The SOSU Contour Palette is one of the most talked about Irish beauty products and is at the top of everyone’s wish list. It consists of 3 cream contouring shades, 2 powder contouring shades & a cream highlighter. Suzanne Jackson answered all of our prayers when she created this palette and has made it available to us for 29.95 online and in pharmacies. However, the questions playing on everyone’s minds are – ‘Is it worth the money?’ & ‘What if I don’t like it?’. That’s where I come in and hopefully I can help you make your decision.
I won’t lie, I was very hesitant to make this beauty buy. It took me quite a while to cave and finally make the purchase. Why you ask? Probably for some of the same reasons as yourselves! I’m a fan of powder when it comes to contouring. I’ve only ever done my contour using cream a handful of times. I hate the heavy feeling it normally gives. I don’t like feeling like my face is caked to the max. Nothing’s worse than the instant regret you feel when giving someone a hug and having everything transfer onto their clothes. In the end I decided to bite the bullet and splash out the cash on the palette. I had a ‘Don’t knock it until you try it’ moment.
The first time I used the palette I actually didn’t like the results at all. I was kicking myself for wasting money on it. Then I remembered that I was rushing while I was applying it so I felt I hadn’t given it a fair chance. A few days later I sat down and dedicated my time to the palette and I wasn’t giving up until I was satisfied. After playing around with it for a while and figuring out which way was the best way to apply it, I can finally say the results were successful!
Now I’m a big fan of the SOSU Contour Palette. The cream contour shades feel so light on your skin and are very creamy in texture. They’re also very spreadable which is what you want if you want to achieve an evenly blended and flawless finish. The powder contour shades are brilliant for setting the creams and the highlighter is my favorite part about the palette. It leaves a glowing, dewy finish that really makes your look stand out. Be careful not to go overboard with it though or you’ll be seen coming from a mile away.
GET THE LOOK
1. Apply your foundation as normal. I went with two layers for extra coverage. It’s also very important that you use a light shade.
2. Take the SOSU Contour Palette and apply shade 2 across the top of your forehead close to your hairline, your temples, directly under your cheekbones, down either side of your nose, under your bottom lip and on your jawline.
3. Apply shade 4 to the centre of your forehead, your chin, under your eyes, down the centre of your nose and between your cheekbones and jawline.
4. Take a damp beauty blender and blend the shades evenly. Make sure you dab! Do not drag!
5. Once blended, apply shade 1 to the centre of your forehead, down the centre of your nose, above your upper lip, your chin, and under your eyes. Blend with your beauty blender again.
6. Dab your beauty blender into shade 5 (highlighting shade) and apply to your cheekbones. Apply the excess to the tip of your nose, cupid’s bow, chin and centre of your forehead.
7. Lightly brush shade 3 & shade 6 (powder shades) over your cream contour.
8. Apply blush (optional).
9. Fill in your brows, do your eyes and lips and you’re ready to go!
I really recommend this palette. Even though I didn’t like it from the get-go, this is a great example of how you shouldn’t give up on a product after just one try. If you find yourself in the same situation that I was in, try a different technique, a different method of application, or even try using different brushes. Don’t give up on a product until you’ve tried everything.
For those who are between two minds on whether they should invest in this product, I hope this has helped you make a decision. I was once in your position and I can now honestly say that I love it. Experimenting is everything!!