In most pictures that you see today in magazines, on social media and on TV you see perfectly chiseled cheekbones, pearlescent highlighters of every shade dusting all the right angles and even skin tone for days. It likely seems at least a little confusing and overwhelming for a lot of people who then end up afraid to try something that can really enhance your appearance if it’s done correctly. From looking to simply even out your skin tone and do a light contour and highlight to getting right into heavier stuff, here’s a breakdown of some highlight and contour palettes and colour correcting palettes that are worth looking into.
Stila Correct and Perfect All-In-One Color Correcting Palette
Consider this your one-stop for all things color-correcting. Five creamy shades designed to be worn under foundation and eliminate redness, dullness and dark circles; two colorful powders set foundation and add radiance.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette
Think you can’t have contouring and color correcting in the same palette? Think again. This do-it-all has two shades of peach and one shade of orange to conceal dark circles, plus green and yellow to put a stop to redness. When you’re done color-correcting, blend shade “warmth” underneath your cheekbones and on your temples for a chiseled look.
Sephora + PANTONE UNIVERSE Correct + Conceal Palette
Each of these palettes targets main concerns: dark circles, redness, hyperpigmentation, dullness, and brightening as well as having concealers of every shade that can also be used for cream contour. Each palette is organized for three different skin tones which lends itself to endless combinations for every need. In addition, each palette has a handy overlay with an explanation of use and includes a detailed booklet with application instructions, tips, and tricks. It is amazing to have a slim and easy to carry palette that can both contour, conceal and colour correct all in one!
Anastasia Contour and Highlight Kits
The either powder or cream contour kits include six blendable formulas to sculpt and define features. The darker shades are ideal for shading and defining, while the lighter shades are perfect for sculpting and enhancing features.
The Gleam and Glow kits are two separate collections of four metallic powder highlighters for intense luminosity. Layer the highly blendable shades together or wear them separately for ultimate radiance.
Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
A contour palette that can be used to create a look of authentic dimensionality. Shape your features and enhance definition with three matte contour shades that recede facial features, while the three highlight shades impart a soft luminosity to amplify dimension. These silky, buildable powders blend effortlessly for a flawless, fade-proof finish that flatters every skin tone and every face shape every time.
Jeanne Morneau is a celebrated Hair and Makeup Artist residing in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She has worked on Bridal, Glamour, Boudoir, High Fashion/Editoral, Fantasy, S/FX and is regularly published in various publications. You can view her work at Creative Artistry of Jeanne