Contouring is a huge part of my beauty routine — my makeup in incomplete without it and there’s an instant gratification that I get when I see the finished sculpted look (it makes a huge difference!). Contour kits are especially addictive for me as they’re highly functional, easy-to-use, and super travel-friendly. I’ve been testing out Jane Iredale’s new GreatShape Contour Kits ($49.00 each) and have been so obsessed with them! I love Jane’s products — I’ve never been disappointed and these face palettes are nothing short of wonderful.
The new GreatShape Contour Kits come in two color combinations — cool and warm — and contains a highlight, blush, and contour shade in each palette. All three powders in these kits have a satin-matte finish that’s non-drying and highly workable; the finely milled, luxuriously soft and silky texture feels incredibly weightless as well. These powders are packed with pigments to give richly pigmented payoffs that only require a gentle dab of the brush to achieve a flawless and natural looking finish; a little product goes a very long way with these colors. I also love how effortless these powders apply and blend — they adhere beautifully to the skin, doesn’t look patchy or uneven, and lasts all day long. The quality of these powders are breathtaking and I can’t forget to mention the gorgeous gold packaging — these kits are beautiful inside and out!
I tested out both kits and found both to be equally flattering on my fair skin tone. I favor the cool-toned palette a little more because of the pink blush, which I adore as I’m a sucker for pink blushes. There wasn’t a significant difference between the two palettes other than the obvious cool and warm blushes in each — both palettes also contain an ivory highlight and a fairly warm contour powder that varied ever so slightly and gave similar results once they were applied on (the two contour powders added instant warmth to the skin for a beautiful sun-kissed effect). With that said, the only issue that I have with these kits is the shade range — I think these palettes are only suitable for those with fair to medium complexions and I wish there was more variety for other skin tones as well. These palettes are truly beautiful and I’d love to see an extension of them in the future with more color options, so everyone can use them.
How to use the contour kit:
- Highlight – apply underneath the eyes, forehead, brow bone, and/or tear duct to illuminate for a brightening effect
- Blush – blend onto the apples of the cheeks for a natural flush of color
- Contour – apply onto the hollows of the cheeks, forehead, chin, and sides of the nose to define and enhance features
Here’s the cool contour kit:
Here’s the warm contour kit:
I’m wearing all three shades from the cool contour kit in the photos below. I contoured with the brown shade to give my face more dimension, added the pink blush onto my cheeks for a pretty rosy flush, then patted the highlight shade underneath my eyes and center of the forehead to brighten up the complexion.
These new contour kits are now available at JaneIredale.Com.
(I received these products complimentary of Jane Iredale’s PR for reviewing purposes. The opinions are 100% my own.)