Get Your Contour On! (glo Minerals Contour Kit Review)

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I remember the days when my everyday makeup routine consisted of (only) powder foundation, eyeliner, and mascara. Gradually, more and more products found their way into my routine as I got older and more interested in beauty products and trends. Now I either wear nothing or do my most basic routine with the addition of concealer, bronzer, blush, and highlight. Powder by itself just doesn't cut it anymore after discovering the powers of contouring and highlighting, which is why I feel like I should either do my makeup the right way or not at all. But let's be real: I am still lazy when it comes to basic makeup, so I love any kind of palettes or all-in-one products that make my life easier in the mornings.



Glo Minerals recently sent me their new Contour Kit (along with their Contour/Highlight brush) and it has already wiggled its way into my everyday routine and is now my new favorite, super time-saving product! I feel like there's no going back to the way I did things before finding this little gem. I think that all makeup lovers can agree that the list of products we can't live without gets a little longer as we fall in love with more and more makeup products. I fell in love with the Contour Kit because of the quality of the powders, sleek and slim packaging, and shade range. I own the medium to dark Contour Kit but glo Minerals also makes one for fair to light skintones (check out a review from Smoke and Mirrors Beauty!). I think there are shades from both palettes that any skintone can use.



These powders have a buttery, fine-milled texture and good pigmentation without being too intense, which makes it easy to blend. The powders are buildable so you can create a soft, subtle look to enhance features or you can create a more intense look with the illusion of chiseled features. This helps to make contouring and highlighting foolproof. The blendability also makes the Contour Kit a great product to use as eyeshadow and already has the perfect colors for an everyday look—yet another reason I love this product!

Highlight is a matte shade with yellow undertones. I like to use it to set my undereye concealer by applying it in a triangle from the top of my cheekbone to the side of my nose. Extending it to those areas (instead of only under the eye) will help to prevent a reverse racoon look and keep things natural and blended. I also place it on the arch of my brows to define them and make my face look more lifted and awake. If you want a super chiseled face you can also apply a little bit of this shade underneath the contour of your cheeks to create a more defined line, but make sure to blend!

Shimmer Hightlight is a golden champagne shimmer that I mainly use to highlight the top of my cheekbones for that 'lit from within' glow. I also like to use it on the inner corner of my eyes (or all over the lid) and on my cupid's bow. I like how this shade isn't too glittery but it still packs enough punch to try out the new Strobing trend.

Contour 1 is a cool toned brown that has a hint of gray to it (but not so gray that it makes you look like a skeleton). This kind of shade is what you want to use to contour your face because it mimics a natural shadow. I use it to contour under my cheekbones, which you can easily find by making a fish face or by placing your index finger in the hollow of your cheeks. This is also a good shade to use if you like to contour your nose.

Contour 2 is a warm toned brown that looks a little orangey compared to Contour 1. I use this to warm up my face and place it on my cheeks above the Contour 1 shade while keeping it below my cheekbones. This adds enough color to my face that I sometimes skip blush altogether. I also like to sweep it around my temples, hairline, and jawline.


The basics of contouring and highlighting is that you want to create shadows where you want to define your bone structure and add light to features you want to draw attention to. These areas can vary from person to person depending on face shape and facial features so just play around until you find what works for you! If you are like me and learn better from visuals you can consult the directions printed on the inside of the Contour Kit and watch this Youtube video tutorial from glo Professional.


If you thought things couldn't get better than the Contour Kit, here's some more info for you—glo Minerals also came out with a dual ended Contour/Highlight brush designed to work perfectly with the Contour Kits! The Contour end of the brush is a slim, round brush that fits perfectly in the hollows of the cheek. You can load product onto the tip of the brush for a sharp contour or you can use the roundness and softness to blend it out for a subtle contour. The Highlight end is a flat, dense brush that works well for setting undereye concealer with a matte highlight powder and creating precise lines for both contour and highlight. I learned some great tips on using this brush by watching the Youtube video that I mentioned earlier.

Both of these products can be found on http://www.gloprofessional.com/, where the Contour Kit sells for $36 and the Contour/Highlight Brush sells for $29. Both of these products are great items to add to your collection, whether you're a beginner or professional. I have been working at a spa that carries the glo Professional line for almost five years and have discovered some amazing products that I now use everyday, so it was no surprise to me when I fell in love with this one!

To find a retailer near you, call our Customer Service team at 1-800-232-0398 or e-mail info@gloprofessional.com including your ZIP code and which product lines you are interested in.
To find a retailer near you, call our Customer Service team at 1-800-232-0398 or e-mail info@gloprofessional.com including your ZIP code and which product lines you are interested in.
To find a retailer near you, call our Customer Service team at 1-800-232-0398 or e-mail info@gloprofessional.com including your ZIP code and which product lines you are interested in.
To find a retailer near you, call our Customer Service team at 1-800-232-0398 or e-mail info@gloprofessional.com including your ZIP code and which product lines you are interested in.

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2 comments

  1. I love that there is a range of shades for all skintones. And that brush looks awesome!

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  2. I love the colors in this kit!! I hope one of these days I will master the art of contouring!

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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