19 September 2015

Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit | Review

Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit | Review

Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit | Review

Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit | Review

Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit | Review and swatches

After falling in love with my Sleek Contour Kit (review here), I wanted to give something else a go. I came across this Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit on offer at Boots, and I was more than happy to purchase it to see how it different on my skin. Coming in two shades (fair and medium), I found that there wasn't enough of a variety to cater for those with darker skin tones. I opted for the shade Medium which even then seemed like quite a light shade for my Asian skin tone. However, it did provide me with something a little different to my Sleek kit, which is quite similar in terms of packaging and product (I will be doing a comparison post soon so watch out for that!).

Aside from the name, which I actually really like, the packaging also pleasantly surprised me. Made from a sturdy plastic material, it seems it won't fall apart in your stuffed make-up bag, making it great for travel. It also reminds me a lot of the Nars duo blush packaging, that uses a similar pan shape and black plastic. The large mirror inside also makes it perfect for on-the-go touch-ups too, as does its sleek packaging.

The product itself didn't disappoint. The creamy formula applied lovely on the cheeks, although I feel if your skin isn't properly moisturised, it can look a little chalky if too much is applied. Its also easy to work with as the blend-ability is good, allowing me to create different looks with it depending on the occasion.

Because of the soft tone of the darker shade, I sometimes like to use it as a bronzer, softly applying it to my cheeks, forehead and nose for that little bit of added dimension to my face without the shimmer of usual bronzers. Other times, I use it as a regular contour product for under the cheekbones, temples, the sides of my nose and under the jawline as guided to by the handy leaflet that comes with the product.

Whilst I still like to use the highlighter sometimes, its not exactly my favourite one out there. It has quite a chalky texture to it, much more than the contour shade, and once blended out it can leave a slight white residue. It doesn't have any shimmer to it either, which some people may prefer but I personally prefer my highlighters to give me a glowing look that hits the light. Saying that though, I have found that this is perfect as a base my eye lids as well as a highlight for my brow bone as it gives a subtle brightening look to my eyes.

Although I do like the palette as a whole and think it is a good product for the price, I'm not sure if it's the best drugstore contour kit out there. While I adore the soft tone of the darker shade and its application, the highlighting shade wasn't too great. Using it for another purpose did help to redeem itself however, but the formula for me was a little bit too chalky for my dry skin. I'm sure for other skin types it will be fine, although I would test it out in Boots before making a purchase.


  1. It's a shame the texture wasn't so great as they look really pigmented! I really like the Barry M one xx

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    1. It really is, but again for the price it is pretty good! I've not yet tried the Barry M one, but I've read a lot of good things x