Disclaimer: PR Sample. See bottom.
I’ve avoided contouring like the plague.
Highlighting? Love it. I do it everyday. But contouring? It scares the bejeezus out of me! You’ve seen me – I’m pale AF!
When I had the opportunity to try out the Jesse’s Girl Highlight & Contour palette, I decided this was a sign that I needed to overcome my fear and give contouring a go. To be honest, I’d been thinking about it a lot lately because as I’m a bit heavier than I’d care to be right now, I feel like contouring would help me accentuate the parts of my face that are naturally accentuated when I’m thinner. So there you go. Total honesty.
The palette has eight pans. Four contour shades and four highlight shades. I treat the four shades on the bottom as contour shades, but the third from the left on top is a correcting shade for me, because of my redness. The other three in that row are highlighters for me. Here are some arm swatches:
The beauty about a palette like this is it’s only $12.99, so I don’t feel bad experimenting with it, because it’s not costing me an arm and a leg.
So what happened when I experimented? Well, obligatory “pre-anything” face:
Then I added foundation:
Aaaaaaah, much gooder.
And here I am, all decked out like one of them YouTube videos…
I actually used the yellow shade under my eyes. I dabbed with a blending brush some of the bottom left contour shade, and got to blending. I also added some contour under my chin, to shadow my turkey gobbler (aka, double chin).
After I blended, I added the top left highlighter with a highlighting brush:
I added highlighter on top of my cheeks, dabbed on my chin, dabbed above my upper lip, along the bridge of my nose and on my forehead.
Here are the deets from the back of the package:
With the results in, I have to say, what the hell was I so scared of?! I went out the house with this as my face and added a lipstick. It couldn’t have been more simple.
The powders in this palette are pigmented, and easy to blend.
I will definitely repurchase this palette. I keep my makeup and nail polish in my beauty office, but I have a select few products – mascara, blush, foundations – that I keep in an organizer on my jewelry armoire because I use them everyday. This is the latest addition to that organizer.
You can pick up the Highlight & Contour palette for $12.99 on the Jesse’s Girl site here, Amazon.com or Rite Aid!
What do you think of this palette? Something you’re interested in? Do you contour/highlight?
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