What is the Contour Palette used for?

What is the Contour Palette used for?

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This blog answers one of the most common question asked - what is the purpose of contour palette?

A contour palette is one of the most-used beauty products ever and its uses have remained a part of the makeup and performance industry.

In contouring, darker and lighter shade is used to define or sculpt various facial features. This technique highlights cheekbones, noses, foreheads, and jawlines.

There is no doubt that contouring has evolved from its roots in the face to highlighting the shoulders, abs, and other parts of the body. Even as it might have started with the face, contouring has also evolved to highlight other aspects of the body.

In contrast to foundation or concealer, which are matched to the skin tone in order to create an even texture, a contouring palette is used in order to enhance shadow areas of the face, which gives the face depth and dimension. 

Definite uses of the Contour Palette:

It sculpts facial features

It gives a dimension to the face

It lasts longer than a creme formula

Get a myriad of shades in a single compact case 

Here's how to Contour your Face:

Following is a simple step-by-step procedure that you may follow loosely, and you may modify it to suit your own facial shape and skin tone -

Step 1: Apply a moisturiser on your face followed by a primer on top of it.

Step 2: You'll have to use a cream highlighter to highlight the cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, the brow bone, and the inner corners of your eyes.

Step 3: In order to achieve the flawless look, use a damp beauty blender to apply your foundation-mixed with a beauty oil-over your face for the perfect blend.

Step 4: Now, follow the shape of your face to contour. Apply some powder or cream along the edges of your jawbone if you think your jaw is not defined as it should be. You can also mix a contour line beneath your cheekbones, so that your cheeks will get chiseled look. You can choose to exclude your nose from the process.

Step 5: End the process by using setting powder to set your T-zone, then use a setting spray to blend it all in conjunction.


You should always invest in a contour palette that is convenient for your skin tone and type. You can begin to practice if you want a perfectly defined look.

When you'll use a contouring palette as a beginner, it could feel intimidating but you will get used to it.

Ensure that you pay attention to the shade (shades darker from your natural complexion) and formula that will suit your skin tone and type.

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