There is an array of products that look gorgeous on deep skin tones.
Contouring can literally give you a non-surgical cheek lift, a chiseled jawline, and whatever nose shape you want. It’s magic. From cream to powder formulas, you can choose how sculpted you want your skin to look. Blending is key, and the below contour products for dark skin make the process feel like a breeze.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit in Deep (currently out of stock)
these are incredibly blendable and feel ultra smooth once applied. Spritz your brush or makeup sponge with setting spray before applying to extend the staying power of your look.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Contour Kit (£43.00)
Your cheekbones will be sitting pretty for hours. These powders are so finely milled, they’ll give you that second-skin look.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix Trio Deep ($54.99)
This product glides on seamlessly in just one stroke. Leave it to Rihanna to create the ideal cream-to-powder contour stick that blends effortlessly into deep skin tones.
Dior Backstage Contour Palette (£34.00)
this matte-and-shimmer contour palette is gorgeous and functions as both a bronzer and highlighter. You can use the deep shade for a more intense contour, and add a bit of shimmer with the lighter taupe tones that deliver champagne-gold hues on deep skin tones.
Cover FX Contour Kit in Deep (Currently out of stock)
This palette makes contouring feel easy. Sculpt, strobe, and highlight with these four creamy shades that work together to create the most natural, chiseled complexion. Those with sensitive skin will love this vegan option.
Kat Von D Shade + Light Creme Contour Refillable Palette (£69.20)
Kat Von D specially curated each shade in this palette to add dimension to dark skin tones. The deep shades are meant to cast realistic-looking shadows on the skin, and the highlighters leave behind the perfect glow.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation (£34.00)
Cop this highly coveted foundation stick a few shades deeper than your skin tone and turn it into a full-fledged contouring stick. It’s one of the most common uses of this HD foundation.
“If you have a darker skin tone, it’s important to
look for a more neutral contour undertone that’s
in-between warm and cool so that it doesn’t
wash out your complexion.”
Black Up Contouring Stick (£36.50)
This dual-sided stick will allow you to sculpt and define any part of your face as you see fit. The formula is so rich and velvety, you can use your fingers to blend this into your skin.
AJ Crimson Artist Kit (£111.66)
Long before it was a trend to have inclusive makeup that catered to all skin tones, AJ Crimson beauty had brown girls covered. These creamy shades are ideal for just about anything when it comes to your complexion but especially amazing to contour with and They’re all-natural and water-resistant.
Sleek MakeUp Cream Contour Kit (£6.99)
for a great price you get six shades to play with, And these feel velvety on the skin, so you can trust that they’ll blend and sculpt to your liking.
E.l.f. Cream Contour Palette (£10.99)
These highly pigmented shades will save you in a pinch. Throw this super-compact kit in your bag for touch-ups when it’s necessary. You can rely on the top right shade to brighten your skin if it’s looking a little meh, or the bottom two shades to add definition for that snatched jawline we all so deeply desire.
“Contouring and Bronzing are two very different
techniques – Contouring enhances your bone
structure by mimicking natural shadows, and
it’s typically done with a matte product
Bronzing is for bringing warmth and colour
back into the skin, and most bronzers are
warm toned and many have shimmer.”
Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate (£62.00)
This luxe compact is widely praised by celebrity makeup artists for a reason. The top shade is a translucent dew that imparts an undeniable luminosity on the skin. The deep shade will give your cheeks a chiseled look.