Just a dusting of shadow along your cheeks and a swipe of highlight across your nose can transform the face you woke up with as quickly as you’re able to blend.
That’s the key to a flawless contour: seamless, unnoticeable blending. Everyone will think your cheeks are naturally that sculpted when you pair an excellent contour kit with your contour skills.
Countouring is made all the more imperceptible when you already have a contour kit that matches very well to your foundation shade.
Whether you have a light, medium, or deep skin tone, there is a contour kit out there to help you play up or downplay your features.
We’ve tried to make your search for the perfect contour kit just a little easier, by choosing some of our favorites in a variety of skin tones and price ranges.
Contouring can be as expensive or cheap as you’d like it to be, as everyone from drugstore makeup lines to luxury brands has a contour kit out there these days.
Additionally, contouring can be as done as simply or as extravagantly as you desire. So perhaps if you are a contour newbie, consider choosing a palette with just a few contour shades so you don’t feel overwhelmed.
You can use your makeup to actually sculpt the appearance of your face in countless different ways by using a nice, well-matched contour kit.
Take a peek at the ones we’ve hand selected to help you achieve your best look.
1. Aesthetica Cosmetics Cream Contour and Highlighting Makeup Kit
Aesthetica Cosmetics Cream Contour and Highlighting Makeup Kit has it all. It’s vegan, cruelty free and leaves out all the crap you don’t want to put onto your face. We love the creamy palette that will leave your skin looking flawless while making your goddess features pop.
2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
Discover a makeup that can be used all year long with Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. You’ll not only get shimmery highlighting and matte contour, but also warm and cool tones to match the season and your skin tone.
3. Becca Be a Light Face Palette
Don’t just contour your features. Cover imperfections for perfect skin while showing off your fabulous cheek bones with Becca Be a Light Face Palette for a natural finish and glow to your skin.
4. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
For packed in pigments that will give you buildable coverage for a popping skin tone, check out Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow. Whether you’re looking for a beach glow or sculpted cheekbones, you’ll love the this kit.
5. Dior Backstage Contour Palette
Build contour that suits your features for all skin tones with Dior Backstage Contour Palette. Add a luminous touch to your skin for a kiss of shimmer to highlight your cheek bones, then sculpt the contours of your face with a matte finish to define your face.
6. e.l.f. Cosmetics Contour Palette
Treat your skin with some vitamin E while brushing on contours and highlights to your features with e.l.f. Cosmetics Contour Palette. Find your perfect match while not using a lot of it as a little goes a long way with the creamy formula.
7. Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio
She has done it again. Rihanna’s makeup line is so versatile for all skin types, and Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio is no different. Contour and highlight while also concealing unwanted dark spots and blemishes in a seamless trio of makeup.
8. Kat Von D Shade + Light Crème Contour Palette
You don’t have to be vegan to love this makeup. Kat Von D Shade + Light Crème Contour Palette is animal friendly and long lasting for all day flawless features.
9. NARS Contour Blush
Give your cheeks some love, and no, I’m not talking about your butt cheeks. NARS Contour Blush gives you two shades to sculpt your cheekbones with blush and a highlight.
10. NYX Professional Makeup Conceal Correct Contour Palette
Correct problem areas and contour your facial features with NYX Professional Makeup Conceal Correct Contour Palette. Conceal dark circles, cover redness, and brighten your skin for flawless features.
11. NYX Professional Makeup Highlight & Contour Pro Palette
Explore popping features you didn’t know you had with NYX Professional Makeup Highlight & Contour Pro Palette. Not only do you get eight shades, but they are refillable so you can customize the shades to match your skin tone and emphasize your natural features.
12. Sleek Makeup Face Form
Highly pigmented, use a little of this powder to set your features off. Sleek Makeup Face Form is a high quality makeup that will give you beautifully contoured cheeks.
13. SmashBox Step By Step Contour Kit
Shape your facial features with deep contour shades, then add a pop of bronzer to give your skin that sun kissed glow. SmashBox Step By Step Contour Kit is perfect for travel with a built-in mirror and brush, so emphasize your beauty wherever you go.
14. Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Highlighter & Shader Duet
Highlight and shade your features for a contour dream with Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Highlighter & Shader Duet. Define your gorgeous features with two creamy formulas that will brighten and lift in a mix free of all the bad things you don’t want on your skin.
15. Too Faced Cocoa Contour Contouring And Highlighting Palette
Get more our of your contour kit with six shades for highlighting and contouring with Too Faced Cocoa Contour Contouring and Highlighting Palette. Infused with cocoa complex, get a flawless blend for a natural yet sculpted makeup look.