When it comes for contouring, I don’t really go in for the full contouring look that’s so popular right now thanks to the likes of Kim Kardashian. I see far too many girls with orange stripes all over their faces since that look has been made popular. That said, I do find that sometimes I want to add a little extra definition to my sagging face! Its not something I do daily, more when I am going somewhere special or find myself with extra time in the morning.
I’m not going to go into how I contour, I’ll save that for another post if anyone’s interested I just wanted to share my favourite product to contour with, and that’s Illamasqua’s Cream Pigment in Hollow. Please excuse the state of my well loved product!
I am not a fan of using bronzers to contour. The simple reason being, the shadows on our face aren’t bronze or orange. I once bought a cream contouring palette and the shades were ridiculous, some really orange shades, it’s no wonder I see girls walking around with stripey orange faces. Don’t even get me started on shimmery contours!
Illamasqua’s Cream Pigments come in a variety of shades and have multiple uses. They are highly pigmented, have a matte finish and crease resistant formula.
Hollow is described as a toffee shade, which is is, but there’s grey overtone to it that makes it an ideal contour shade, well for pale skins like me at least. While it is a warm shade, it doesn’t look warm on my skin at all, especially not when blended, and my camera hasn’t done a great job of showing this.
Its a buildable product, but for contouring thats not what you want, you need it subtle and blended out and thats where this product excels. I apply using a traditional foundation brush and then blend out carefully with a flat top foundation brush, its a little stiff in the pan I find, but soft on the skin.
Although this can also be used as an eye product, I don’t recommend it, despite its claims it’s not crease-proof, as a contour on pale skins though, its excellent and lasts a long time.
It’s £17.50 and mine came from illamasqua.com.