Hundreds Of People Swear This Easy Kit Made Them Actually Good At Contouring
This Aesthetica Cosmetics kit promises to come in *handy* when you want highlighted cheekbones, but have no idea how.
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Personally when I even hear the word "contouring" I get flashbacks of failed attempts that looked a lot like this:
Why is it SO HARD?! Bloggers are like, "Oh just put 10 million marks on your face and then blend to perfection." What?! Unless someone is putting a dotted map on my face it's just not happening.
Did I mention it's vegan and cruelty-free? Win and win.
Promising review: "I absolutely love Aesthetica Contour kits. This is the second time I’ve purchased the cream kit and I can’t say enough about it! At first, I had no idea how to contour but this kit made is so easy! I found this really helpful tutorial on Aesthetica.me!" — Shira
Seriously, this kit is like a Contouring 101 class coming right to your dang doorstep. It includes a pamphlet of step-by-step-instructions, face shape diagrams, and a contour mapping guide!
And! It comes with a built-in mirror, because we are busy and you better believe we're going to try this on the train.
AND! Its formula is specifically designed to work with a wide range of skin tones, while the guides have instructions for all face shapes. Win and win.
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Need more proof? There are already
694 five-star reviewers and a 4.1 rating on Amazon! We beauty lovers are hard to please so *color* me impressed!
"This is my first time using a cream contour makeup kit. I was a bit skeptical, but then after playing with it for several applications, I was able to get the look I was seeking to achieve down really nicely!
The instruction manual is FANTASTIC. It gives you step-by-steps on how to apply and in what shades depending on the type of face you have (oval, heart, etc). Though I would never consider myself a makeup artist professional of any stretch of the imagination, I was able to look pretty darn good with the instructions given here. Well done!" — JB
Even if you're not a newbie, there are lots of ~contouring connoisseurs~ who love it too! Check out this review:
"I've had a lot of practice with contouring before this kit.
I self-taught myself how to contour with concealer, mixed eye shadow/foundation, bronzer and blush and have been doing it for about three years now. However, this kit is awesome and much simpler to use. I used the cream contour kit and finished with the powder kit which also comes with step-by-step instructions!" — Amazon Customer
Your hard work will
definitely pay off — reviewers swear by its long-lasting formula!! Going straight out after work? NO. PROBLEM.
"When I use this cream kit, people tell me I look great. They say they it's because of my face. I giggle and say thanks.
The makeup lasts the whole 12-16 hour fast-paced hospital shift as long as I'm not sweating and unconsciously wiping it off. I like using the different cream colors and watching the videos that go with it. I learned how important it is to have a well-exfoliated and moisturized face so that it doesn't looked caked on." — knowledge is power
No more pausing YouTube tutorials every two seconds just to give up halfway. We d-e-s-e-r-v-e airbrushed-looking complexions, damn it!
I'm a beginner at makeup and this one has helped me a lot with the instructions included. You can also go to the web page and check some tutorials they have. I've never liked the way my skin feels with some makeup, but I decided to give it a try and I have no regrets now. It looks good and professional. The package is sooooo nice — I'm loving it!" — Heidy Soler
OBVIOUSLY we all look *amazing* with and without makeup. But sometimes we want to do the most, but also without a lot of effort. I know I'm not alone on this.
"Some people think you need crazy expensive palettes to look great, and
while I do love to have expensive palettes, this is also a great palette for contouring. The color names are cute, the pans are magnetic and removable, and there is a lot of product." — Sayl13
And I'm sure I don't have to tell you how cheap this is compared to most contouring kits! This has already proven to be just as good (if not better)! So SAVE YOUR MONEY.
"I thought I would try a contour kit and I am so glad I did. The look I achieved is so natural and radiant.
My makeup has never looked so natural and it does not even need to be touched up all day. My face looks the same as it did when I applied it eight to ten hours earlier. The makeup is not greasy and blends really easy. I highly recommend this kit." — jn
Basically today is the day we all become pros at the art of face makeup — as long as we have our ~trusty guide~ to lead us. Bless.
"I like this set. A little bit of background of me, I'm a beginner when it comes to makeup. I got this set as a means to teach myself how to contour. When I received this item, it came with instructions on how to apply the contour makeup.
It comes with instructions for different facial shapes, which is perfect for me. If you're a beginner just practicing for makeup and would like to try to get the hang of it, this product is for you." — Michelle Corrall
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When even the YouTube influencer is like:
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The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.
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