High Street Contour

High Street Contour

I’m not one for New Years Resolutions, and definitely not part of the ‘New Year, new me’ tribe. But I have decided there are a few things I am going to try to do this year, one of them being a vow to buy more high street make-up!

I tend to get bored of products pretty quickly and always reach for the pretty packaging and solid reputation of more high end brands when I fancy a change, which can get pretty expensive and also meant I missed out on some cracking high street options for aaaages (Collection 2000 creamy concealer, anyone?).

I actually started this resolution (of kinds) a few months before the end of last year, when both Boots and Superdrug had crazy 3 for 2 offers on most of the make-up they stocked, so I feel like I’ve got a solid foundation (no pun!) of drug store/high street products already!

High street Contour and Highlight heroes

Today I bring you…. my current favourite high street contour/highlight products (both of which I stumbled across by complete accident!)

High street highlight heroes from I heart make up, make-up revolution

I bought the Goddess of Love highlighter because I thought it would look pretty on my dressing table and in photos, frivolous of me I know! But it was much much cheaper than the Too Faced alternative that I have coveted for EVER (ringing it at £4.99 rather than £24).

What I didn’t realise at the time is that the brand, “I <3 MAKEUP’ is actually Make-up Revolution in disguise. If I had known this, I wouldn’t have been so shocked by the fab quality and all round amazingness of this highlighter!

You can shop the whole ‘Blushing Hearts’ collection hereThe highlighter I picked up is in the shade ‘Golden Goddess’ and gives a gorgeous yellowy toned glow (I want to say like candle light but that sounds really weird and so cliché) rather than full on pink which I’m not a huge fan of. Although they do have some beautiful blushes on offer! This highlighter is more of a night-time highlighter though. Unless you’re a die-hard fan of strobing it is probably a little too much for everyday wear!

High street Contour and Highlight heroes from Collection 2000

I picked up the Collection Contour Kit on a whim when I was placing a boots online order (It may have even been so I could get free delivery!).

When I first opened the packaging I was a little disappointed, the contour shade looked much cooler on their website and on others reviews and I almost sent it back, plus the compact was covered in scratches. BUT, for £2.99 (on offer!) I thought I may as well give it a try and I am so glad I did! It doesn’t look nearly as warm on the skin and gives such a natural contour.

The reviews on the website said it was chalky and didn’t blend very well but I haven’t encountered this at all. Using quite a fluffy angled brush, it looks fab and is buildable (& never looks muddy!) so I can wear it as a subtle contour during the day and also for a sharper look on a night out (Hoorah!).

The highlight shade was also surprisingly good! I gives a beautiful subtle glow, despite looking pretty glittery in the pan this doesn’t translate so much on the skin so I love using it during the day.

Hight street contour, highlight and strobing from collection 2000 and I heart make up, make-up revolution

Have you tried either of these products? let me know! And if you have any other high street make-up suggestions please let me know, I’m always looking for something new!

Tara xo

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  • That highlighter looks so beautiful, so warm and glowly! The contour & highlight kit looks like sleek palette but even cheaper, both such bargains!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

    • The heart highlight is insane! I was tempted by the Sleek palette but am not a massive blush fan! I thought the contour looked pretty orange too so I thought I’d try this instead & so glad I did!

  • The golden goddess highlighter looks gorgeous! I was thinking of buying one for a friend for her birthday, they’re just so pretty!

    lovely post,
    http://www.ZyaandDaizy.wordpress.com

    • doesn’t it!? They’re definitely a fab gift, so pretty inside & out!

  • I’ve been looking for a good drugstore contour kit for a while, would never have thought to try out collection but it sounds great for the price!

    • I’m still using it now and am very happy with it!