The Best Makeup Palettes for Contouring Like a Pro

Contouring transitioned from a backstage, makeup-artist-only sculpting tactic to a full-fledged daily craze for beauty junkies. Check out these highly coveted contour palettes that have everything you need to highlight and define your features while elevating your everyday makeup look.

1. Lorac Pro Contour Palette

Contour like a pro with this special-edition palette designed by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw. The palette includes two matte contour and two highlighting shades, with a bonus shimmering highlighting powder, perfect for a day-to-nighttime transition.

Buy For $45.00

2. NYX Professional Makeup Highlight & Contour Pro Palette

NYX’s Pro Palette is an affordable buy that includes eight refillable shades. With this many options, you’ll always have the perfect match on hand for your skin tone.

Buy For $14.99

3. Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Highlighter & Shader Duet

Aside from being one of the most luxe compacts you could ever carry, this silky highlighter and bronzer duo is the perfect consistency. Use your fingers on the go — or a makeup brush if you have time — and smooth it on to instantly define your bone structure.

Buy For $85.00

 4. It Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful You Anti-Aging Face Palette

This essential disc from It Cosmetics features everything you need to look bright and beautiful, with three pigmented powders to effortlessly sculpt your features. We love that this one includes a universally flattering blush to complement the highlighting and shading powders!

Buy For $38.00

 5. Morphe 8H Hi-Fi Sculpt & Shimmer Palette

If you want to skip the natural look of a soft contour and head straight to dramatic shimmer-town, this Morphe palette is for you. We love how extra the sparkling highlighters are and think they pair perfectly with each darker powder to properly sculpt and shimmer your look for a night out.

Buy For $25.00