If you’ve ever contoured your face, then you’d know how game-changing it can be. By simply playing with shadow and light, you can give your face a more chiselled appearance and completely transform your look.

And as for every makeup product out there, there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to contours. You need to pick the right products to ensure your contour accentuates your features and does not leave you looking muddy instead. Here are some simple tips to keep in mind while buying a contour palette.

 

01. Pick powder products

01. Pick powder products

While contour kits come in both powder and cream formulas, we would recommend you to work with powder if you’re an absolute newbie. This is because it is easier to control and blend powder as opposed to cream, and therefore is a lot simpler to achieve the desired results.

 

02. Pay attention to the shade

02. Pay attention to the shade

More often than not, choosing the right shade of contour and highlight proves to be the most difficult part. The best way to pick the correct shades is to use the shade of your foundation as a base. When looking for a contour product, pick a shade that is two shades darker than your foundation and opt for something that is two shades lighter when choosing a highlighter.

 

03. Always pick matte finishes

03. Always pick matte finishes

Remember that your contouring products should have no shimmer in it because the point of a contour is to create shadows and glitter is only going to reflect light. Therefore, always look for products that have an absolute matte finish.