A Ranking Of All The Contour Kits On The Market Right Now

If you think contouring is reserved for Armenian reality TV stars and RuPaul, then where the fuck have you been? Contouring is as rudimentary as mascara these days. If you’re confused as to what the fuck products you should be buying though, that’s understandable. It feels like there’s a new “contour” product like every three seconds. To help you out, here’s a definitive ranking of pretty much all the ones on the market, from best to worst. 

1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, $40

For those of you who aren’t trying to fuck around/actually want a completely different face (but are afraid of needles, obviously). 

2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit, $40

Second best to the original. (Warning: only go with cream if you know WTF you’re doing and/or have to time to watch an actual insane amount of tutorials to learn.)

3. Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette, $46

Basically, if you can’t get Anastasia, go for Kat. The shades are flattering, not too warm, not too grey, blend nicely, stay all day, etc.

4. Too Faced Contour Chiseled To Perfection, $40

Highly blendable formula (good for the novice contourer). Only downside is that it smells like chocolate. Gross.

5. Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book The Art of Sculpting + Defining, $40

Kevyn Aucoin is a fucking genius. And this is a fucking art. Don’t you forget either of those things. Also, this comes with step by step instructions and is clearly labeled, so if you’ve been royally fucking up, get this one and stop being terrible.

6. Marc Jacobs Beauty #Instamarc Light-Filtering Contour Powder, $49


Simple, sleek, subtle. It’s not the most intense contour kit available, but if you’re looking for something that’s more low-key, it works. (Though, not sure why you would be??? Are you??? Why are you even here then???)

7. Laura Mercier Flawless Contouring Palette, $50


Kind of a bust, sorry Laura. This one doesn’t blend as well into your skin as others, and can be kind of muddy if you’re not careful. (Read: blackface.)

8. Sephora Collection Contouring 101 Face Palette, $15

Don’t fuck with this cheap ass labyrinth.





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