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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit Review

Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit

If you thought contouring would be a passing trend you thought wrong! The good news is that if you are a fan of sculpting the face the whole process has not only become a little easier but also kinder on the pocket. Newly launched as of yesterday is the Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit.

Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit
Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit
Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit

Much like previous face kits from Barry M the Chisel Cheeks palette is constructed of reinforced cardboard which may not look all that sturdy but does tend to wear well. Sure after a while the packaging can look like a little weathered but it is sturdy enough and well products the powders inside. In terms of size this is fairly dinky yet perfectly formed - each pan of powder is wide enough for the fluffiest of brushes yet overall the kit is small enough to travel with. For the price you can't really ask for much more. In place of a mirror the Barry M Chisel Cheeks Kit has an easy to follow, step by step guide to make the most of the palette.

Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit
Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit
Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit

The Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit contains three pressed powders: a highlighter, a bronzer and a contour powder, all of which are matte. The first powder is of course the light highlighter - a soft, ivory come yellow based brighting powder which adds light to the face without the need for shimmer particles. I have said all three powders are matte, which is true to an extent but this has a slight sheen. I liken it somewhat to the finish of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders only this has a slightly heavier and chalky texture. To get the full effect of radiance you do need to buff this well into the skin, on the other hand along with highlighting it does set under eye make-up too. Next up we have a warm, slightly ruddy toned bronzer which has been created to add warmth to the face. Off the top of my head I can think of no immediate comparisons in terms of shade - I guess Bourjois Delice de Poudre (the chocolate bronzer) wouldn't be far off the mark. Again this has a slightly powdery finish but does warm the complexion with ease not to mention it is well pigmented. Lastly we have the contour powder which is a deep, cool toned, grey based brown. The texture is identical to the other two powders and again is well pigmented which may be problematic for fair skin tones. As the overall tone is grey and cool the contour powder does create realistic shadows but to avoid harsh lines I do suggest teaming with a large, fluffy angled face brush.

The Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit is a great budget contour kit which is fairly user friendly. Overall the powders are well pigmented, easy to blend out and fairly universal in tone. If you are looking for a complete sculpt, shape and bronze palette on a budget you will not find anything better on the UK highstreet.

Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit £6.49 via Boots on and will launch into Superdrug on the 11th February.

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38 comments:

  1. Ohh this Kit looks like it would be handy and helpful for those learning how to Contour! ^ u ^

    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  2. This kit looks perfect - such a great range of shades and it doesn't look too heavy.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  3. Would you use it yourself? Would you go out and buy it or would you just skip it?

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    1. I'm guessing you mean if I wasn't a beauty blogger with a good few contour palettes haha :) yes I would purchase it because the contour shade is a great, cool toned grey/brown which you seldom find on the highstreet. I don't rate the shade of the bronzer but that all boils down to personal taste. I hope this helps :)

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  4. Great kit!! Love these shades. Thanks for sharing.
    Carpet cleaners Battersea

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  5. I have a similar contour kit from Ulta with guides as well. I love it! I know the Anastasia one is all the rage, but as I only take time to contour about once a week or sometimes only once a month, forking over that much money for a contour kit won't work for me! This one also looks very nice, especially for that price.
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    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  6. It's amazing! I loved it. And the packing is so beautiful! I think I'm going to buy it ^^

    Kisses, Love your blog!

    http://espaciobelle.blogspot.com

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  7. Nice to see some more contour kits being released! I need to use up my Sleek one before I try any more though (:
    ABlogByPhilippa

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  8. This looks lovely - I'm not keen on the highlighter but the two shades to bronze and contour - at just over £6 you can't go wrong really!

    Atopsyturvyblog.blogspot.com

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  9. This seems like such a bargain for less than £7! You couldn't go wrong!

    Karina xx

    www.thekazlightanthe,blogspot.com

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  10. this is the first i've heard of this powder, i'd love to try it out!

    love katy @ THE RAWRDROBE ♡

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  11. I think I might have to pick this up, so I can compare it to my contour palette from Anastasia!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  12. Loved the post! thanks for sharing

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  13. This looks so good, even if only for the contour shade I think I'll try it! :)
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

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  14. This looks so good and I'll definitely be trying it out but I never would have though that Barry M would be a brand to come out with something like this, I usually think of them for nail or lip products x

    blushhx.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Wow it looks amazing! Think it would be a good dupe for the very popular Anastacia contour kit ;)

    x Charline http://charlinehasablog.blogspot.com/

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  16. Contouring is something I really want to learn how to do, but I don't want to spend a fortune on a kit incase I'm rubbish at it! I'll definitely be picking this up so I can practice on a budget.

    Adorethee.blogspot.com

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  17. perfect
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  18. This set looks stunning, can't wait to pick one up and try it now!

    Devon x

    http://candiddevon.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. This looks so good, and the price tag also is great! I now really want to pick one up and try it ^^

    Z ♥
    http://beautybyz.blogspot.se/

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  20. I didn't think I needed anymore contouring products but this seems too nice to not buy!
    Beca xxx
    thosemomentsofserendipity.com
    writteninblacklipstick.co.uk

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  21. This looks like a bargain product but I think the bronzers would be a little too dark for me as my skin is very pale. It's a shame they don't do a lighter version xx

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  22. If they maybe put a mirror under the instructions so people don't have to run to a mirror. But then again, a lot of people don't use the mirror in palettes. It sounds absolutely bloody brilliant though. Might snap it up if I can!

    Rachael x | N o v e m b e r S t o r m s |

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  23. Loving the two brown prowders! I am not a countouring girl but will definately check this product out in boots or superdrugs to see if they are any good for eyeshadows as I love brown eyeshadows.

    http://www.breathefashion-world.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. It looks so affordable and yet lovely at the same time :)

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  25. I'm awful at contouring so anything that comes with directions is always good in my book. This palette does sound rather intriguing, to Superdrug I go!!

    Raise The Waves

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  26. I love that it has the diagrams on where to put each shade. I suck at contouring and highlighting and would help a lot!

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  27. This looks great! I never came across any Barry M product in Canada, but I now need to know if I can get this anywhere :)

    Geneviève | gendotss.blogspot.ca

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  28. Looks like a great kit !

    http://www.fruityandpassion.com/

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  29. This looks great especially for the price! x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Lovely colours :)

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  31. Can't beat a good contour! This looks fab, I can't believe how good the price is. May have to try it out! x
    ELEANORMAES

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  32. Waaw, looks so pretty, I have never seen this before!
    xx
    belle-fin.blogspot.be

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  33. Looks like a great way to try out contouring cheaply!
    Megan x
    London Callings

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  34. This looks really good! Like the cool toned shade a lot too.

    www.emandthem.co.uk

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  35. This looks ideal! Will definitely have to keep an eye out for this!

    http://www.redlipstickramblings.blogspot.com

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  36. Love how it has the pictures and instructions on the palette!

    http://itslolll.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  37. Just bought this contour kit today, I'm very excited to try it out!

    http://ashleighlaurenbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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