13 April 2015

Contour and Highlight Products For Pale Skin

contouring for pale skin
Contouring and highlighting has been a really popular trend as of late (thanks mainly to a group of sisters with matching first-letter names). Boots has been taken over by contour palettes, sticks and creams. The look can be a little scary and seem quite difficult to perfect but the wide range of products available has made the whole process a lot easier - especially for fellow pale gals!

Go for a bronze colour which is 2-3 shades darker. A little bit goes a long way and I find it better to build colour up gradually. If you do go a bit heavy handed you can always apply a translucent powder on top to dull down the colour. I like the Maybelline Sun Dream bronzer in Blonde which adds a subtle hint of warmth and depth to the parts you want to contour. It doesn't have an orange tint like so many others too! If you're struggling to find a shade right for you, take a look at the powder you normally use and get one a couple of shades darker. Sometimes I'll skip contour and just opt for highlighter for a softer look.

I love using highlighter and the highstreet has a host of gorgeous products to choose from. My current favourite is the Seventeen Skin Wow Primer which I use all over before applying foundation. It gives skin a lovely dewy glow and brightens a dull complexion. If you're after something to just highlight certain areas such as your brow bone the No7 Highlight Stick is a foolproof option. For a more budget-friendly product the Essence Cream To Powder Highlight is another great one.

For highlighting the inner corners of my eyes I reach for the COLLECTION Shadow Pencil in the lightest shade. The creamy texture is quite opaque and covers blue tones really well. On days when I know I'm going to be photographed the Revlon SkinLights in Pink Light gives skin a subtle glow without giving you that washed-out look.


  1. The Seventeen primer sounds great! x

  2. I'm like you I sometimes skip the bronzing part of it. I find a lot of the counturing looks to be very fake looking. No one is close to white in the center of their face! Come on people!

  3. I completely forgot about the Seventeen Skin Wow Primer! I really need to find it and start using it again, I absolutely loved it before. x

    Jordan Alice

  4. Oh I love that seventeen primer! I'll have to get it next time i'm in the UK!
    Lovely post!


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