You know, back in the day when I was a makeup novice, I used to marvel at the perfectly chiseled facial structures of literally all the models that graced the covers of fashion magazines. Little did I know that their perfect jaw lines and cheekbones that were so sharp as to cut glass were the result of, you guessed it, makeup, specifically contouring products (and a rigorous fitness regime, let’s be honest). So, in case you too want to add some dimension to your face, here is a lowdown on some of the most affordable products that would help you contour your face like a pro:
Nicka K Duo Contour
A new entrant in the Indian drugstore brands, Nicka K is a New York based company that provides a plethora of makeup products at affordable prices. This set of two powders, for instance, retails for Rs 450 yet does not compromise on the intensity of its pigmentation. They are smoothly milled and are easy to blend as well. You can get one here.
New Kiss Beauty Highlighter and Contour Concealer Palette
Yes, you read that right. This palette consists of 8 shades to help you conceal, contour and highlight! And all for Rs 440! All the products in this palette are cream based, so you can be sure that blending them won’t be a hassle at all. It really doesn’t get better than this, guys. Get it here.
This trio from the house of Sivanna consists of a bronzer, highlighter, as well as a contouring shade. It comes in 4 variants, so there is a good chance of you finding something that suits your skin tone. It is a powder based product which makes it a great pick for days when you want to go subtle with your contour. Buy it for Rs 475 here.
PAC Contour (Refill Pan)
Touted by makeup gurus as ‘India’s answer to MAC’, the quality of the products offered by PAC seems to justify the hype around them. Available in an array of 21 shades, you can be sure of finding one that complements your skin tone. These are powder contours that are free from talc as well as parabens, making them perfectly safe for sensitive skin. They retail for Rs 450 each here.
Makeup Obsession Contour
This one is a sister brand of Makeup Revolution London and is even more affordable than the latter. Their contour is available both as powders as well as creams, so take your pick accordingly. They are decently pigmented, easily blendable, and are compact enough for touch ups on the go. These are available for Rs 500 here.
Maybelline New York V-Face Duo Powder
You knew this one was coming, didn’t you? This duo is meant to contour your face easily as well as to highlight your skin so as to give you that flawless finished look. It comes in with an added SPF of 32 and is perfect for daily use. Buy it for Rs 500 here.
Have you tried any of these? If so, don’t forget to leave us a review on the website. If you have any other recommendations, let us know in the comments below.
Author: Sachita Srivastava