Contouring On a Budget

Contouring has been around for a while now in the makeup world. Everyone on you-tube is doing it and there are plenty of how to video’s you can watch to learn all the tricks of the trade. With this comes a whole lot of products on the market to also choose from. So I thought I would share with you some of the products I have and my thoughts on each one.

Contouring on a Budget – This is My Bliss

Makeup Geek Contouring Powders

If you follow me regulary you will know how much I love this brand! The quality and the price are always amazing! I reviewed Marlena’s contour powders previously, you can read the review here. For $10 and each colour suited to a different skin tone, you can have a great contour powder that will last for ages!

Makeup Geek Contour Powders

LA Girl Pro Conceal High Definition Concealer

LA Girl have a huge array of colours in this range, 28 to be exact. I love using their darker shade as a liquid contour. I use the Beautifully Bronze but Toast is another popular colour to use. These concealers are very pigmented so a little goes a long way otherwise you may struggle to blend it out. But it lasts all day and blends well with a damp beauty blender.

LA Girl Pro Concealer in Beautifully Bronze

Designer Brand Bronzing Stick

This is fairly new to my collection and I love it for an every day contour as it is lighter in colour than my LA Girl Pro Concealer and is quick and easy to blend out. I highly recommend this for light to medium skin tones and great for beginners as you can blend it away to nothing if you go a little to hard.

Designer Brand Flawless Bronzing Stick

Anastasia Beverly Hills

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Original Contour Kit is still one of my favourites for contouring.  Mine is in the light to medium colours and the colours are spot on. This palette is a little more expensive but it last for ages and is easy to work with and blend out. Even though the palette is a little more expensive the colours can also be bought individually (and replaceable within the palette) so in my book this makes them affordable when buying only one or two colours.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Contour Kit

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer

I don’t have a lot of higher priced contour products but I do have the Benefit Hoola Bronzer which is probably not what you would class as affordable. However it comes in a travel size (4g) so you can pick it up for $26 in Australia. Which I think is a similar price to a lot of drugstore products here.  It is a great contour and/or bronzing powder as it is a universal colour suiting a lot of skin tones, blends beautifully and comes with a brush making it great for travel or popping in your bag.

Benefit Limited Edition Cheekathon Blush Palette – featuring Hoola Bronzer


There are so many contouring products on the market but these are the ones that I have tried and liked.  Have you tried any of these? Are there other products you have tried that you liked, or maybe didn’t like? I would love to know. xx




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4 thoughts on “Contouring On a Budget

  1. I’m going to have to say my all time favourite Contouring palette is the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Highlight. It is expensive but it will last me a long time and it’s so worth every cent. However, I just bought the Kat Von D Contour and haven’t used it yet.

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      1. I’ve only bought a few items because CT is expensive but I swear by the Filmstar. I thankfully have a system that doesn’t allow me to use it every day but it’s featured quite a lot in my motd pics.

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