CONTOURING KITS Aisling’s take on the most effective and affordable palettes
Exquisite.ie's Aisling O'Loughlin gives us her take on the most reliable, durable and affordable contouring palettes on the market...
Thanks to the latest kits on the market, contouring need not be an overly complicated affair; a sweep of brown under the cheekbone, a dab of shimmer on the cheekbone and a dash of blush if you fancy. Ok that’s just for starters. Our love affair with Kim K’s favourite technique shows no sign of abating. Here are our top affordable countouring kits as chosen by Exquisite.ie’s Aisling O’Loughlin…
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WET N WILD CONTOURING PALETTE CONTOUR
This is about as basic as contouring gets but at €5.99 it’s a winner for affordability and effectiveness. The yellow powder works great for setting your makeup and the brown, although rather deep, is a dream for those who like strong definition.
Step aside Hygge. Lagom is the new Scandi lifestyle trend taking the world by storm. This delightfully illustrated book gives you the lowdown on this transformative approach to life and examines how the lagom ethos has helped boost Sweden to the No.10 ranking in 2017’s World Happiness Report.
Lagom (pronounced ‘lah-gom’) has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as ‘not too little, not too much, just right’. It is widely believed that the word comes from the Viking term ‘laget om’, for when a mug of mead was passed around a circle and there was just enough for everyone to get a sip. But while the anecdote may hit the nail on the head, the true etymology of the word points to an old form of the word ‘lag’, which means ‘law’.
Far from restrictive, lagom is a liberating concept, praising the idea that anything more than ‘just enough’ is a waste of time. Crucially it also comes with a selflessness and core belief of responsibility and common good.