The best contouring kits to define and sculpt like a pro

Achieving chiselled cheeks in an instant has never been easier; shop our edit of the best contour kits on the market.

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Achieving chiselled cheeks in an instant has never been easier; shop our edit of the best contour kits on the market.

Learning how to contour is a make-up skill every beauty buff should master. And it' s never been easier thanks to the best contour kits now available from beauty brands for all budgets.

We 've road-tested the best contour kits the market has to offer and found which ones are the easiest to use, which are the ones that look most natural and which ones we'd recommend for on the go top-ups.

Whichever kit you choose, the key is to start with a good base - start with the best foundation and best use the best make-up brushes when starting out. Contouring is to add shadows and highlights to the cheek and brow bones, where needed. Your cheeks will be the key point to add shape to your face. Locate your cheek bones and add shadow with the darkest colour in your kit diagonally downwards under the bone. This line should roughly follow the middle of the ear to the bottom of the nose. Next, highlight your bone structure by adding a light-reflecting shade along the cheeks and just below the eyebrows. With the best contour kits, it makes highlighting and shading a doddle.

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The best contouring make-up

If you like working with powder, we love Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow, £49. This luxury powder contour kit contain rich, light-reflecting colours that are really easy to work with. If you' re looking for a beauty bargain, Barry M 's Feeling Cheeky Sculpting Tin, £6.99 is budget-friendly and works with a simple shadow, bronze and highlight trio.

If cream or gel textures are more your thing, try Illamasqua 's Gel Sculpt Face Contouring Stick, £22. This is so easy to use and you can smudge the colour in with fingertips for a more natural finish.

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