Contour Queen on a Budget

The Best Bronzers for Contouring

From our research, it seems makeup artists literally cringe at the idea of people using bronzers for contouring…contour shades should be cool toned and matte for sculpting, whilst bronzing is about using warm shades to highlight where sun would naturally hit.

However, it would seem GlamGeek reviewers would disagree, there are no “rules” when it comes to makeup, its all about what suits your needs and of course your pocket.

Here’s GlamGeeks Splash out or Save guide to the best bronzers for contouring, as rated and reviewed by our members…



“This bronzer is really good for people who are just learning how to contour! With a blendable formula and a precision brush you can achieve a really good chiseled look…”

GlamGeek reviewers are certainly getting their money’s worth with this bronzer. The majority use it for contouring because it’s highly pigmented, blends well, is the perfect shade to cast a shadow, and add dimension without looking muddy or orange.  This finely milled, warm shade suits most skin tones and is perfect for natural contouring, but can be easily built up for a more intense chiseled look.  Some reviewers claimed that they were still using it after a year, its great value for money and well worth the hype.

Read all reviews for Benefit Hoola £11.25+


“Its lovely and creamy, very blendable, perfect for contouring or just a bit of bronze,  doesn’t go patchy or look cakey, you can easily build up for a harsh contour…”

What woman doesn’t love a bar of chocolate, which is one of the reasons our reviewers can’t resist this sweet scented bronzer.  They claim as well as wanting to devour it, its also great for contouring due to its buildable, blendable creamy texture.  It’s highly pigmented, and long lasting so there is no need for touch ups in the day. It travels well without smashing and is value for money as the purchase lasts a long time even with daily use.

Read all reviews for Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder £7.99+

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