Set for a January 2017 launch, the Clarins Contour Palette seems very late to the contour party. However, if you’re going to do a thing – even late – do it really well, and that’s exactly what Clarins has done. I like the fact that the angled brush has a short handle – that’s really helpful in being accurate and the curved edge means it’s much easier to understand your facial contours because it naturally hugs into them.
I also like that they’ve included a detailed leaflet that shows you what to do. I think you could have a very happy time playing around with this and finally getting to grips with what goes where and how. The shades are light on the skin so this about the subtlties of face shaping rather than any extreme Instagram re-shaping. On the minus side, the powder is very powdery – it’s not an oil infused powder that holds to the skin really well, it’s more dry than that and no surprise to see that the first ingredient is talc. Personally, I don’t like powders on my face but if you don’t mind, you won’t mind this. I’ll be interested to see how this sells – especially at £36. The contour market is absolutely saturated with plenty of pricing options.
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