Following on from my Date Night Makeup post I thought I'd so a super quick post to show you two fabulous products for contouring and highlighting. After watching Gossmakeupartist's Video 'How to Highlight and Contour your face' and seeing him rave about Kett cream foundations, I immediately logged on to PAM Cosmetics and picked up the exact shades he used in the video (sheep!)...
I picked up the Kett Cream foundation in O1 to highlight and O11 to contour with. These are actually meant as refills for a palette but I've found that as long as I keep them in the plastic packaging they haven't got too damaged (-although as you can see from the photos it's quite easy to accidently dig a nail in!). Wayne (gossmakeupartist) mentions in the video that he often uses the Kett cream foundations on Brides as it blends so well, photographs beautifully and lasts all day.
It's a waterproof foundation that goes on sheer and can be easily built up to a full coverage. One negative is that I have found them slightly drying and they can cause microexfoliation (when the foundation shows up any dry skin and goes a bit flaky) so use a good exfoliator & moisturiser! I apply the highlighter in a triangle/'V' shape underneath my eyes, right into the inner corners and the contour onto my temples and my cheekbones. This is bog-standard-basic contouring and of course you can experiment and highlight and contour different areas of your face like the nose etc - watch Wayne's Video for professional tips on using the Kett cream foundations for some SERIOUS highlighting and contouring!
The absolute key to wearing these is BLEND BLEND BLEND with a good brush - buff it in until your arm hurts and then a little bit more - I use the MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush. I know the contour colour looks shockingly dark on application but when blended properly it gives the most gorgeous, defined cheekbones in a cool, natural brown shade with no hint of orange and the highlight blends to a natural finish with no awful 'panda eyes' flash back.
The Kett Cream foundation refills cost £11.50 each and come in numerous shades.
Let me know your favourite highlight and contouring products!