I do feel like I have been a little slow to get on board when it comes to getting myself one of the new (or maybe not so new by now) Loreal Contour Kits. Either way, I am now the proud owner of one- mine is however the US version of the kit, and is a powder product compared to the more creamy consistency of the UK equivalent, as I purchased said product after spotting it on Target whilst I was in California.
As I have seen a lot of people talk about this product in recent times, I thought I would also give some of my opinions on it today in a first impressions sort of post- I haven't really been able to give this contour kit a full try out yet, as I didn't really feel the need to start using it until I got home (most of the time in California it was simply too hot to bother with a lot of makeup) hence why this post will merely contain my first impressions and thoughts on the lovely Loreal product.
First and foremost, I have to say that I really do quite like the packaging and style of this product. It's thin and sleek in shape, and the little window area at the top lets you see straight in to view the actual product, and clearly see what sort of contour shades you are getting. The bold lettering and logo also really help it to stand out amidst the hundreds upon hundreds of other cosmetic items on drugstore shelves (trust me, Target has a lot of makeup in its beauty section!), and I also love the little image on the front that works as an easy guide to contour beginners, on how and where to apply the two shades of product. For the size of the product though, you only do get a relatively small area of product- when you open the item up, in the space below the bronzer/highlighter section is a contouring brush that I have tried out just the once, and am not really a fan of (however, like I previously mentioned, the little window does let you know beforehand how much product you are going to get, so this is a pretty poor excuse of a complaint by me).
I stated at the start of this post, that I actually picked this little contour kit up whilst I was in the USA, and from Target this item cost me $11.99 (this came out at about £9 when I converted it back to British Pounds). If you are going to purchase the same sort of production the UK though, it would cost £9.99 from somewhere like Boots, so I suppose you don't make all that much of a saving in the end anyway if buying in America.
I do however, believe that this is pretty much a fair price for such a product- in my opinion, I often think of Loreal as pretty much a mid-range option when it comes to drugstore brands, so with that reasoning, paying £10 for a contour kit is about right. It would have been nice to get a little more product though, but I am sure that it will take me a good amount of time to get through the bronzer and highlighter in this kit anyway, as I won't be using it everyday as I do have a variety of similar products in my collection that I do also like to use. What's more, from the selection of Loreal products that I have owned in the past, I do know that their items are usually made to a pretty high standard and have so far not really been disappointed by the quality I have recieved- hence why I don't mind paying such a price tag for something that I am fairly certain will work very well indeed!
Anyway, as I waffle on about packaging and price, you are probably all really waiting for a bit more information on the product itself. Of course, I can only speak for the US version of this item (I do believe that the UK equivalent is quite different, as I think it works as a cream to powder formula), but from what I have seen from this product so far, I can only say that I have been pretty impressed.
From what I remember, there are a few shade varieties of this product available (I purchased the lightest one), and the one I got for myself was pretty much the perfect match for my skintone. I was slightly worried that the contour powder would be a little too light even for my fair skin, but as soon as I began to apply the product I knew that I was wrong- whilst not astoundingly dark, this shade does definitely help to define my facial features, and the highlighter also adds to this by creating a little luminosity on the high points of my face. When I wore this product, I didn't wear it for very long however, so can't currently say how well my contour lasted for (I will definitely have to report back to you all on that one), but from what I saw upon applying I would think that the product does stay firmly in place for the duration of the day!
On the whole though, my first impressions of the Loreal Infalliable Pro Contour Kit are rather good, and I can't wait to start trying out such a product, and wearing it more often as I really do believe it to be a worthwhile drugstore purchase (after buying it, I also now want to try the creamier British equivalent out for myself at some point, to make some comparisons)!
(You can find the Contour Kit HERE!)
Have you tried this product, or one like it before? If so let me know your thoughts on it in the comments below...
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