Acclaimed: Seventeen's Define and Conquer Contour Kit


This is relatively old news on the blogger circuit, and I really didn't expect to love it enough to write about it....hence the lack of a pristine, not-yet-used product photo!

If you're looking to disguise the aftermath of a month of festive indulgence, look no further!  After being told I looked like I'd lost weight in my face, I like to call this little wonder 'Cheekbones in a Compact'.

On a first swatch in Boots I quickly stepped away from this, deeming the contour shade too warm and borderline orange.  The highlight was divine though; a unique (for the drugstore) matte lightening powder with no hint of shimmer at all.  A pressed (and less yellow) powder version of the Ben Nye Banana Powder, if you will.

A few weeks later and this little kit was still playing on my mind.  Needing that highlight in my life, I duly headed back to purchase.  Since then this has become a daily staple.  Despite my reservations, the bronzer blends beautifully and really does carve out cheekbones.  And that highlight?  Everything I hoped for.  A dusting of it on the high points of my cheeks really plays up the dimensions of my face.  Much as I hate to trot out that old cliche, but I do feel very Kim K when I step back and admire my handiwork.

Two bugbears with this though.  First up....the name.  Define and Conquer?  Why not just go with Define and Contour??  Baffles me.

Secondly, the highlight is a little loose and dusty.  As you can see, it creates a lot of fall out and that's with the lightest of swipes with a brush.  I'm not sure if this is just the nature of the product and part of the reason it works so well, but from an aesthetic point of view it's a little annoying!

At £5.99 I'm really impressed with this product.  It looks, and works, like a much more expensive brand.  If you're a fan of contouring you need to give this a go!


  1. This sounds great, I will have to go out and buy it:)

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

  2. That highlighter alone is enough to make me want this, I've been on the hunt for a decent matte highlighters as I find shimmers a little bit OTT at times. I blame the excessive levels of glitter I used in my make up over Christmas x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  3. I don't own a matte highlighter, all mine are shimmers and sometimes you just don't want to be sparkly! I feel like the contour might be too dark for me personally, but I'm tempted to pick this up just for the highlight!
    emmerliejay x

  4. Interesting! I'm not sure the contour shade would be for me and my pale skin but the highlight has me sold! If only they did them separately. Great review :)
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

  5. This sounds great! I have the Sleek contour kit and I love it for the price :) xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


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