Natural contour and highlight

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jane iredale greatshape contour kit

Sometimes you think you’re over something, but then you realize – when the right thing comes your way – that you’re actually as excited about it as you were when you first found out about it.

I’m talking about contour palettes. Am I over them?

Apparently not. And I might have found the best so far for a natural contour and highlight.

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Jane Iredale GreatShape Contour Kit review

Jane Iredale recently came up with the GreatShape contour kits and I was lucky enough to be at the launch. I got my own palette and I’ve been using it ever since. What I like about this palette is that it offers a very natural contour with just enough pigment and a very smooth consistency.

Since Jane Iredale is a mineral makeup line, these powders are mineral-based too. That makes them soft and easy to apply. You can get a very light color – or you can build it up for a heavier contour. I prefer a natural contour, the kind that just enhances my features rather than changes them radically. A nice natural contour looks like the light is just hitting your face from the best possible angle. Right?

The palette comes in two colours – Warm and Cool. I chose the cool one, just ‘cause it happens to be my mojo. I’m cool in that way. The kit has three colours – contour colour, highlight colour and a blush colour. I like that it has a blush in it. I’m all about blushes and for my face shape blush is what makes the biggest difference. Blush actually shapes the face.

All the colors are matte – including the highlight – which makes them suitable for all skin types. I’ve talked about this before (click!), but shimmery colors tend to highlight skin texture. This highlighter brightens and illuminates the skin by reflecting light.

I couldn’t talk about Jane Iredale’s product without mentioning their packaging: This palette comes in a beautiful rose gold packaging with a mirror inside and it’s just simply beautiful. I’m not big on gold jewellery or anything like that, but with makeup products I love gold details and packaging. Another thing about the packaging is, that it’s very graceful. I feel like most contour palettes are huge and as much as I love palettes, I really appreciate a product, that doesn’t take a lot of space in my makeup collection.

Jane Iredale contour kit cool

But here’s a question to you: Do you use contour palettes in your every day makeup? Do you prefer a natural contour or do you carve up your cheekbones like a pro?


I would love to hear your thought! Personally I do contour my face most of the time. It’s not the most important thing in my makeup routine, but I like the difference it makes. But one of the products I never skip, is blush, and if I had to choose between contouring/highlighting and a blush, I would definitely go for blush.

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P.S. I’m wearing on my brows the new brow product I talked about here!

The best brow product?

mad4eyebrow natural brow filler

I was late to the eyebrow party, but once I got there, there was no going back. Brows are such an important part of makeup. I have no idea how I went on with my life with full-face makeup, smokey eye and zero makeup product on my brows. And no – my brows are not one of those, which look awesome without makeup. I’m used to dyeing them regularly and I think a good example of my brows is when I hadn’t dyed them in a long time and someone asked me: “Where are your brows?”

Anyway.

I know that with makeup you always have your favorite products and those products are – at the moment – the best products in the world. And you feel like you could never change those products.

Until something new and even better comes along.

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Review of Mad4eyebrow natural brow filler

That recently happened with the new brow product I tried called Mad4eyebrow. I had zero expectations towards it. But it just so happens that it’s currently my favorite brow product, making it the best brow product ever. Right now, at least.

Mad4eyebrow brow product contains hundreds of tiny natural fibres combined with a fine mineral powder. Those fibres give the brows volume and they fill up the bald spots you may have on your brows. The product is available in 6 colors and it’s waterproof.

Here’s why I like it: It gives me very defined brows, while looking very natural. It fills up the bald spots I have on my brows and makes them look full and thick. It lasts well, and the color I use (Blond) is perfect. Not too cold nor too warm.

The only downside to the product is that since it’s in a loose powdery form with lots of small fibres – it’s a bit messy. When you’re using the product, you need to knock off the excess product from the wand, and it spreads on the table, it’s impossible to get it all back in the tube.

The wand itself might look clumsy, but it’s actually pretty easy to use. You can tilt the wand and use it’s pointy end for where you need a sharper line, and you can fill in the brow with the wider end. I usually carefully apply the product with the wand, but finish it off with my brow brush. That way I can get even cleaner lines and build up the product (and pick up the excess fibres from my desk, haha).

mad4eyebrow review

You can buy the product & find more info on https://beautyemporium.ie/mad4beauty/. They ship worldwide!

I think the pictures speak for themselves. My brows have not looked this good in a while. What do you think? Have you tried this product – or something similar with fibres?