Yes its been two years since Kim K made us all go wild for contouring and yes two years later i am still obsessed. Finding the perfect contour shade is alot harder than you would expect. This last year i have ditched the fake tan and embracing being pale. Im an NW20 in MAC which makes it hard to find contour shades to work well. Alot of contour shades even in the "light" kits are all very orange based. I do contour on a daily basis which may sound ridiculous but most days i just do subtle contour which looks extremely natural then other days i prefer the full on "look at my cheekbones" kind of contour.
I have tried many contour products including Benefit's Hoola Bronzer, Seventeen's Define & Conquer Kit and more but nothing seemed to hit the spot right. I recently came across a product you wouldn't expect as a contour product. It is the MAC Powder Blush in Harmony which is a matte shade. MAC describe this shade as a "muted rose-beige brown". As soon as i opened the packaging i could tell it wasn't as dark and orange looking as most contour products. It is a very light brown which looks lovely on my skin tone if i do say so myself! When im wanting a more subtle/natural contour i use my duo fibre brush and lightly swirl this around along my cheekbone and forehead. It definitely warms up my complexion whilst still looking natural and not harsh.
For the days i want to look like Kim K i use my Dupe Nars Contour Brush which was a bargain buy! If you want to know more about the budget version Nars Dupe check out my Bargain Budget Brushes post. This product can be built up without looking muddy. I found after using the Benefit Hoola Bronzer i noticed it began to look a little muddy. I think this definitely works with paler skin tones and looks natural as MAC said it has a rose-beige undertone which blends perfectly with pale skin.
Hallelujah i have finally found my perfect contour shade! The MAC Powder Blush retails for £18.50 which yes it is expensive but when a product works as well as this you can't grumble.
What is your favourite contour product?