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)
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.