Every now and then, when I get more time to spend on my makeup, I'll do a quick contour. It's not something I bother with everyday and I definitely don't resemble Kim Kardashian when it's finished but I do find it does make a difference to my makeup. I've been using various highlighters and bronzers, so when I found out about Barry M's Contour Kit - I knew I wanted to try it out. The kit means I no longer have to rummage around for a certain highlighter and bronzer, thanks to it all being packaged together in one compact kit. I also know that this kit has done it's round on the beauty blogs already but I think it's nice sometimes to forget about what others are writing about and focus on what you've been enjoying.
Barry M's Chisel Cheeks Contour kit does exactly what it says on the tin. The packaging is travel sized and really light and it can easily be popped in your handbag for touch ups on the go, although there's no mirror inside the kit. The aim of the kit is to give you a sculpted and flawless makeup look. Inside the kit, you'll find a highlighter, medium brown bronze and a dark brown sculptor. There are handy instructions showing just where each product goes, which is great if it's all new to you.
After applying my foundation and eye makeup (I always leave this step until last for some reason!), I then start with the highlighter. It's more of a light powder, than an actual highlighter - when it comes to highlighters, I tend to think of shimmer but this definitely isn't. I apply this on my chin, just above my cheekbones and in between my eyebrows. It makes a subtle difference, but nothing too drastic. Next up it's the medium brown powder for bronzing. I apply this on my cheekbones and forehead - it's the perfect shade without being orange and blends really well. Lastly, it's the dark brown sculpting powder, which I worry is a bit too dark for my skin tone. This is to be applied under the cheekbones and down the sides of your nose. I sometimes miss this step and just use the medium brown for both the second and third step as I find my makeup will get a little muddy if I'm applying too much. Overall, the kit is perfect for anyone who already loves a contour or for anyone who wants to give it a go. It's great to have the products in one place and be able to carry it around easily too. If I was to be extra fussy, I'd have loved to seen a brush too!