These Palettes Make Contouring Easier Than Ever

Get everything you need to master the look in one handy compact.

The Beauty Trend to Give You Killer Cheekbones
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If you've ever dreamed of having the cheekbones of a Kardashian, you just might get your wish. To any makeup artist, highlighting and contouring is no new trick. Now the rest of us will be able to practice the art of sculpting the perfect cheeks with some at-home contouring palettes.

Before, you'd have to buy several different products—bronzers, highlighters and illuminators—to even think about the contouring process. Thankfully, the trend has caught on so much we're seeing a move toward all-in-one contouring palettes. These compacts contain all the shades you need to chisel out the perfect cheeks, make your neck a teensie bit slimmer and give you an all-around stunning visage. Take a peek at some of our picks for new contour palettes.

Laura Mercier Flawless Contouring Palette, $50, at

The Beauty Trend to Give You Killer Cheekbones
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This blendable palette is designed to take the guess work out of contouring. With three neutral brown matte creams for shading and two cream highlighters for light reflection, define and shine just the areas you desire.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette, $46, at

The Beauty Trend to Give You Killer Cheekbones
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Makeup queen and sketch artist Kat Von D created this palette exclusively for Sephora. It contains six contour and highlighting shades to amplify any blank canvas.

NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette, $25, at

The Beauty Trend to Give You Killer Cheekbones
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With eight customizable shades, you can mix and match which hues to use to enhance and emphasize just the feature you want.

And in case you're a total newbie to the contouring game, we've got a complete guide to defining and highlighting—right this way.

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