The Anastasia Contour Palette has fast become a cult product, and seems sell out everywhere! Now I love a little bit of contour, but have only ever used bronzer and highlight to do it, usually with the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow, which I absolutely love and use most days, but I thought it was time I got a bit more professional with my contouring so thought I would try my hand at the Anastasia Contour Palette.
It is a very slimline palette, containing three contour and three highlighting shades, all of which can be removed and interchanged or replaced as the palette is magnetic. Anastasia has now released 29 different contour refill shades to suit all skin tones, so if you wanted to change one color or replace it when it runs out, you can do so without having to buy a whole new palette, which I think is genius! I have the contour kit in Light to Medium, but there are also two darker palettes, Medium to Tan and Tan to Deep. There is also the option of customizing a palette by selecting six shades of your choice which can be put into an empty palette, for the same price of $40.
I think the quality of these powders are great, they apply and blend really easily and I find it easy to build up color the color gradually which makes it look as natural as possible. All the shades are matte apart from ‘Sand’ which is a shimmery highlighter which is stunning. There is no glitter in it, so it looks really natural and just adds a beautiful sheen to the cheeks. I have not really used ‘Vanilla’ much, as it is a matte highlight, but it is perfect for adding to the brow bone to add some light. I love anything yellow-toned as it suits my complexion, so have been using ‘Banana’ to set my under eye concealer, but also love it down the centre of my face.
Out of the contour shades, I have loved ‘Fawn’ the most, it is the perfect shade to contour as it is cool toned so creates a beautiful shadow, especially under the cheekbones. If I want to add extra warmth to the back of the cheekbones, I mix ‘Java’ and ‘Havana’ together with a little ‘Fawn’, which is also a lovely combination to dust on the temples.
I think this is the perfect contour kit, it literally has everything I need to create light and shade on the face and love to apply it using my Charlotte Tilbury Powder & Sculpt Brush. Although I don’t use it everyday, it is great to have on hand for when I want to make the most of my features and create those killer cheekbones!
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