Colour Refresh With Schwarzkopf Live Colour

The whole red hair phase has lasted a very long time, I always dip between dark and brighter shades throughout the year. Now that it's getting a bit warmer and the weather is getting a bit better I thought I'd try and go a bit brighter and go for switch it up a bit. I'm quite particular with what products I use on my hair and especially when it comes to dye, I normally stick with what I know and love so for me I always feel really sceptical when I want to try something new.

But as a long lover of the Schwarzkopf Live Colour range, I really love the permanent dyes as someone who doesn't want to spend all their time dyeing their hair. It stays on for a good time and really makes an impact, but I wanted something to boost the colour in between dyes. I've bought all the colour boosting shampoos and masks and they work great but I always feel like after a while they lose their touch. So I decided to put my faith into the new Schwarzkopf Live Colour XXL Stay Bright Booste…

You Should Be Adding This Contour Kit To Your Collection - Collection Contour Kit

I was never a true contour fan initially. After testing out the Maybelline contour kit the craze never really stuck with me. To this day I tend to just apply a bit of bronzer on my cheekbones and around my face to give it a bit of definition. But I wanted to start seeing what I could really do if I did contouring properly. I picked up the Collection Highlight and Sculpt contour palette. First off this kit gives you two massive amounts of highlight and contour powder in the packaging. It has a little mirror included at the top which I personally don't really see any use for as the mirror is so thin and tiny you can barely see your face through it. 

From looking at the kit I can already see how shimmery the highlight it. The pigmentation of this is beautiful, blending in smoothly almost like a dream highlighter. Until you've worn this product for a few hours. Now I don't know what happens to it. I have tried this with different bases and it does the same thing, after a few hours of it being all light and shiny it goes to this muddy silver mess. It looks like I've just fell in a pot of uneven glitter. Even after using a setting spray it still does it. So for highlight I will probably just stick with my Sleek Solstice Palette Now for the contour powder, this is the gem of the two. It probably isn't the best contour powder out there but it has been a very good starter one for me. This is a highly pigmented powder that is quite dark but not so dark for my skin that I'm having to blend it into the heavens. I tend to just blend a little bit of this onto my cheekbones, around the top of my face and on the jaw line. Making sure it is all blended so that I don't have any brown lines later on. 

After a couple of hours the contour does still look good. There's no separation at all. I would say that after about 4/5 hours some of it 
does tend to fade away. But you are still left with a strong defined face. This kit was priced at £4.19 and honestly I would say that for the fact that I just didn't get on with the highlighter at all the price annoys me a little. But as a starter kit I think this is fairly reasonable and in terms of the good contour shade it's good to use for beginning to contouring or even if you already can. The key is to really blend it in and make sure you are contouring the right features at the correct angles. But overall I really do like this kit and I'm excited to hopefully carry on using it until I run out.  
Until next time, Chloe!

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