Contour Products (swatched)

There are three products that I have tried out in attempting to get into contouring; Covergirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer in Ebony Bronze, MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush in Blunt, and MAC Cosmetics Pro Sculpting Powder in Definitive.  None of these products seems to have caused any allergic reaction or any sensitivity issues for me.  I find all three products to be easy to blend, but I do think the Covergirl bronzer does form hard pan quite easily and can be hard to get the pigment from the pan after that.  I personally found both the Covergirl bronzer and the MAC Blush to read too red on my skin tone, so I prefer the shade of the MAC Pro Sculpting Powder.

contouring makeup products for dark skin

When it comes to contouring, it seems to me that even though most of us agree that it should be used to add definition to the face, everyone has their own idea of how to do it and what type of product to do it with.  Personally I stand on the side that prefers for it to appear like there is a natural shadow that is causing that part of the face to recede.  So I do not feel that a bronzer can perform a contouring function.  Some companies have developed powders that do have a grey undertone that can be used to contour this way, and they have named them bronzing powders or sometimes contour powders.  So you’ll have to decide for yourself as a personal preference whether you would like your contour to be more like a shadow or if you’d like for it to add a warmth to that part of the face.  If you add warmth to that part of the face, it will provide some definition for you, but I just don’t personally feel that it causes the area to recede, which is what I believe contour is truly meant to do.

The Covergirl bronzer is available in two additional shades that are lighter than the one pictured, you may want to check these out if you are lighter than me.  Personally if the color of the Covergirl bronzer had worked for me, I still would have stopped using it because I find the hard pan issue to be annoying.  Once that happens, it takes alot to get the color from the pan.  However, when you watch videos and look at reviews you will not find many people talking about this issue, so it obviously doesn’t bother most people.

MAC Cosmetics does carry other blush colors and pro sculpting powders that can be used as contour powders on varying skin tones as well, so you can check those out also.

Do you contour on a daily basis, if so what is your favorite product to use?

Please stick around and check out some of my other content.  

  • Makeup Baskets:  Join me in rotating through my products to truly enjoy and get use out of the items I own.  Let’s encourage each other to use some of the products we have rather than being so quick to buy something new.
  • Eyeshadow Combos: If you’re looking for ideas of coordinating shades, I hope some of my eyeshadow combos can give you inspiration.

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