Contouring may seem like a technique reserved for only the most skilled makeup artists to use on their celeb clients for red carpets and photoshoots—and for a long time, it was. This transformative method of sculpting and shading the complexion has since trickled down to the masses, allowing anyone to define their favorite facial features. Sharp, Kardashian-inspired contour may no longer be en vogue, but many of us still want to enhance our cheeks, jawlines, nose, and lips to create a naturally sculpted finish. If you’re not sure which formula is best to create the look, we suggest giving liquid contour a try.
Cream contours are the go-to for a super snatched effect, powder contours are perfect for beginners, and liquid contours blend seamlessly into the skin to deliver subtle dimension. The products can be used with a beauty sponge, brush, or even your fingers. They also come in an array of shades that work for a variety of skin tones and undertones. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the 10 best liquid contours that are about to become the MVPs of your makeup bag.