Contouring has become such a massive trend during 2015, with many highend and drugstore brands releasing their own contouring products. The Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit is £5.99, and is available in two shade options; Fair and Medium.
The contour kit is packaged within a black, plastic, rectangular compact which looks similar to NARS packaging, except it doesn’t have the rubberised finish which is a magnet for fingerprints which I much prefer. It’s nice and sleek, and fits nicely into my makeup bag and I feel that the packaging is robust enough to protect the powders from damage.
Inside the kit there are two powders; one highlighter shade, and one contouring shade, with both powders being completely matte. There are quite a lot of contour kits on the market which contain a shimmery contour shade which completely negates the point of contouring and adding shadow to the face, so I really like that Seventeen have created a completely matte contour kit.
Each of the two powders are 4 grams each which is pretty generous, especially for a kit that costs just £5.99. There is an handy mirror within the lid, and the kit comes with a little guide to show you how to use the kit for the best results so it’s perfect for a contouring beginner.
I have the Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit Medium Kit which I assumed would be considerably too dark for my pale skin, but surprisingly it’s not too bad at all. The highlighter shade is a light, slightly warm toned cream colour which I like to use to set my under eye concealer, but it’s a touch too dark for me to use all over my face for highlighting.
contour shade is a slightly warm tan colour. I think it would be better if the contour shade was cooler in tone seeing as it’s for contouring rather than bronzing, but once blended into the skin it looks OK but I do prefer cool toned contour shades. Both powders have a really creamy texture, which applies and blends easily into the skin but they are a little powdery so I’d recommend tapping your brush a few times before application to keep fall out to a minimum.
I think the Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit is a great buy for £5.99, and I’d love to try the Fair Kit to see if the shade is a little cooler than this Medium Kit. I love that this kit is suitable for those who are new to contouring, or are contouring addicts but I think Seventeen should perhaps introduce a few other shades to cater for more skintones as they’d be so popular as there aren’t many drugstore contour kits available in a range of shades.
*This post contains a PR Sample or gifted item.