If you enjoy contouring, the perfect palette is a beauty bag essential. Unfortunately, it often comes with a hefty price tag. And while we love to browse our local drugstores for surprisingly effective beauty buys, contour kits aren't normally on our radar. But fear not, because drugstore beauty brands have been serving up the goods, offering affordable contour palettes that are easy to use while providing flawless dimension.
We've rounded up some of our favorite finds for your consideration the next time you decide to make a trip to the drugstore. Starting at $6, you can upgrade your beauty routine (or give contouring a try for the first time) with zero guilt and without breaking the bank. So grab one of these and give it a try—you'll be surprised by what you can create with these modestly priced kits.
These are the best drugstore contour kits you can buy for $20 or less.
This generous palette comes equipped with eight powders to sculpt, plus two baked highlighters to add illumination. Also worth adding: Makeup Revolution included a full-sized mirror within this palette, which makes it perfect for traveling. Functionality is key!
This contour palette by Black Radiance has a built-in guide to assist with contouring, sculpting, and highlighting using their three silky-smooth powders. Offered in two different shades, the True Complexion Contour Palette is perfect for beginners and experts alike.
At just $8, it's shocking what quality coverage this pocket-sized kit delivers. The formula is even infused with vitamin E to help nourish skin during wear. E.L.F. has always been a go-to drugstore brand for beginners and professionals alike, and with a range that is continually evolving and growing, we definitely think their products are worth a try.
Add a sun-kissed glow while achieving natural-looking definition with this warm-hued palette. Featuring six shades—three highlighters and three bronzers—the Strobe & Chisel Palette is perfect for adding a sheer wash of dimension.
NYX is another drugstore brand that consistently delivers high-end results at an affordable price. This rich contour-and-highlighter combo blends effortlessly onto the skin, and its wide selection of shades allows for a range of results.
This gorgeous gradient of shades allows for subtle contouring or creating a matte base for a buildable makeup look.
Add dimension and finish off with a bronzy-glow using this trifecta of buttery cream-based contouring formulations that blend like a dream.
This bronzer-meets-contour kit will provide natural-looking definition while also leaving skin with a beachy, warm glow.
Next up: More of a liquid highlighter fan? Check out our favorite liquid highlighter products.