Contouring is an art in and of itself. Partly because it coaxes out shy jawlines and carves deceptively sharp cheekbones, and partly because it takes work. In a world that moves at breakneck speed, who has the time to watch how-tos all day? We’re talking 24,300,000 Google search results for “contouring” alone, people!

Allow us to dispel your fears: while it seems intimidating at first, contouring doesn’t have to be time-consuming—nor does it require the skills of a YouTube beauty guru. The secret, which we will explain in a minute, is the L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Contour Palette.
With its two-color cake and ergonomic brush, the Infallible Pro-Contour Palette is about to make your life a whole lot easier. The cake is comprised of complementary powders for contouring and highlighting, and the shape of the brush allows you to pick up both at the same time. This way, you can define and strobe your face in one quick swipe. Yup. Let that sink in.
But that’s not the only reason we love the brush, which we feel is the hero of the palette. The way its bristles dip in the center and taper out on the sides allows the tool to hug your facial curves. This creates a more natural-looking contour/highlight and even helps you gauge exactly where to apply the powders on your face! Our guide, below.

THE HOW-TO


STEP 1: Sweep the brush diagonally across the palette to pick up the two shades at once.
STEP 2: Apply the powders starting from the ears down. Always keep the darker shade at the BOTTOM.
STEP 3: Contour your nose, jaw, and forehead with one “prong” of the brush. Use the other “prong” to highlight!
STEP 4: Blend well. You can use a clean brush for this step, or simply, your fingers.
The palette is currently available in two variants: 814 Medium (which suits fair to medium skin) and 815 Deep (which suits tanned skin). Go on, you know you want to try it.
The L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Contour Palette is on sale at BeautyMNL! From February 13 to 17, get it at 25% OFF for P450 (original price: P600). Shop it right here.

Photos by Erika Gue

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