The Chichi Highlighting and Contouring Palette

The Chichi Contour Kit

Hello hello! It feels like it has been SO LONG since I have written a good ol’ review. It may not feel that way to you guys as I pre-write all my posts to keep me consistent – but in real time it’s been a while since I’ve written a review. So I am excited to write a fresh batch of them. You guys know how much I love contouring and how it nicely sculpts the face. So I thought it’s time I introduce you guys to a well-loved contour kit I have been using for months and months and months!

Let’s jump in!

Does it work for fair skin?: I feel like if you extra extra fair you may find it possibly not wearable. Now saying that I do believe you could still make it work. It isn’t stupidly pigmented to the point where you apply the tiniest amount and it’s already too much. The main contour shade (number 5) is wearable. You won’t get a subtle contour if you a pale but I feel like shade number 7 is what those with fair skin may not enjoy – that’s a tiny section of the palette anyway. The highlight shades may possibly not be super highlighty if you are of extremely fair skin. Overall I don’t think those who are fair skin will hate it. The Australis contour kit is definitely one not suitable for fair skin.

Is it blendable?: Yes! That’s one of the things I love most about this contour kit is how blendable the powders are. It makes contouring so quick and easy whether you crave something subtle or you want a more chiselled look. The highlighters are also blendable and sit nicely on the skin, they don’t look chalky.

Is it easy to use?: Yes. As I mentioned before the pigmentation is lovely but not to the point of being annoying. So it is forgiving because the pigmentation isn’t so extreme it causes mistakes and it is also buildable.

Natural or full on?: Depending on your skin tone. For me I’d say it’s somewhere in the middle, I am currently tanned due to a few beach trips and ever since I began regularly attending the beach (really I’ve only gone 3 times this summer) but I tan so easily that in just 3 beach trips I became tanned and it takes a long time for my tan to fade, even in the middle of winter I am never my original pale skin but I am still fair skinned during winter and I still find this contour kit to work for me. If you are of medium skin tone and more, this palette won’t be super intense for you. The darkest shade is number 7 and that is only a tiny portion of the kit. Medium skin tones still should enjoy this but it doesn’t contain any super dark shades in my opinion.

Does it last a good amount of time?: Yes. I’d say it lasts the typical time you’d want your contour to last. Powder contouring can only last so long but depending on the primer/foundation you use (whether it’s long lasting) and if you use a long lasting setting spray over your powdered products – that does pack a punch. I also find when I cream contour and then set that contour with a contour powder from this product – that helps my overall contour last long.

Contour on fleek?: I’d say so. I like that you can get a nice chiselled contour look with this kit as well as one kinda subtle as well. I love how when you dip your brush into it, it does pick up a good amount of product. I also love using the highlight shade number 4 underneath my contour to clean it up – it makes it look even more chiselled and lovely.

Packaging: The packaging is very nice. It has a pretty pattern on the outside of the kit. It contains information and advice about contouring and highlighting on the inside of the lid. I also love how the shades are arranged. You get both a large contour shade and a large highlight shade in the middle. As well as three small highlight shades and three small contour shades. So you can really mix and match with them. This contour kit doesn’t include a mirror though.

Price: $24.95 AUD (which is a fair price, I mean the Nyx contour kit costs a lot more)

Availability?: Target, Myer and the chichi website (which ships internationally).

Pros: The shades are blendable, easy to use, not annoyingly pigmented but still wonderfully pigmented. You get a good option of shades within the kit.

Cons: Aside from the fact that if you are super fair skinned or have a darker shade of skin you may not be so crazy about this palette.

Rating: 9 / 10

Overall thoughts?: This really is a wonderful contour kit. Ever since I purchased it, I pick up this contour kit the most when I do my makeup. I love how easy it is to do, the highlight shades are nice to apply under the contour to clean it up and it also contains a very pretty shimmery highlighter for the cheekbones. I am a big fan of this contour kit and I highly recommend it.


And that wraps up this review. Have you guys tried this contour kit or anything from chichi? What contour kits have you been loving? Be sure to drop a comment and let me know. I hope you all have an awesome day and I’ll see you in the next post.

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  1. Caitlin | Beauty & Colour

    July 14, 2017 at 2:15 am

    Looks like a great palette, does this brand test on animals?

    Beauty & Colour | Vegan Lifestyle Blog

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 14, 2017 at 8:10 am

      I just went to check this now, after some googling I believe it is cruelty-free.

  2. Nikita

    July 14, 2017 at 8:14 am

    I’ve never tried anything from ChiChi but I’m going to check out their website now that I know they ship internationally. Great review lovely! xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 15, 2017 at 12:33 am

      It’s a brilliant brand! I have loved everything I have tried from the brand. x

  3. Sal UmmBaby

    July 14, 2017 at 8:58 am

    That’s such a pretty palette – I love the contour side because warm matte brows shades speak to me. I would use them on my eyes too xxx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 14, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      Yes I always use contour palettes for multiple uses including eye shadows. Who doesn’t love matte brown shades for eye shadow looks! x

  4. Lauren

    July 14, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Im very very fair so my thoughts are this wouldn’t be much use for me which is a shame because it looks a lovely palette!

    Lauren x Huggled

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 14, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      Yes the extra fair may not be able to find use in this palette. I’m lucky that even during my pale time during the year i can still make it work. x

  5. Parie Joshi

    July 14, 2017 at 11:06 am

    This sounds incredible and such a wide range of shades too! x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 14, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      You get a lot of shades in the one palette. I love it one of my most used contour palettes (and I own a lot of them)

  6. Stacey

    July 15, 2017 at 12:54 am

    I’ve heard a lot of things about Chi Chi but have never tried them out since it’s not available in my country which is a shame! You rated this palette quite high so I’m even more curious about it now. The colours seem really light though, but I love how they’re all matte!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 15, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      It is such a wonderful brand, from their site they do ship internationally. Yes the shade range in this palette doesn’t cater to very light skin tones and super tanned to deeper skin tone. It sits there somewhere in the middle.

  7. leah

    July 15, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    I’ve never tried anything from chichi, sounds very intriguing and the palette looks nice!

    Leah x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 15, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      The brand, in general, is so awesome, I highly reccomend it. x

  8. Danielle beautyblog

    July 16, 2017 at 3:51 am

    Haven’t tried the brand before but this looks like a great kit!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 16, 2017 at 6:34 am

      The brand is so so good! x

  9. Danielle Alexa

    July 16, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    That looks like such a good palette, I am going to have to try and find one!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 16, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      Their site ships internationally even though they are an Australian brand. x

  10. Beautylymin

    July 17, 2017 at 7:50 am

    There’s a lot of product in here for a very reasonable price! I’ve never tried anything from this brand xx


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 17, 2017 at 11:21 am

      It’s such a wonderful brand. I have so many of their palettes, I adore their foundation, they have wonderful lipsticks and there are many things I still plan to get. It’s an Aussie brand but they ship internationally. x

  11. Jeanne

    July 17, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Sounds awesome. Will keep this in mind. Been thinking about trying contouring.. I’m a makeup noob!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 17, 2017 at 11:24 am

      I’m obsessed with contouring. I am going to have a blog series on here all about sharing tips and tricks for those starting out in makeup.

  12. Gemma Etc.

    July 17, 2017 at 10:55 am

    It sounds like such a stunning palette, especially for the price xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc. ❤️

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 17, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      it really is. x

  13. Laura

    July 17, 2017 at 10:57 am

    I don’t know this brand, but it sounds interesting x

    Pink Frenzy

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 17, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      It’s such a wonderful brand! I have many products from the brand I love!

  14. A Very Sweet Blog

    July 17, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    It seems like it will only work on certain skin tones 🙁 Which makes it very limited. Hmmm Thanks for reviewing! I haven’t heard of this brand.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 17, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      It’s not easy finding a contour kit that is completely versatile for all skin tones. But my skin tone is quite versatile, whether I am at my palest or tanned during summer. The formula is so buttery though. x

  15. Shanelle

    July 17, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    This is such a nice looking palette! It’s so satisfying.

    I don’t think we have this brand in the UK, but it’s quite similar to the new NARS palette that I just bought. Although I always struggle to use the lighter shades in palettes like this because of my skin tone. Maybe I just need to think outside of the box.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 17, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      It is an Australian brand but from their site, they do ship internationally. There are lots of ways to get your own customised contour shade. x

  16. Jade

    July 18, 2017 at 11:06 am

    I love Chi Chi so I’m always keen to try out any of their products which I’ve not tried before – this is one that’s been on the list for a while but I’m still working through my ABH Contour Kit so it may be a while before I get there!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 18, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      It is such a lovely brand! I have so many of their products that they’ve recently launched that I’m eyeing. x

  17. Ash

    August 12, 2017 at 10:38 am

    After reading your review, I wish I get my hands on chichi Cosmetics in the UK.

    Ash |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      August 21, 2017 at 1:20 am

      They do ship internationally so you should look at their website. x

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    October 19, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    […] I definitely didn’t need to add yet another contouring palette in my collection but when I swatched this in the store I immediately fell in love with it. The shades are so buttery and blendable and I love the contouring options you get. I’m not very tanned (I’m definitely getting paler by the day now that we are in winter) but I am also not stark white so I love a contour shade that gives you a nice chiseled look but it’s not too natural or too intense.  The highlighter shades are also gorgeous and I use them for all sorts of things, whether its to set my eyeshadow primer, to clean up my contour or set my concealer. I also love the shimmery highlighter it comes with, it’s very pretty. This is one my go-to contour palettes – the buttery formula is just a standout for me! |Review| […]

  19. Sascha Taylor-Curtis

    March 22, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    This looks amazing! I love that there are so many shades xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      March 22, 2019 at 11:36 pm

      I’m so sad they discontinued this, it was my favourite contour kit.

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