24 May 2016

How To: Contouring For Pale Skin

Being of the pale persuasion means finding the right shade of bronzer is quite the task, it needs to have enough of a warm tone to inject some colour and definition, without leaving me looking muddy or like an extra from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. When I look for a "Contour" shade however, all I want is a cool ashy toned colour, that helps me chisel out cheekbones that any super model would be proud of. If you saw my Beauty Products On Trial #7 Maybelline Edition, you'll know that Maybelline recently sent me a bunch of products to try out and I discovered quite possibly, the nicest contour stick I've ever used. So today I thought I would show you how I actually use it, from a pale girls perspective.

I should probably say that I don't have too much experience with contouring, I'm definitely a newbie at this, especially when it come to powder, but this cream (chubby esk) stick does all the work for me. This is part duo, I tend to ignore the highlighting side, it's ok but it's the contour side of the bullet that's the star of the show.

A picture of the Maybelline Master Contour V-Shape Duo

Considering how round my face is, yes it literally is the shape of a beach ball, I need as much help as I can get, to create some definition along my nose, temples, jawline and non-existent cheekbones. This stick's not only the perfect shade for my pale skin, it has the most smooth, creamy consistency that just glides across the skin. The Real Techniques Contour Brush is obviously the perfect choice for buffing in any cream contour product, but these two together create a gorgeous, seamless finish, that looks so natural. I've honestly never used a cream product that blends so smoothly, without ever looking orange. It's also so inexpensive, even if you only use one side of the bullet. However if you like a matte creamy highlighter, you'll probably like both sides.

A picture of Maybelline Master Contour V-Shape Duo
Maybelline Master Contour V-Shape Duo

As you can see by my swatches they do another shade that's a little darker, perfect for more medium skin tones. I can't rave about this product enough, thank you Maybelline for upping this pale girls contour routine!

What are your favourite products to "Contour" with? Do you prefer cream or powder?

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XOXO Claire


  1. Oooh i like this look of this product! I've sen so many contours that are just too dark/light but this is lovely and natural!


    xx ♥ La Coco Noire

  2. I had the same problem, but this one is absolutely perfect, it just melts into my skin and I love the result! :)

  3. I love that the drugstore are coming out with contour products! This sounds great! x


  4. As someone with although freckly, still quite pale skin I have to agree, it's so hard to find a natural looking contour! This looks stunning, I really love how natural this looks on you but still gives you definition. I'm not the biggest fan of cream products but your post has swayed me! Will have to be giving this a swatch next time I'm in Boots xx


  5. It's fantastic, the days of blotchy orange products are long gone! :)

  6. Ooh let me know how you find it, you've hit the nail on the head, it gives definition but still looks natural and I'm obsessed with it! ;)

  7. It really works for my pale skin and blends so smoothly, I can't believe the quality vs the price, it's so inexpensive :)

  8. I love the finished look this product gives. It really does look so natural. I am really pale too and can find contouring just looks too harsh on my skin but I will definitely have to try this product next time I come across it! x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

  9. Thank you, it's so natural, I was worried it would look orange and not blend properly, but it's amazing!

  10. This looks amazing! Definitely need to give this a go! xx


  11. I'm so impressed, it's so inexpensive but it just blend like a dream. I can't recommend it enough :)

  12. I haven't tried contouring yet! I want to, but haven't found the right product yet I guess. This looks like it blends really nicely, it looks very natural! I think I want something a little more ashy toned though xx


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