Drugstore Contour Collection



I have become quite fond of contouring lately so I am finding myself purchasing more and more pallets which are from the high street and comparing the quality of different brands so I thought I would write a post about the contour pallets that I own so far from the high street and my thoughts on them.

I used to own so much more but I wasn't loving them as much so I have either threw them out or passed them on. The remaining pallets I have are the ones I use the most.

Some are just bronzers and highlights but others have a blusher included aswell. I much prefer having a blush included because it makes travelling so much easier and well, it is just nicer to have everything in one place, am I right?



I have spoken about this so many times on my blog now so I won't go in to alot of detail.  

This is still a favourite of mine and it has everything you need to complete a look which includes 2 blush shades, a matte bronzer and a highlight. All very pigmented and blendable and is in a handy compact which despite it being abit flimsy is actually really good for travelling.

This is the only item I took with me to London and it lasted the trip so I would say it is pretty travel friendly.

 


This is a cream bronzer which looks much more natural on the skin compared to powder products in my opinion. 

I am not a fan of the highlight in this compact, it looks too cakey on my skin and find it hard to blend out on the skin but the contour shade is a beautiful colour that works very well on fair skin. It doesn't look muddy or patchy on the cheeks and blends out nicely giving a natural finish.   




Like all the other NYX products, this is a good'un but technically it isn't a pallet but it is still in the contouring catergory I guess. Again the highlight shade is no good on my skin. I think all cream highlighters look awful on me so I never tend to bother with that side of contouring anymore. 

The contour shade on the other hand is stunning. Just like the L'Oreal one this is very nice on fair skin despite it looking quite dark, it blends out quite sheer and is easily builadble to achieve your required look

I find this lasts longer on the skin compared to other cream bronzers and I also prefer this stick application method aswell, makes it much more easier to carve out the cheekbones without looking messy compared to using a brush.




I always forget I have this in my collection, always seems to get pushed to the back of my draws and I don't know why. 

This is a lovely powder bronzer/highlight compact which also comes with a mirror and brush. 

The colour isn't too warm on me so it makes the perfect contouring shade and the highlight is a pearl colour with hints of champagne in there too, it isn't full of glitter like some other highlight shades from the high street can be and gives a nice subtle glow to the skin.




This is the newest edition to my collection and I am still playing around with it and I am abit on the fence whether I like it or not.

It includes a vibrant coral pink shade which is nice for the spring time, I never thought I would like such bright colours on myself but this gives a lovely flush of colour to the cheeks once blended out. A bronzer which has a ever so slight shimmer to it and also a highlight very similar to the Maybelline one but with more shimmer.

I wouldn't say this is a contour pallet but it is nice to warm up the skin in the Spring and Summer time. But for me I don't find it has much pigmentation on the skin compared to swatching on my hand which I am abit disappointed with but I am still playing around with it so I might grow to love it.

I think the darker shade pallet would suit me better to get a better colour pay of but this is nice for a subtle look or those no makeup, makeup days.
 



If there is any other pallets that you love, then let me know and I will check them out if I haven't already!

Thanks for reading,
Hannah Leanne
xx