Review: Etude House Top 10 V-Line Maker Highlight & Contour

Contouring, I find, makes a big difference to the face, even if its just a quick bit of shading and highlighting. I bought this unusually names Top 10 V-Line Maker from Ebay, by Korean brand Etude House.

As well as being a bronzer, its also a ‘V Line’ maker – V line? Do they mean cleavage enhancer? It there’s one place I don’t need enhancing, its there!

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How to use? Etude House have given us a cute guide:

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Best areas to contour:

Under the cheekbone

Under the chin

Sides of the forehead (you can cover all three areas with the magic ‘3’ shape covering the temple, cheek bone and chin).

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Centre of the forehead

Tops of cheeks

Around the collarbones

Also the outer ‘V’ (the top of the cheekbone leading up to the end of the eyebrow.)

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It is a pretty compact and its handy having both shades in one place. The texture of the powder is somewhere between soft and hard – its not overly pigmented but you would still need a light hand with these colours – the darker shade would be better I think, if it were more cool toned, like Illamasqua’s Mischief Blusher.

Instead it is more of a bronzer, and warm toned making it hard to wear for cool toned girls. Too much, and it verges on slightly orange. With a light hand it looks quite good but I do have a very warm toned complexion at the moment.

There is a mild shimmer to this powder – its actually not that bad (more prominent with the highlighter) but nevertheless, I prefer mattes when contouring.

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Verdict: Its not for everyone because the darker shade is such a warm toned brown, but I like it and its makes it easier for me to contour and go!

Got it from eBay for £12 plus shipping.

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  1. Grace London says

    It’s handy having both the contour and the highlighter in the same compact. More brands should do that; Suqqu has something similar with the pressed powders, but it is a lot more expensive and I find the Deep (contour) shade in that a bit orangey too.

    Illamasqua Primal is my go-to contour colour these days – it’s almost greyish brown.

    • Row says

      Hey Grace London

      Yes I agree, i like those muted, matte almost dull shades for contouring as opposed to anything too colourful! I am a big fan of Illamasqua Mischief for that.