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.
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.