Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette Review // BEAUTY

contour6 The problem with online shopping is that you always have the painful wait from purchase to delivery. I recently placed an order on the Anastasia Beverly Hills website, and the wait (despite being only ten days) felt like an absolute lifetime.

After convincing my sister she needed dipbrow pomade in her life (you’re welcome), and making the executive decision to buy each other the famous #12 brow brush ‘for Christmas’, I also thought I’d treat myself and purchase the cult classic contour kit. I know I’m all sorts of late to the bandwagon, but I needed this bad boy in my life. When the product arrived, I was immediately impressed by the quality of the product. The palette contains six replaceable pans of powder that are not only buttery and smooth, but so well pigmented.

contour5 The palette contains three highlight shades (vanilla, banana and sand) and three contour shades (java, fawn and havanna). I was slightly disappointed that 2/3 of the contour shades (java and havanna) are warm-toned and therefore not really optimal for contouring, but the shade fawn is the perfect cool-toned colour to create a beautiful shadow. I personally think the other two contour colours would be better suited for a light dusting of bronzer (depending on your skin tone – they are quite dark), or even an eyeshadow as I’ve taken to using the shade java for. The shade banana has become incredibly popular for use as an under-eye setting powder, and while it does work well to set concealer I did find it slightly too yellow for my skin tone. The vanilla shade, despite having different undertones to my skin, is the perfect shade to set under my eyes and prevent my concealer from creasing throughout the day. The final highlighting shade sand, provides a beautiful shimmer to the skin without making you look like a disco ball, and the pink undertones in it make it a lot more subtle and for everyday wear than a golden highlighter. contour2 This is a swatch of each colour with just one swipe. As I am so pale the highlighting shades don’t show up incredibly well, but the contouring shades do, and you can easily tell that fawn would be the one most suitable for contouring. contour10 This is a comparison with one side of my face with just foundation/concealer, and the other with the contour palette used. As you can see, it just adds a bit more definition and shape to my otherwise fairly round face.contour3And here is my (very sleepy) face all done! I don’t usually contour on a day-to-day basis but think it just adds a bit more depth to the face, and this kit is such a handy multi-purpose thing to have!

Do you have the kit? What do you think of it?

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2 thoughts on “Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette Review // BEAUTY

  1. I recently got the Smashbox Contour Kit and I love it, but I’ve been hearing really good things about the one that you have too! Contouring is so fun!

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