The Australis contour kit

Hello hello internet peeps. It always seems to be raining down contouring products in the makeup world, I’m not complaining since a lot of good drugstore ones a popping up. The one I am talking about being no exception. You may notice how similar it is to the Anastasia contour kit. That’s what got a lot of us Aussies giddy since something similar to that came out at a fraction of the cost. I don’t actually own that Anastasia contour kit so I can’t declare it as a dupe or not. Another thing I wanted to mention before I actually get on with the review is how ridiculously difficult this was to get my hands on when it came out about a year ago. I’m glad it’s much easier to get now that people aren’t plundering the Australis makeup aisle.

Now let’s get on with the actual review!


Does it work for fair skin?: Depending on how fair skinned you are. None of the shades in the original palette or the two additional palettes they came out with for darker skin truly caters for fair skinned individuals. If you are extremely fair skinned the contour shades won’t work for you. However they do make excellent eyeshadows so if fair skinned peeps purchase this palette for the highlighting shades they can use the dark shades as eyeshadow.

Is it blendable?: I would say so, if you go in with a heavy hand (in regards to the contour shades) there isn’t much you can do to save yourself so tread careful.

Is it easy to use?: There isn’t much fuss with the highlighting shades but the contour shades can cause trouble if one is not careful. There aren’t any transition shades for your contour in that palette mind you.

Pigmentation: Very pigmented, no trouble there but you do have to be careful and tap off excess product to avoid any mishaps.

Natural or full on?: I wouldn’t call this palette natural, but if you have medium to dark skin, this palette wouldn’t be very intense. Keep in mind I have the original palette not any of the additional ones that caters for darker skin.

Does it last a good amount of time: Being that it’s quite noticeable on me skin, I’d say it lasts well throughout the day.

Contour on fleek?: With practice, yes! We all have off days but this palette does hold the potential for a banging contour.

Packaging: pretty standard packaging, matte black case, it doesn’t contain a mirror BTDUBS.

Price: $16.95

Availability?: Priceline and the Australis site primarily. This is an Australian brand peeps so international people may have little to no access to this product.

Shade range within the palette?: The range among the three contour shades covers all bases in terms of tone. The middle shade is a cool toned medium brown, the two others are two different warm tones. In regards to the highlight shades, there’s a shimmery but naturally highlighter, a matte yellow powder and a matte highlighter. I personally love the matte highlighter which I apply underneath by contour to really sharpen it out. The yellow powder is average, more yellow than what I prefer. I personally love to use the Ben nye banana powder as a means of setting my under eye concealer but every now and then I use the yellow powder from this palette to mix things up.

Who would love it?: Those looking for an affordable contour kit, those who love really pigmented contouring products.

Who wouldn’t love it?: Those of you who are extremely fair skinned, people who don’t like their contouring products to be overly pigmented, those who are looking for a natural contour kit

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Overall thoughts?: Overall I really enjoy using this contour kit, I love the highlighting shades, love how affordable it is and I love how I can use the contouring shades as eyeshadow as well. I definitely will repurchase this as it’s a good all-rounder. I only avoid using it for contouring when I am in a rush as I don’t want to make any mistakes.

That’s it for the post guys. Have you tried this contour kit or any other? Let me know in the comments. I’ll see you guys in the next video.

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  1. Miss Jaded Blogster

    January 8, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    They're practically dupes which is why us aussies wept for joy.

  2. Color Me Kiki

    January 9, 2016 at 12:32 am

    This sounds awesome! Such an in depth review 🙂
    xo Kiki

  3. khaira khan

    January 9, 2016 at 4:18 am

    I have this and i love it. It's so worth it and you are right about it being really pigmented. I have to use it with a light and soft hand.

  4. Miss Jaded Blogster

    January 9, 2016 at 4:28 am

    It's amazing and the contour shades make awesome eye shadows.

  5. carolina g. ticala

    January 9, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Amazing post!!I love your blog , so I stay as a follower in your social networks , I hope to see my blog and you stay as a follower too!! Happy day pretty!!

  6. Rhenicia Hosein

    January 9, 2016 at 10:48 am

    From your description of the pigmentation, I'd love to try this palette!

    Rhenicia | Beauty By Rhenicia

  7. Batty Blonde

    January 9, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I wish I had a contour palette! Nice review!

    Hope we're following each other <3

  8. Linda Libra Loca

    January 9, 2016 at 11:34 am

    I am looking for a contour option these days, I will have to check how much shipping is.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  9. Anoushka P

    January 9, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Fab review I love how in-depth you are! I really need to get my hands on a contour kit, will definitely be seeing if they ship to London!

    Anoushka Probyn – A London Fashion Blog

  10. Miss Jaded Blogster

    January 9, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    you should, it doubles up as a good eye shadow knick knack.

  11. Miss Jaded Blogster

    January 9, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Thank you. You should get one, every brand highend and drugstore is coming out with some kind of drugstore product.

  12. Miss Jaded Blogster

    January 9, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    If you spend over a certain amount the shipping is free and this brand has a lot of other wonderful products like their color inject lipsticks, cream contour palettes, pressed powder, foil eye shadows.

  13. Miss Jaded Blogster

    January 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Thank you so much, I try to pack it with as much information as possible as what is the point of doing a review.

  14. Hilary Young

    January 9, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Ooo they sound amazing! need to try them asap. Do you want to support each others blog by following each other? Please let me know so I can follow you right back:)


  15. Fiora L

    January 9, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    That is such a nice palette!Great review!xx
    P.S. I love your blog,just followed you on bloglovin!

  16. Becky

    January 9, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    This is really similar to the ABH contour kit! I have one but it's not my favorite haha, honestly I'd say Kat Von D's is better when it comes to a high end contour kit 🙂

    becky ♡ star violet

  17. Charlotte

    January 9, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    It sounds great although I'm ridiculously fair so I don't think it would work!
    Charlotte //

  18. VelvetBlush

    January 9, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    I actually thought this was the Anastasia one at first glances, Australis sounds like a really cool brand and I'd love to try it out. This palette looks really good, especially the pigmentation! 🙂

    Velvet Blush

  19. Clare

    January 9, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    this looks really similar to the Anastasia contour kit!

  20. ten

    January 9, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Love the setting of your blog! Love how the post pops out!

    ps. need to try this! I've just gotten into contouring lately..

  21. Maggie Zemanek

    January 9, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Thanks for the review!! This is a great post 🙂

  22. Kay

    January 9, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Wow, this is such a helpful, in depth review! 🙂 This contour kit sounds great, I'd love to try it out. x Thanks for sharing!


  23. Miss Jaded Blogster

    January 9, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    It's definitely a great contour kit. and thank you so much that means a lot.

  24. Miss Jaded Blogster

    January 9, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Us aussies went crazy on how similar it looks to the ABH it, but I haven't gone high end with my contouring, I am quite oontent where I am.

  25. Miss Jaded Blogster

    January 9, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    This would be annoying for the extremely fair people because of pigmentation, I do have a contouring for fair skin coming up soon, so stay tuned for that.

  26. Miss Jaded Blogster

    January 9, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    They look remarkably similar. It's a pretty great brand, it's getting better and better.

  27. The Nerdy Me

    January 9, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    I am very fair skinned, so I guess this palette isn't for me, haha. Either way, your review is so good and informative! 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  28. Miss Jaded Blogster

    January 9, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you so much, this is the one template on blog lovin I love because it's so user friendly. It took me a while to get it how I like it. It's a learning curve but you will get there.

  29. Miss Jaded Blogster

    January 9, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I like to make my reviews functional and detailed, so thank you I appreciate it. x

  30. Miss Jaded Blogster

    January 9, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Thank you so much, I do have a contouring for fair skinned coming up so don't worry I got your back.

  31. Samantha

    January 9, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Haven't tried this contour kit, but it sounds (and looks) really good! I'm a little more on the “fair-skinned” side, but I also like a more natural contour so I don't think this would be the best choice for me, but this was a very helpful review! I've seen a lot of this kit so it's good to know that I wouldn't get it for myself.

    Sam |

  32. taislany

    January 10, 2016 at 2:16 am

    looks great, love the packaging


  33. Jen Lavenders

    January 10, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Been wanting a good contour palette! Thanks for this review 😀

  34. Miss Jaded Blogster

    January 10, 2016 at 3:34 am

    It's a really good one and thank you!

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