December 30, 2014

Spring 2015 Beauty Trends: Contouring 101

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Spring 2015 Beauty Trends

Apparently Spring 2015 Beauty Trends are all about Contouring 101! There are so many contour palettes and products launching right now that promise to make contouring your face an easy breezy experience. NYX even has a new six pan cream contour palette that’s launching now in drugstores!

I don’t technically contour although I should since I have a round face! I do think some of the new palettes launching with easy to follow instructions are tempting enough to make me want to learn.

Here’s a selection of some of the hottest Spring 2015 Beauty Trend Contouring products you can get your makeup loving hands on!

Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio $45
Shade, sculpt, and highlight with not a palette but three chubby cream pencils from Smashbox that give you an easy way to contour your face with a simple swipe on and blend application! How’s that for easy contouring?

Smashbox Step By Step Contour Stick Trio

Viseart Corrector, Contour, Camouflage HD Palette $80
For the serious contouring junkie there’s Viseart’s 12 pan cream shadow palette that you can used to not only use for contouring work but also for concealing and correctly. There’s endless options here to highlight, neutralize, contour, and even conceal tattoos according to Viseart. Mix and match shades to create your ultimate contouring tools!

Viseart HD Palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette $46
As an artist Kat Von D knows how to work with shading and light to create incredible tattoo designs. She takes that knowledge and injects it into this six pan palette that includes three shades for highlighting and three for sculpting and shading work to create a masterpiece on your face!

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette

Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette $34
Tarte joins to contouring trend party by creating a palette with their very popular, cult favorite Park Ave Princess Bronzer as well as a highlighting and blush shade to contour, highlight, and add a flush of gorgeous color to cheeks.

Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette

Sephora Contouring 101 Face Palette $28
Sephora crashed the party with a five shade mosaic style powder that sculpts and slims your face down with shades that can be mixed and matched.

sephora Contouring 101 Face Palette

Laura Mercier Flawless Contouring Palette $50
If anyone is going to get contouring down right it would be Laura yes? Her new palette combines neutral and darker shades to help sculpt and define your face with an easy to blend buildable cream formula with a more natural finish than ordinary powder. Don’t forget the tips and tricks cards for easy to follow instructions on getting your contouring done right!

Laura Mercier Flawless Contouring Palette

Becca Lowlight/Highlight Perfecting Palette $42
Put your best features first with this palette featuring a cream highlighter based off Becca’s popular Shimmering Skin Perfector. The Lowlight Sculping Perfector adds depth to your face while the blendable cream Shimmering Skin Perfector puts your complexion in the perfect light.

Becca Lowlight Highlight Perfecting Palette

What are your fav, easy to use contouring tools?

Indulging in any new ones this Spring?

Do share!

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    • Souhaila El-Souki

      Can’t keep track of all the fab contouring palettes! I just got the NARS Domination Cheek Palette for Christmas and I love it! When it the Too Faced coming out?! So excited!

  • Lia

    Clinique is coming out with contour and highlighting chubby sticks and a contour palette I think in February.

  • Sara

    Would love to know more about the NYX palette, but I couldn’t find anything online about it.

    • Isabella Muse

      I don’t have a pic sadly but it’s a six pan cream shadow contouring/concealing palette. as soon as I learn more will post!

    • Genevieve

      It is called the Contouring Face Palette and there are two versions: one that is for correcting and the other called Sunkissed that contains a blush, highlighter and contouring powder. I have just purchased it and I am using it today. So far so good. It has worn 6 hours on me. I have very fair skin and it is in a peachy sort of colour.

  • Kate

    I got the NARS Olympia duo for Christmas and its perfection for a contouring beginner like me!! Multiple dark and light shades are overwhelming at this point– I don’t know where to put them all!!

      • Souhaila El-Souki

        It is on the website but NOT available yet! Still says coming soon 🙂 The BECCA palette is available, and more Spring 2015 BECCA is available at ULTA! Do we know when the Too Faced Contouring palette is coming out?

  • Sharon

    I think I should contour more because of my round face as well. I wish I felt more comfortable doing it! I am excited for the NYX one because it’s cheap enough that I can play around with it and not feel like I bought a $50 palette I will never use.

    • Isabella Muse

      me too I always feel like one of those pageant kids when I try haha! Agreed! something cheap to practice with is a good way to start!

  • Caroline

    I just recently got the It Cosmetics contouring palette and am going to stick with that one for a while. I contour every day, but to be honest, I don’t really get the need for a whole palette with multiple shades of bronzer and highlighter. So until I figure that out, I’m not buying any more palettes! LOL

  • Melissa

    I have one of the RCMA pallettes which works wonders for everything. I was also lucky enough to get the Kat Von D contour pallette over the MLK holiday in January at – the manager allowed me to purchase that and an Hourglass eyeshadow pallette that hadn’t been released in stores yet during a makeover since I had asked about them and am a member. (Names and geographic locations removed to protect identity and to secure future “special” purchases! Lol). The Kat Von D contour pallette is *awesome* and I’ve used it more than even I anticipated! I highly recommend it!

    • Melissa

      Correction. It wasn’t for sale yet in my “major cosmetics retailer” – it may have been in other locations!