Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit First Impressions!

20 April 2015

Hello!

Over a month ago I went on a mini shopping spree in Boots (post here) and one of the products I picked up was the Seventeen Define & Conquer contour kit. I brought this in the hopes that I will somehow master the art of contouring and look just as amazing as everyone who applies this beauty trick.

Obviously it's been over a month so let's just say that plan didn't go as well as I'd hoped.

contour
seventeen
seventeen
seventeen

Personally, I don't really notice a difference in the picture above. I applied both the light and dark powder where the diagram said and I still thought my face looked the same. I also tried using the kit the next few days and the most I noticed was the slight definition of the darker powder. 

I've watched a few YouTube videos of other beauty bloggers contouring and a few of them used more liquid or mousse products so I'm wondering if it was the powder formula that was letting me down.

Although I am a little gutted by this product for my first impressions, I will definitely keep trying it and I hope that I will learn the knack of contouring. If anybody has some tips for me, please write in the comments as I'll happily like to see where I'm going wrong!
signature

18 comments:

  1. Such a shame it didn't work for you. I've recently bought a Barry M contour palette which I quite like (although that's a powder too). I use that with a Real Techniques brush to contour and then a lighter concealer to highlight. It's mostly just trial and error until you find what works for you though!

    Laura x FloraLoo Two

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you :) I was super excited to try this palette and it just didn't do anything for me :( xo

      Delete
  2. Cream products are definitely best for really defined contouring, but I can see it in your photo! I don't like going overboard with contouring so this looks like a nice cheap option for a subtle look. My absolute favourite contouring product is the Bourjois cream bronzer - a tiny bit of that rubbed into the cheekbone is so effective!

    Alex
    efflorescentdream.co.uk
    x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you :) I think I might try using it again and try to build the powder up a little bit more and hopefully I'll notice a difference. Thanks for the recommendation though - I'll definitely take a look at it next time I'm in Superdrug! xo

      Delete
  3. I love powder contouring products, I find the trick is to build up slowly and blend well otherwise it can look really muddy :) I have a post on contouring on my blog x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your contour is perfect, so beautiful and natural! I hat it, when people over do it..
    it just looks awful, a little goes a long way :) Kisses from Budapest xo

    Csenge | Csenge's Point

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you :) Maybe I am doing something right ha xo

      Delete
  5. I'm not a makeup artist I just test things out by myself but what I find works is using a cream first and then letting it dry (just so it doesn't get sticky) and then start contouring. You can see it in your picture it's a very light contour which makes it look natural.

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Such a natural contour effect :) love the look x
    Han | hannahjanewilliams.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a shame this product didn't work for you! I think the easiest contouring product is to use something like NYX blush in taupe (with a very light hand) or any matte bronzer you have.

    RachelShuchatMakeup

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the recommendation! :) xo

      Delete
  8. Maybe try the Sleek contour kit?
    https://cherieedle.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, I'll have a look into it :) xo

      Delete
  9. never knew there was a seventeen line of cosmetics!! thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Seventeen is a great brand :) They're my current fav at the moment! xo

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
DESIGNED BY ECLAIR DESIGNS・POWERED BY BLOGGER