26 April 2016

Review: Seventeen Define And Conquer Contour Palette

Contouring has become as common as applying mascara now days whether it's a subtle bit of bronzer on your cheekbones or giving Kim K a run for her money. Admittedly I have always been a lover of bronzer and over the past few months I've even gotten into highlighting but I have never really bothered with contouring properly, purely because I had no idea where I should begin. There are a lot of contouring products on the market, do I want a palette? cream? sticks? powder? it's all a bit confusing when all you know is you don't want to break the bank just to look like your an eight year old raiding your mum's cosmetic stash.


I have gone for a really simple option found in Boots, it's a small contour kit from that costs a bargain £5.99, it's by Seventeen and it's called the Define and Conquer Contour Kit which sounds like it should turn me into a powerful goddess. This palette comes in two shades, light and medium and it's a nice nifty black compact with a mirror inside as well as a little step by step on how to use it.

Inside the kit are two matte powders, a darker shade for defining and a lighter one for illuminating. I choose the shade light but I actually found the lighter shade was actually too dark for me to use to highlight, instead I've been it as more of a setting powder especially for under my eyes. I've found the second shade to be a little too dark, I always brush off quite a bit of excess but still get a really intense colour on the skin and it can take a lot of blending to even it out so I seem to have been using
it more as a bronzer rather than a contour.

It's definitely a good option for affordable contour kits for the beginner but be aware the shades aren't brilliant if you're pale. I have clearly been loving it though as I have used it daily to create a natural bronzed look, but I've also used it to create a more intense contour on a night out so it's safe to say it does the job. It's also perfect for travelling due to the compact packaging  which is an added bonus!

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