10 Best Contouring Products for Desi Women

Finding the perfect contouring products has never been easier with the DESIblitz round-up of the 10 best contouring products for Desi women.

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The gel formula creates delicate shadows on the face.

It’s hard to believe that there was a time when we didn’t pay attention to how chiselled our cheekbones were. But now, no makeup kit is complete without the perfect contouring products.

Contouring allows us to add depth and dimension to our faces, to accentuate our best features.

The power of contouring is beyond doubt but there is still a great deal of confusion about how to perfect this makeup technique.

This is due to not knowing which products to use and how to use them.

We must begin this journey into contouring by making sure that the murky line between contouring and bronzing is drawn.

Although bronzing and contouring products look very similar, they are very different.

Bronzers are warm-toned, used to create a tanned glow, and are applied to the high points of the face – the areas the sun would naturally fall upon.

Whereas contouring products are cool-toned browns with a grey base.

Rather than bringing warmth and colour to your complexion, they aim to take it away. The purpose of contour products is to mimic natural shadows.

There are also some general rules of thumb for the perfect application of contouring products.

To contour, start by sucking in your cheeks and sweeping your chosen product on the hollows in a horizontal line towards your hairline.

Apply vertical stripes on the sides of your nose and loop underneath, then apply on the sides of your forehead, temples, and jawline.

Now that we have covered what contouring is and how to do it, it’s time to find the perfect contouring products for you.

There are an overwhelming number of contouring products out there, which is why DESIblitz has created a round-up of the 10 best contouring products for Desi women.

So, no matter your skin type, beauty preferences and budget, we have found the contour products your beauty routine is missing.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand

10 Best Contouring Products for Desi Women - 1If you are looking for a contour product that promises to carve out killer cheekbones, the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand is what you need.

The contour wand is the most effortless way to achieve seamless, subtle sculpting.

This lightweight, blendable and buildable formula gives a beautifully natural-looking effect in two shades, light-medium and medium-dark.

The product is delivered in an ultra-convenient wand with an innovative cushion applicator to dispense the product evenly.

For a more dramatic effect, the colour can be built up by layering.

Just wave the magic contour wand and every Desi woman is sure to be red-carpet-ready.

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour

10 Best Contouring Products for Desi Women - 2The Clinique Sculpting Contour Stick creates the illusion of depth and definition, with a shimmer-free, natural-looking finish.

The long-wearing, oil-free formula can be used to sculpt the cheekbones and jawline for a refined finish.

This contouring product can glide smoothly over bare skin or foundation.

No matter your skin type this hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested sculpting stick will be suitable for every Desi woman.

NYX Professional Makeup Highlight & Contour Pro Palette

10 Best Contouring Products for Desi Women - 3Accentuate your favourite facial features with the Highlight & Contour Pro Palette from NYX Professional Makeup.

This palette combines eight natural-looking shades that blend seamlessly onto the skin. Each one will allow you to add depth and dimension with a long-wearing finish.

With this contouring product you can highlight and contour for an aluminous, defined and expertly sculpted look.

Your complexion will appear smooth and flawless with an ethereal glow.

After applying foundation, apply the deeper powders to any areas you would like to shade and define. Apply one of the lighter colours to any areas you want to highlight and emphasise.

Featuring removable and refillable pans that allow you to build a customised colour palette.

When it’s time to swap out a pan or two, you can find the palette’s Pro Singles in the rest of the NYX range.

ILLamasqua Gel Sculpt

10 Best Contouring Products for Desi Women - 4Achieve a sculpted and chiselled complexion with the Illamasqua Contouring Gel Sculpt.

A sheer contouring gel that helps create subtle, natural-looking definition on the contours of your face.

The gel formula creates delicate shadows on the face, which enhances your face shape to enliven your natural features.

Due to the sheer gel and easy-to-blend formula, it is nearly impossible to apply too much of this product.

A small account can also be used on lips, to deepen your natural lip colour.

Every Desi woman is sure to find her perfect match, as this innovative gel comes in three versatile shades.

This contour product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

Trinny London Cheekbones

10 Best Contouring Products for Desi Women - 5Trinny London claims that gone are the days when you need palettes and complex colour charts to contour.

Cheekbones is a contour product that promises to make contouring easy.

Pigments in this cream product emulate where shadows would naturally fall on your face. So, you can easily define the contours of your face.

The cream can be blended effortlessly with fingers or a brush.

A little goes a long way as the formula is rich in pigment, so your travel-friendly pot lasts and lasts.

Cheekbones comes in three shades, each of which has a soft focus, and matte finish.

e.l.f Cream Contour Palette

10 Best Contouring Products for Desi Women - 6Designed to highlight, sharpen and sculpt, the e.l.f  Cream Contour Palette gives you a professional finish every time.

Every Desi woman can create a customised contouring shade by mixing and matching the four different contour shades on the back of her hand before application.

Each shade is infused with vitamin E so your complexion is nourished all day.

All e.l.f cosmetics are cruelty-free and vegan.

Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color

10 Best Contouring Products for Desi Women - 7The Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color sticks come in a range of shades that can be used for whatever you desire.

The ones that interest us are the sticks with brown hues as they are perfect for contouring.

These shades include Bondi Bea, Sunkissed, Terracotta Tan, and Deep Maple.

Conveniently dual-ended with a block of colour on one end and a soft, densely packed brush at the other, this contour product is a one-stop shop for a flawless face.

This soft matte balm offers sheer, long-wearing coverage that can be built up to intensify the colour.

No matter what shade you opt for, these amazing multitaskers can be used on the eyes, lips, and cheeks for a monochromatic wash of colour.

Patrick Ta Major Sculpt Crème Contour & Powder Bronzer Duo

10 Best Contouring Products for Desi Women - 8Patrick Ta is one of the world’s most esteemed makeup artists, with a client list that includes Bella and Gigi Hadid.

His self-named makeup range distils his expertise into a swathe of iconic products.

The Major Sculpt Crème Contour & Powder Duo pairs a dewy cream with a finely milled powder to chisel your cheekbones and amplify shadows for a subtle depth.

Completely customisable and versatile, the textures are readily layered making it easy to dial up the drama and can be used to bestow a post-holiday glow, or strategically placed to exaggerate specific features.

The paraben-free and cruelty-free contour product come in three shades to suit light, medium and dark skin tones.

Kevyn Aucoin The Art of Sculpting and Defining Volume III

10 Best Contouring Products for Desi Women - 9Every Desi woman can become a contour queen with Kevyn Aucoin’s The Art of Sculpting and Defining Volume III palette, which contains six sublime powders to help create a flawless finish.

First, there are three classic sculpting powders in light, medium, and deep shades that let you define facial features including eyes, cheekbones, nose, and jawline.

Two exclusive highlighting shades, Flash and Beam, contain high-impact pearls that create an elegant, ambient strobed finish on the skin.

Finally, the new Neo-Bronzer shade Venice grants skin a subtle, sun-kissed look.

Fabulously finely milled and buildable, these gorgeous powders blend effortlessly, granting a perfect finish that will work for every skin tone and face shape.

Fenty Match Stix Contour Skinstick

10 Best Contouring Products for Desi Women - 10The Match Stix Contour Skinstick is the newest edition to the Fenty makeup range.

With this contour product, you can contour in a range of shades fine-tuned and tested to look good on the full spectrum of skin tones.

The Skinsticks come in an easy-to-use stick format that is perfect for targeted applications anywhere you want to contour.

Made to layer, the buildable cream-to-powder formula is weightless and super easy to blend but also stays put with no creasing or caking.

So, whether you are looking to add subtle definition or carve out razor-sharp cheekbones, you are sure to find your perfect contour products with this DESIblitz round-up.

Jasdev Bhakar is a published writer and blogger. She is a lover of beauty, literature and weight training.