Reviewing the Leading Contour Palettes of 2022 in Detail
Black Radiance — Best for Darker Skin Tones
- Palette includes 3 shades to contour, sculpt, and illuminate
- Includes an application guide to enhance facial features
- Creamy formula
Black Radiance True Complexion creme contour palette is specifically designed for medium-to-dark skin tones. This all-in-one palette contours, sculpts, and enhances your facial features. It features three oil-free creamy colors that are blendable, allowing you to achieve the ideal shade for your skin.
The kit includes an application guide as well, so you can perfectly apply the shades to define your cheekbones and sculpt your jawline. For the best contouring effects, apply your primer and foundation first, then use a brush for blending contouring shades.
NYX Professionals Makeup — Best for Lighter Skin Tones
- Six-color palette for light skin tones
- Creamy formula
- Buildable shade blending options
This six-color palette serves as a remarkable color-correcting, contouring, and concealing combination for light-to-medium skin tones. The shades work together to camouflage imperfections, correct discoloration, and enhance facial features. The NYX range also offers a combination palette for medium and deep skin tones, as well as a complete color correcting palette, to conceal dark circles, brighten dull skin, and cover redness. Plus, the buildable creamy formula allows you to use each shade on its own or combine them to match the unique tone you are after.
Aesthetica — Best for All Skin Tones
- 6-color palette with inside mirror
- Removable and refillable pans
- Blendable formula
- Non-irritating ingredients free of talc and parabens
- Suitable for all skin types, including combination, dry, or oily skin
We love this vegan and cruelty-free contour kit and its six blendable shades. It is ideal for all skin tones and allows you to conceal what your foundation doesn’t cover and contour to enhance your facial features. The kit includes step-by-step instructions to help you achieve the look you’re after with a contour mapping guide and face shape diagrams. Plus, you’ll get multiple cream foundation/concealer shades for contouring and three illuminating creams for highlighting. Best of all, the pans are removable and refillable, so you don’t have to purchase an entirely new kit if you run out of one color. If this kit wasn’t good enough already, you’ll love the handy travel-friendly mirrored casing.
Physicians Formula — Best Kit
- Three-color palette
- Powder formula
- Includes an angled contour/bronzing brush
This three-color highlight and contour matte palette includes an angled contour brush for precise application and blending. The powder formula is infused with vitamins, moisturizers, and antioxidants to ensure your skin feels as good as it looks with this triple-action bronze boosting application. Physicians Formula products are hypoallergenic and safe for use on sensitive skin.
We recommend using the darker shades to define and contour facial features and the lighter powders to highlight and enhance.
Covergirl — Best Versatility
- Eight colors for various skin tones
- Cream formula
- Ideal for highlighting, neutralizing, contouring, and balancing pigmentation
Covergirl’s contour and color-correct palette includes eight cream shades perfect for a variety of skin tones. The pigmented creams are ideal for neutralizing, highlighting, balancing, and contouring all in one pack. The shades can be mixed and matched to create the perfect blend for your individual skin tone and to create the illusion of higher cheekbones, a softer jawline, a slimmer nose, or a smaller forehead, all while drawing light to facial features you want to highlight. Plus, the creamy palette is buildable, letting you gradually layer the contour and highlights for an airbrushed and flawlessly even effect.