Contouring is all the rage right now, so I decided to go ahead and jump down that rabbit hole. I actually have always performed what I like to call ‘contour light’ as part of my makeup routine, adhering to the bronzer-blush-highlight trilogy. This has been incredibly easy with my Naked on the Run palette.
In the world of ‘contour kits’, I actually had a Smashbox collection but found that I never used it despite it having good reviews. I recently passed it on to a better home, simply because I didn’t need another set of powders when I was trying to use up the myriad of options I already had.
However, I received a CoverFX sample in the mail, and picked up another kit at Sephora’s ‘Beauty Before Brunch’ event last weekend, so I felt the universe wanted me to try it. Now, the first sample was in a neutral medium shade; the kit from the event was in a light shade. I know myself, and I own up to my pasty complexion, so I was almost certain before going in that the light shade would be best for me, especially when it came to the deep contour, but I tried the medium out for the sake of not letting such a deluxe sample go to waste.
What I love most about this is the cream formula. It blends in quite seamlessly compared to the powders, and I think it has a longer wear because of that. I did not even use a setting powder after blending, but I had put on a primer/foundation before application. Now, I know Smashbox has the cream sticks, but I haven’t tried those yet. And as appealing as drawing with a crayon is, I do enjoy the contour brush that CoverFX has out right now: a small end for application, and a larger end for blending. You do need to blend quickly and consistently, though, to avoid any ‘dirty’ spots from the deeper colors.
To learn more about my first date with CoverFX, or the rest of my Lynchburg journey, check out my vlog: