The 6 Best Contour Powders

Few products in your kit can make or break a look like your contour powder. Emphasising the natural shadows of the face, a decent contour powder has the power to sculpt killer cheekbones, a slimmer nose, and an enviable jawline in a matter of seconds. However, with hundreds to choose from, finding your perfect match can be tricky. 

To narrow down your search, we’ve rounded up our top six contour powders that will help you to achieve the bone structure of a Kardashian (or at least fake it ‘til you make it). Scroll to meet your latest makeup bag staple.

Sigma Beauty Sculpt Highlight And Contour Palette

What’s better than a game-changing contour powder? Three game-changing contour powders. The Sigma Beauty Sculpt Highlight And Contour Palette features three contour shades ranging from light to dark for truly personalised sculpting and defining. Use each shade alone or mix together to create your perfect match. The three highlighter powders expertly complement and flatter all skin tones, enabling you to craft flawless, professional looks in seconds.   

Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder

Feeling boujee? Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder is the pro-level contour powder your kit has been waiting for. The subtle shimmer formula melts into the skin for a naturally enhanced finish. Using a contour brush, gently dust into the hollows of the cheeks and along the jawline to create the illusion of sharper, more sculpted features. This sleek mirrored compact will last forever, so it’s well worth the slightly higher price point.

Cover FX Perfector Face Palette

Addressing all your contour, blush, and highlight needs in one place, Cover FX Perfector Face Palette is one to squeeze in your hand luggage and take to your BFFs when you’re short on space. Carve and shape with the contour powder, illuminate with the highlighters and brightener, then complete the look with the finishing powder. Good to go.  

Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe

Some contour shades have developed a rep for being a bit too cool toned. If you prefer warmer definition, Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe is the one to try. Halfway between a contour powder and a bronzer, this complexion perfecter is finely-milled to blend seamlessly with the skin and leave you looking bronzed, sculpted, and like you’ve got an IRL filter over your face at all times. Sign us up.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Series Contour Kit

Meet the OG. Seriously, if you’ve not tried an Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Series Contour Kit before, now is the time. This staple kit has stood the test of time and been championed by beginners to professionals alike. Blendable, buildable, and super easy to use, this is the contour hero you’ll wonder how you ever lived without.

Misslyn Beach Please! Contouring Powder

Misslyn Beach Please! Contouring Powder is a fun addition to your collection. Available in a range of skin-true shades, it creates a convincing shadow effect without an orange tinge in sight. This powder doubles up as a bronzer if a subtle, all-over glow is your vibe, and at £6.75, it’s a straight up steal.