The contouring makeup trend has no signs of slowing down, and we’ve already reviewed a high-end product, Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, so we thought we’d take it to the other end of the spectrum with the Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit.
The contour kit is very purse-friendly and helps you create a more defined look to your facial features with a dark powder to define the face and a lighter powder to illuminate your skin.
The Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit is available in two shade options, fair and medium, and comes packaged in a black plastic, rectangular compact which looks extremely similar to NARS packaging, although one plus point is that it doesn’t have a rubberised finish which, if you’ve had any NARS products before you know can get extremely dirty quickly. Thankfully the Seventeen compact looks just as clean as the day we purchased it.
It’s a nice and sleek compact, which fits perfectly in our makeup kit at home and certainly isn’t too bulky to carry around either. The packaging is robust enough to protect the powders from damage too. What's more, it comes with its own handy mirror, ideal for touch-ups on the go.
Inside the lustrous packaging is two powders; one highlighter shade and one contouring shade – what we particularly love about this compact is the fact that both powders are completely matte. So many contour kits have the highlighter shade shimmery, so this makes a nice change. Each of the powders is 4g each, pretty generous of them when you consider the price.
Inside you’ll find a little guide to contouring too, making it the perfect purchase for any contouring beginner.
The highlighter shade is a light, slightly warm toned cream colour which is ideal to set under eye concealer. It isn’t chalky or ashy and is similar in concept to the MAC sculpting powders. It’s not going to give you a sheen or glow, but its’ great for brightening the skin tone.
The contour powder needs to be built up in layers to show up, pigmentation is good but nothing great. The powder is quite subtle, so you can contour the nose and forehead and jawline with this one. It is not stark to look at and it blends well, beginners can go for it.
Both powders have a really creamy texture, which applies and blends easily into the skin.
Extremely purse friendly, soft matte powders, easy to blend, sleek packaging, mirror compact,
Doesn’t last as long as high-end powders, not as pigmented
This Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit is exactly what you need to create a speedy contoured look that doesn’t cost the earth. You get exactly what you need to create a more defined facial structure and easy-to-apply and blendable powders that might not last as long as the high-end products, but certainly, won’t dent your bank account like them.