Updated August 01, 2019 by Taber Koeghan

The 10 Best Contour Palettes

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in January of 2017. If you've ever wished your face had a more sculpted appearance, these contour palettes may be the perfect solution for you. Designed to highlight the eyes, add shadow to cheekbones, and define the nose and jawline, they'll enhance your natural beauty while disguising problem areas. With a little makeup magic, you can create stunning definition and make your best features pop. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best contour palette on Amazon.

10. Niki Garret Matte

9. Smashbox Step-By-Step

8. Beauty Junkees Combo

7. Lagure Minerals Premium

6. Nyx Professional

5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Kit

4. Lorac Pro

3. Aesthetica Cosmetics Powder

2. E.L.F. Cosmetics Perfect

1. Glo Skin Beauty Face

Editor's Notes

July 29, 2019:

Contouring has taken the cosmetics world by storm, and you'll scarcely see a celebrity on the red carpet without significant shading and highlighting that plays up — or down — their facial features. Most of the palettes we've included boast multiple light and dark shades for tackling every plane and curve of your face. Deeper shades are great for creating shadow under the cheekbones, and they can help make the nose and jaw appear smaller. There are also highlighters that can be used to add extra dimension to your browbones and the inner corners of your eyes. Plus, it's simple to customize your application technique to match your bone structure.

Ruimio Cosmetics and Elizabeth Mott have been removed due to fulfillment concerns. In their place, we’ve added the Glo Skin Beauty Face and E.L.F. Cosmetics Perfect, which both feature versatile shades that blend seamlessly. The former kit was awarded the top spot because of its high-quality ingredients and suitability for a range of skin tones.


Taber Koeghan
Last updated on August 01, 2019 by Taber Koeghan

Taber is a writer from Santa Monica, CA, with a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of California, San Diego. After completing her degree, she began writing and editing copy for a host of high-traffic e-commerce websites. Her areas of expertise include the beauty, style, pet, and home products categories, and she has plenty of experience covering literature and art, too. Her personal interests in crafting and decorating inform her writing and -- she hopes -- add a good bit of insight to her work. Outside of copywriting, she is a reporter and columnist at a Los Angeles community newspaper and is currently pursuing a master of fine arts in creative writing.


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