It’s now been almost 3 and a half years since I started this beauty blog. And whilst I love trying out new trends and makeup looks, there is one trend which I have always stayed clear of – CONTOURING.
I have tried time and time again to perfect my contouring technique, only to end up looking like a muddy, patchy and slightly over-bronzed mess. However I have recently taken a slightly different approach to contouring – a more subtle approach – using two products from Topshop Beauty.
The first product I have been using is the Topshop Bronzer in ‘Mohawke’. This is a completely matte light-medium bronzer with a neutral undertone, making it perfect for contouring. (It looks a lot less orange in real life than it does in the photo above, trust me!) I have tested out a fair amount of bronzers in the past, however this one has to be one of my all-time favourite bronzers. Apart from being the perfect shade of bronze for my rather pale skin, the formula of this is spot-on. It has a beautifully soft, buildable and super-blendable formula which glides onto the skin giving it a natural bronze look, without looking too orange or muddy. It is available for £9 and worth every single penny!
The second product I have been loving is the Topshop Glow Highlighter in ‘Gleam’. I’d read lots of glowing (ha!) reviews for this highlighter, and I must say I agree. ‘Gleam’ is a gorgeous golden shade, and whilst Topshop also do a more pink-toned shade, I find that gold highlighters work better with my skintone. As this is a cream highlighter, I find it super quick and easy to apply using my ring finger. Just dab some onto the tops of your cheek bones using your finger, blend it in and you’re good to go. A little bit goes a long way with this product, as using too much can result in a little too much shimmer. Having said that, it blends really easily, lasts a decent amount of time on the skin, and catches the light beautifully. Definitely one to pop into your basket asap!
*This post is in collaboration with Topshop. All opinions are my own, honest opinions.*