I was really excited when I spotted the Pro Contour Kits on the Freedom website, as I knew exactly what they were ‘inspired’ by. The shades especially are very similar to those of the three NARS Contour Blushes, and just like NARS, there are three shades available of this kit. I opted for the palest kit which is Fair, and the two shades inside the kit are dupes for NARS Olympia in terms of tone although the packaging isn’t remotely similar.
The Freedom Pro Contour Kit is packaged within a small, rectangular plastic compact with a mirror within the lid. Just like the NARS Contour Blushes, the highlight shade is the larger sized powder and the contour shade is the smaller sized powder.
NARS describe Olympia as being an ‘ivory and rose’ which is actually pretty accurate for describing the shades within this Freedom Pro Contour Kit, although the contour shade is a little more orange in tone when applied to the cheeks, compared to what it looks like in the pan.
In the compact, both powders look matte but they’re actually satin; especially the contour shade as it has a noticeable sheen to it, so if you like a matte contour, I’d recommend using a lighthand and setting it with powder. Both powders have an amazingly buttery consistency which applies like a dream, and they’re both easy to blend out too – they almost apply as if they’re creams as they’re so smooth, and blendable.
To apply the highlight shade with the Freedom Pro Contour Kit, I like to use a small fluffy brush like the Real Techniques Setting Brush but you could use a Beauty Blender if you favour a stronger highlight. For the contour shade, I’ve been using the amazing Zoeva Luxe Face Paint Brush which is absolutely perfect for using with powder contours like this.
Freedom Pro Contour Kit – Fair £3.50
If you’re a contouring newbie, I’d really recommend a contour shade like this one as it’s very natural looking on the skin, and not at all harsh and I think the rosy tone makes it a little more flattering certainly for my skintone at least. I’m really impressed with this little contour kit for £3.50, as I tried the Sleek Contour Kit and I really didn’t like it and it’s £6.49. I particularly love how pale skin friendly the Fair kit is too, as it really is light enough for those with fair and pale skins which never happens…