What Is It?
A hi lighting and contouring kit for the face
“This best-selling, easy-to-use palette contains three highlighting and three contouring shades that work together to help you sculpt, define, and enhance your natural features. Create the illusion of higher cheekbones, a smaller forehead, a softer jawline, or a slimmer nose with these smooth, velvety formulas that blend seamlessly while imparting a subtle, dewy sheen. “
Build able coverage
Overall Rating 3.5/5
Before I give a detailed review, I purchased the contour kit last month when Macy’s had a online sale bringing down the price from $40 to $25 making it a good bargain buy. I am a fan of the Anastasia Beverly Hills brand from the dip brow pomade to the brow wiz but I just can’t seem to love this product nor work well with it. I read online that this cream contour kit is best for those with dry skin however I have oily skin which might play a role in its performance. [ABH also makes a powdered version of the contour kit]
I find the color selection to be good however the warm coral color is very tricky to work with, I used it around my eyes specifically focusing on my vitiligo and that was a hit and miss. Some days the warm coral and cream combination worked really well under my eyes but sometimes It didn’t (perhaps using too much warm coral or not enough) Now I know some of you might be thinking “well this isn’t specifically a concealer for under eyes” but it’s pigment and texture can work as one.
Overall yes I will say its good for hi-lighting and contouring If you know what you’re doing. If you are a contour newbie this product is tricky. Personally I contour my cheeks with a powder bronzer because I find it easy to use and blend. I will most likely use this either for photographs or for my youtube videos but I don’t see myself making this palette an every day makeup necessity.
note that cream based contours always work best with synthetic brushes. I find my Real Techniques brushes to work well for contouring.