Monday, 2 May 2016

Contouring on a Budget

Contouring on a Budget, drugstore contour, loreal infallible sculpt contouring palette, review


There's been quite a bit of buzz around the L'Oreal Infallible Sculpt Contouring Palette in the last month or so. I was fairly intrigued, because when you're shopping for contour palettes in the drugstore you're not exactly spoiled for choice. It seems like more and more affordable brands are jumping onto the contour kit bandwagon and I for one am very happy about it! I've been using this little contour palette for a while now, so I thought I'd share my thoughts!

First off, this was near impossible to get ahold of in Zurich. I mean it was literally sold out everywhere! As per usual that only spurred me on in my search and after visiting three different places, I finally managed to snag the last of these. It's available in two shades, Light and Medium-Dark and I picked up the lighter shade. The packaging of these is pretty typical for the drugstore, nothing fancy, but there is a little mirror in there as well as a small step-by-step contour guide leaflet, which I think are nice extras.

I was a little concerned that the contour shade of this would be too warm, because that's generally an issue I've encountered with drugstore contour shades. I will say that this does lean a little to the warmer side but I find that it still works really well for contouring and doesn't leave things looking muddy. For me, the real star of the show here is the highlight shade. It's completely matte without a hint of shimmer, which is definitely a rarer find in the drugstore. This works absolute wonders for brightening up a lacklustre complexion without leaving you looking glittery or greasy. 

The one drawback for me with this palette is that the formula, although very creamy and easily blendable, does run a little dry on the skin and can cling to dry patches. As much as I love the highlight shade, I need to make sure my skin is in tip top condition because otherwise things can end up looking a little too matte and a little dry. I find that as long as I moisturise properly and use a hydrating base, it works really well. If you don't have dry skin then this shouldn't really be an issue for you but if you do, have a little swatch in store and see how you like the formula!

Overall I'm really pleased with this product, it does what it says on the tin and for the price point I really can't complain! Even if you're not too impressed by the contour shade, I'd say this palette is worth a try for that highlight alone - it's a beaut! What are some of your affordable contour favourites?


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  1. This is perfect their are so many contouring palettes out there

    Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. It's definitely a lovely product! xo

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  2. I prefer a more shimmery highlight but I'm glad there are more drugstore options for contouring! The Wet n Wild one is quite nice but I don't know if it's available where you are x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm definitely a big fan of shimmery highlights too! I've heard good things about the Wet 'n Wild highlighters, we actually have Wet 'n Wild in Zurich so I'll have a look, thank you for the recommendation! xo

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  3. I've been curious to try this out, glad to hear it's a good one!


    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. I hope you like it if you try it! xo

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  4. I very nearly picked this up when it was first released but thought I'd wait for a few reviews to come out first. I have quite dry skin so I worry it would cling to those patches, but I may still give it a go, perhaps during summer when my skin is less dry.

    Alice ♡ // beautybyalicee

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    1. I think they could definitely have made the formula slightly more moisturising but I do think it's a good product nonetheless. I hope it works for you if you do pick it up! xo

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  5. Haven't tried this yet but I love the L'oreal Infallible line :)
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. I haven't tried much from the L'Oreal Infallible line but the products look great! xo

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  6. I love that it's just one easy palette with a highlight and contour, definitely seems worth trying out cause it's so affordable!

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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    1. It's definitely a very handy little palette and the affordable price tag makes it worth a try! xo

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  7. I wasn't too sure whether to try this product out, but on your pictures it might look like it could be good for pale skin or for when I'm more tanned during the summer!
    I think I might swatch it next time I'm at the drugstore :) xx

    Laura // get-ready-with-laura.blogspot.de

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    1. Definitely give it a swatch in-store! I do think the shade is light enough to be okay for paler skin tones too! xo

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