L’Oreal have recently released the Infallible Sculpt range, which is designed to give a sculpted and defined look to the face quickly and easily. They have put together a range of products that compliment each other and work together to allow the creation of the perfect contour. The range contains a light to medium coverage foundation base, a sculpt blush, sculpt lipsticks, sculpt eyeliner and mascara, and this – the sculpt contour palette. The contour kit comes in either Light/Medium and Medium/Dark and is the key part of the whole Infallible Sculpt ideal. As a pale skinned girl, I have struggled to find contours and bronzers that compliment my complexion without looking too orange or too muddy. So when L’Oreal released this I knew I had to pick one up for myself and give it a try. It took a few visits to Boots to actually get my hands on one as they were always sold out in my shade, but I finally managed to pick one up in Light/Medium. I’ve been trying this palette out for a few days now and here are my thoughts…
The formula itself is a cream-to-powder finish which glides onto the skin very easily. Once on the skin, the product then settles to a soft powder which allows it to be blended exactly where you need it. Because the formula of the product in the pan is so soft and buttery, I struggled to apply this with a brush as the bristles wouldn’t pick up enough of the product. There is a brush that L’Oreal have released specifically for this contour palette, but it was sold out in my local store – so instead I opted to use my fingers. This means you can pick up more of the product and apply it directly to where you want it to go. The palette has a guide on the back to show you how to apply the highlight and contour in three easy steps; it’s even got a little diagram which I think is great for anyone who is new to contouring and not so confident on how to use it. The guide suggests you apply the highlight to the cheekbones, forehead and chin, then apply the contour shade to the hollows of your cheekbones and temples, and then blend together.
I found that the product is really pigmented when you first apply it to the skin, but blends out really well. Because of how easily it blends, it’s definitely buildable. I found that the highlight shade gives a pretty shimmer to the skin and is quite subtle, while the contour shade gives a subtle depth to the face without the usual orangey tone. Because it’s so pigmented on the first swipe it can look a little bit daunting, but when you come to blend it out, it really does fade significantly. This might not be ideal for someone who wants a dramatic contour straight away, but it’s great for a subtle contour that you can build up to the level that you like. This means it’s perfect for day-to-day use when you want a more neutral look, but you can also build it up to create a more dramatic look for the evening.
I think that the Light/Medium shade is perfect for me and my pale skintone, and I might have to try out the Medium/Dark shade when Summer comes around. I think that this is a great high street product, and I believe you really don’t have to spend a lot to get a decent contour product. The L’Oreal Infallible Sculpt Contour palette has definitely found its place in my makeup bag for now – have you tried it? Please let me know in the comments if you have any other contour recommendations!
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