I always thought contouring was too dramatic and that you needed to be an expert or have a makeup artist to get it right. Last week I got to preview the new LORAC Pro Contour palette and believe me when I say it’s a game-changer.
The palette has three matte contour shades, two matte highlight shades and one shimmer highlight shade and comes with a custom contour brush. Honestly the brush is probably worth the $45 alone. It’s incredibly soft and easy to blend with, plus the unique shape makes it so easy to apply the contour and highlight powder.
It’s really easy to get a natural look with this palette, and then to amp it up if you want to be super sculpted. Since placement for where you should contour and highlight depends on your face shape, the palette comes with a step-by-step guide for contouring every face shape. I also love the packaging — it’s so sleek and snaps shut with a magnet to protect the fine powders.
I got the amazing makeup artist at the event spill his pro tips and techniques. First he recommended to do your makeup before your hair because you have to blend the contour into your hairline. This prevents that unnatural line of makeup but it will also mess up your hair.
Use the domed side of the brush to apply your contour shade to the hollow of cheekbones, nose, around the hairline and along the jawline, then use the flat side to blend. Blending is really the key to contouring.
Spray the brush to clean off the contour shade before applying the highlight shade with the flat side of your brush. For that, he said to just never use the shimmer shade under your eyes. When you’re done, dust a clean fluffy brush over everything to finish the look.
Here’s a closer look at the six shades. What I love about these powders is how soft and fine they are — it makes them easy to blend on the skin or together if you’re between two shades. The LORAC Pro Contour palette is available on Ulta.com on June 14, in stores June 28 and everywhere else July 5.
Palette c/o LORAC. All opinions are my own! Thank you for supporting The Glam Files.