Have you followed the trend and tried out contouring your face? Or are you like me and keeping your same makeup routine? If I’m being honest, I was intimidated at the thought of adding darker colors to my face. I’m pretty light-skinned so it made me nervous. When I got asked to try CoverGirl’s TruBlend Contour Palette, I decided I’d give it a try! Read on for my CoverGirl TruBlend Contour Palette Review!
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CoverGirl TruBlend Contour Palette Review – Initial Thoughts
Again, intimidation… The TruBlend Contour Palette comes with three colors: Highlight, Bronze, and Contour. Even though I got the “Light” Palette, the “Contour” color is pretty dark. I’m typically pretty conservative with my makeup application. I don’t like for it to look like I’m wearing a ton, so I wasn’t so sure how I’d like it. Well, I tried it and actually really like it! The colors are very blendable and perfect for my coloring. The “Highlight” and “Bronze” shades have a bit of shimmer to them and the “Contour” is matte. They are all three creamy, which makes application great. The color goes right where you want it, but is also easy to blend.
CoverGirl TruBlend Contour Palette Review – Application
Yet another area of apprehension for me. I had never really tried to contour my face before, not to this extent anyway. I’d used a bronzer some in the warmer months and I usually put a light layer of blush on my forehead, nose, jawline and neck, but I never thought about it as actually trying to contour. That’s just how I always did it. The back of the palette shows where to apply the “Contour” shade so I started there. Here is where you should apply the three shades – after applying your foundation and concealer:
Top of cheekbones – Basically right above where you will apply blush.
Center of forehead & down to the tip of your nose – Think “T-Zone”.
Chin – The front part of your chin, just below the lower lip.
“Cupid’s Bow” – The “valley” that’s between your nose and top lip.
Hollows of cheeks – Suck in your cheeks a bit. That’s where you should apply Contour, starting closer to your mouth and going back toward your ear.
Edges of nose – Start at your inner eyebrow and contour down to the tip of your nose.
Forehead – Contour the forehead up by your hairline.
Jawline – You know where you ended with the hallows of your cheeks? (Back by your ear…) Start in that area and come back down your jawline toward your chin.
Forehead – I know we just put Contour up by your hairline, but now add a bit of Bronze over it and down to your temples.
Nose – Same here, just a little closer to the bridge of your nose this time.
Cheeks – Basically over where your blush would/will go.
Chin – Lastly you will add Bronze to the main tip area of your chin.
CoverGirl TruBlend Contour Palette Review – Opinion Time
As I said before, I love the creamy texture of the palette colors. They go on easily and are easy to blend. The “Contour” color is really pigmented, but once blended, you can barely tell it’s there. That’s the only part I’m not super sure about…it blends so well that it’s hardly noticeable. To me personally that’s good as I was nervous about adding a bunch of color to my face. However, as pigmented (dark) as it is I thought it would make more of a difference…
I absolutely love the “Highlight” and “Bronze” colors! The slight shimmer they give, plus the nice color the “Bronze” adds really lights up the face. You could even get away with not adding blush if you wanted! I still do for now but maybe in the summer I’d go without.
Overall, I’d recommend the CoverGirl TruBlend Contour Palette, especially for those who are just trying out the contouring trend!
Have you added contouring to your beauty regimen? If not, do you think you’ll try it out? Let me know below!