Best Contour Products In India
We are all fascinated with makeup, if you are here on this blog reading this article chances are pretty high that you love makeup. And if you love makeup you have got to love contouring and highlighting. Today’s post is all about the very best contour products in India. We don’t have many to be honest, but our choices are slightly better than they were couple of years back.
Before we begin the list lets take a minute to talk about contouring.
What is contouring?
Contouring is a makeup technique used to add shadows to our face. A country obsessed with fairness doesn’t really want to apply anything dark on their faces, much less a product which is supposed to be 2-3 shades darker. But be rest assured when done correctly contouring can accentuate your facial features, make your nose look slimmer , hide those double chins, give you an illusion of high cheek bones, make you look sun kissed. Yes all that just by contouring.
How does contouring work?
When you apply the dark contour powder on your cheeks, just below your cheek bones, it makes the light not highlight that area there by giving an illusion of a higher cheek bone.
When you apply the contour powder on your jaw line you basically draw yourself a jaw line which defines your bone structure. Apply the contour powder on your jaw line and cover your double chin with that as well and you have a chiseled jaw line that will be the envy of everyone.
For your nose as well, just apply the contour powder on the sides of the bridge of your nose and under the tip of your nose and you have yourself a perfectly sharp and slim looking nose.
If you have a large forehead then you can apply the contour across your forehead and just highlight the center of your forehead to give the illusion of a smaller forehead.
Now if you want to do all this then you need the products to achieve this look as well. I am going to list down some of my favorite products which are readily available in India. And if you want to see how to do all the contouring and highlighting I am talking about, then refer to the video below
Moving on to best contour products in India
Wet N Wild MegaGlo Contouring Palette
Price : INR 499
Budget friendly and easy to blend and this has two colors one for highlighting powder to set your face and the deeper color to add contour to your face. For the price you get two products a lighter powder and a deeper powder. Try this and you won’t be disappointed.
NYX Professional Makeup Highlight and Contour Pro Palette Matte finish
Price : INR 2000
Its on the pricier side but you get 10 colors to play with. Now you don’t need to use all the colors you would say then buy this ? Because throughout the year our skin color also varies, we are more tan in summer months, that time you can use the deeper shades while in winter months you can use the lighter colors. Also sometimes you want a sharp contour sometimes you want a very light contoured look nothing too heavy . If you are a makeup artist then you need this for using on your clients. The colors also have neutral to warm to cool undertones . I love this palette and a have a backup too.
Palladio Matte Bronzer
Price : INR 750
This is a new find and I love how seamlessly it blends. I t has a neutral undertone so it works as a bronzer as well as a contour powder too. Its a budget find and works beautifully with Indian skin tones. It comes on 2 colors and you can buy it from NYKAA.com
MAC Mineralized Skin finish in Give Me Sun
Price: INR 2600
Its MAC so its pricey but use this once and thank me later. This is the most used bronzer in my vanity. It has a slight sheen , I wont call it sheen also, its almost matte but a smooth texture and satiny finish, this makes the skin glow from within. Its best for medium skin tone, it doesn’t work for fair skin tone as it pulls orange on them. This color though wont work for anyone above NC 42. If you are above NC 42 see the next product on the list.
MAC Mineralized Skin finish in Dark Deepest.
Price : 2600
This is the perfect shade for deeper skin tones and makes you look like a sun kissed goddess . Try it and fall in love. It gives the skin a healthy glow at the same adds dimension to the face.
NYX Professional Makeup Go To Palette Wanderlust
Price : INR 1625
Its an entire palette with 6 eye shadows , one highlighter, one blush and one contour powder. This palette is perfect on the go. And the contour powder is perfect. The color is good, the texture is smooth and its matte finish. So if you are looking for a palette that’s easy to travel with and is compact and one palette does it all for you type of product then do try this.
Nicka K Contour Kit
Price : INR 650
Buy this at NYKAA . This is a trio where in you get a contour shade, one bronze shade and one highlight shade. Its a decent product and is budget friendly. Its a little powdery but its easy to blend so be gentle while picking up product.
Besides these products, you can also use any of your favorite face powders in a shade that is 2 to 3 shades darker for your skin tone. For example if you are NC 35-40 you can use NC 45 powder to contour your face.
These are some of my top picks for contour powders in India . These are powder products of-course, and since its summer time, its advisable to use powders and avoid creams. I will do a dedicated article on cream contour products in India. Meanwhile I hope you found this article on best contour products in India helpful.