A few weeks back I popped into Harvey Nichols for a contour lesson with Cover FX. The lovely team there talked me through a gentle contour using two of their new products. Custom Cover Drops which I have raved about on the blog and on YouTube and the Contour Kit.
My look starts with a primer (there are six in the range) followed by a CC cream with a drop of Custom Cover Drops. My usual shade is N100 but the team used N110 which provided sufficient opacity to cover my scars with only one drop. This was followed by a touch of concealer around the eyes and my base was complete.
Then onto the contour kit. This is a cream contour kit which means that you can blend the colours to create your custom foundation and then go in with the colours separately for the contour. There are three cream foundation shades which come from the cream foundation range and are labelled, which is brilliant so if you want more of your favourite highlight or contour shade you can buy the full sized product.
There is also the ‘candlelight shade which is a warm shade with shimmer (it would be a great base for eyeshadow. Rather then using shade one (N60) for my main highlight shade, shade three (N90) was used since the look we were going for was a gentle highlight not an all out Kardashian look. Shade four (N120) was used for my contour and shade two (candlelight) on my cupids bow, end of my nose and centre of my forehead. I was advised that I could blend N60 and N90 if I wanted a brighter contour rather then using N60 directly.
The final result is very subtle. It removes the flatness that you can get after applying foundation without any other colour cosmetics. I have been playing with the kit and practising the techniques I was shown. It makes a real difference having a technique like contouring explained to you, on your face with products for your skintone. It takes away some of the pitfalls and errors that you might otherwise fall into if you just watch YouTube videos. I will be doing a full review on the contour kit soon but so far I am loving it!