Contouring is one of the hardest things to master in makeup, not that I mastered anything. LOL! But seriously, I’ve been trying to use the art of contouring to cheat my small round (not to mention my prominent cheeks bones) face. But it often makes me look madungis instead of giving me that sculpted moledesque look I yearn for. *sob
No matter… I shall not quit! Hence, my new contour powder, Ever Bilena 3D Compact.
Ever Bilena 3D Compact is a housed in a round plastic compact a lot like that of pressed powders, only bigger and a bit bulkier. It comes with a mirror and a thin white sponge which for me is pretty much useless since more often then not, contouring is done with a brush. Not a sponge. Anyway, I like the packaging. It’s simple and travel-friendly. Plus, it has a clear divider that separates the sponge from the product.
If I’m not mistaken, 3D compact is available in 3 different shades especially made for Filipina skintone. I decided to get the darkest one available, Dark Baked Fusion, thinking that it will show great on my morena skin. I wasn’t entirely wrong, though. 🙂
Each compact contains 3 different shades (lightest to darkest) which reminded me of my TLE plate back in high school, the one about shading depending on where the source of light was and things like that. Oh never mind! The point is the color progression made it look 3D which probably explains why it’s called 3D Compact. Duh! Haha. 🙂
Since my skintone is on the darker side, I use a mix of the middle and dark shade for contouring. But for my cousin who is tad fairer than me, I use the 2 lightest shades when I do her makeup. The lightest shade has a yellow undertone while the darker ones both have pinkish undertone.
This has far greater color pay off compared to Etude House Face Corset in 06 which looks dark only on the compact but is light on the skin when applied (almost like a pressed powder for a person one shade darker than me). It’s not chalky and it doesn’t create harsh streaks of brown pigments on the cheeks.
Though I love its packaging and shades, I’m not really thrilled with its staying power. It can only last 3-4 hours on its own so what I do is that I try to secure it into place by spraying a makeup mist after applying it. For now, I’m using Krave Minerale‘s Mist Spritz to keep it intact longer. 🙂
Krave Products are available at Skye Avenue.
I got this for only Php 150. Could you believe that? It’s that cheap! 3 contour shades for that price. Definitely a steal! 🙂 I think this is avilable at any Ever Bilena counters in SM Deaprtment stores, Watson’s, Mecury Drug Stores and generally any grocery stores.
If you’re looking for a good (both quality and price-wise) product to practice your contouring skills with, this one’s definitely for you. It’s really worth it.
Let me know what you think if ever you decide to give this a try, alright?;D