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Team Tries: The Best Contour Palettes

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When it comes to mastering the art of contouring, a palette is a great place to start. In fact, contour palettes are the perfect product to have in your bag at all times, once you've got the hang of it.

Not only do they include all the shades - and sometimes brushes - you could need to create a sculpted, glowing finish, but they also come with step by step guides on how best to use the palette and where to apply each and every colour.

So we set to trying all the palettes out there, and have edited them down to 5 of our all-time favourites...

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze And Glow, £49


Coming in two different palettes, one Fair/Medium and one Medium/Dark, each version has an incredible bronze hue to leave a luminous sheen, while the highlighter is built up from a golden base to ensure it flatters every skin tone. This one is never leaving our side.

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette, £37

If you spends hours watching video tutorials you’ll love the versatility of this palette. It allows you to create an array of different looks thanks to varied shade range. The finely milled, matte powders are highly pigmented, ensuring your face looks perfectly defined.

Smashbox Step by Step Contour Kit, £29.50

Not only does it come equipped with its very own contour brush, but this little 3-in-1 kit from Smashbox contains the perfect shades to contour, bronze and highlight your complexion. There's an easy-to-follow guide too, which is so helpful.

Rimmel Kate Moss Sculpting Palette in Golden Bronze, £6.99


The combination of highlighter, shading powder and pinky blush will help you seamlessly blend a contoured look. The palette works with every skin tone, adding definition and structure whether you're after and subtle finish or something more impactful.

Sleek Makeup Face Form, £9.99

These matte contour shades are easy to blend and perfect for a bronzed, defined finish. The illuminating highlighter, meanwhile, gives your face a beautiful radiance boost. It's available in four different skintones, so there's a palette for everyone.

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