again, is supposed to be a good contour shade for people with fair skin tones. But I have found a perfect contour shade in MAC Kid Eyeshadow. When I found it I didn't get it with the intention of using it for contour but when I was reading some blogs I saw someone mention that they use it for contour and it suddenly clicked that this is a perfect contour shade.

For anyone that has darker skin this wouldn't be too good as it's a light cool toned brown colour that creates the perfect shadow under my cheekbones, but there are other MAC eyeshadows that can be used for contouring darker skintones! This is such a perfect shade for me that blends in so effortlessly and actually looks natural which is something a lot of contouring products don't deliver on. I feel like a lot of people go for a contour shade that it is really dark which can sometimes look a bit too harsh so using something that is a bit lighter that has more grey tones to it still gives a chiselled look but looks so much more natural.

I've also started using this for contouring my nose which has been something that I never thought I would get into but I love it, it just makes everything look more defined!
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