Contouring kits are massive this season along with those foolishly impossible to follow diagrams. Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit comes as small investment marking the start of your endless contouring journey. Everybody are craving for a naturally sculpted cheekbones, glowly complexion and having that lightly bronze look. Shearing for hours at the professionally carved cheekbones of a model is a good start but sadly time and practice is what will do the trick.
Choosing the right shade for contour and highlight is as important as technique. For natural contouring I would say you need to go two shades darker than your base foundation color. Go for ash cool tones and avoid products with big chunks of shimmer at all cost. Also you must know your skin undertone to be more in control of complexion correction results. For me light to medium bronzers are just too light to make a difference. I would normally go for medium to dark brown powders that are easy to blend or dust off.
Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit comes with three very reasonable matte shades. They all have strong pigment and creamy, easy to blend texture. Light powder is this light beige tone that is supposed to brighten and highlight parts of your face. The color is not too yellow which is making it difficult to really brighten your complexion. It delivers more of a settle matte highlight in arias like down the center of your nose and around the cupids bow. Certainty it does not work for brightening the under eye aria or dark circles. Again the results are very settle and if you really like to brighten the middle of your face I would recommend using light yellow cream highlighter/concealer combo.
Medium brown is a brown tone shade with slight red undertone. If you have a bit of redness on your face don’t go near it with this medium brown shade. For my light beige complexion this is the perfect shade to contour with. Results are settled and natural looking. Perfect for sculpting your cheekbones and visually slimming your nose. Dark brown is more if ash deep brown color. If you happen a bit of face tan this is probably a better shade to contour than medium brown. Even if you are feeling more adventurous this deep brown can work on light complexions, when blended well.
After considerable amount of trial and error I can report that Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit is a great budget alternative. Quality of shades is great and same goes for range (except of light powder that should be a bit more yellow in tone). Personally I find application easier when using my fingers and later buffing it with foundation brush. Contouring directions are not to be trusted. Step 2 for example is confusing and frankly it does not work (yes I did try it). Packaging is lightweight and feels sturdy but personally I’m really missing a mirror. This Barry M Contouring Kit comes in one shade that is most suitable for light to medium complexions. I hope they release some new shades to cater to wider variety of women.