The E.L.F Contour Palette

You guys would start to realise by now I’m a bit of an E.L.F fan! And by a bit, I, of course, mean a lot! The brand has many lovely products for an absolute bargain price! I have been loving their palettes and I thought I’d review one for you guys.

Now I am going to cut the chit-chat and dive straight in.

Let’s go!

Does it work for fair skin?: There are two contour shades in this palette, one cool toned & one warmer. I do find that both shades can work for fair skin because they aren’t crazy pigmented to the point where it just splotches colour on your face. So they are more sheer and buildable and definitely easy to use.

Is it blendable? Yes, they blend quite nicely.

Is it easy to use? Definitely, a good choice if you are getting into contouring for the first time.

Natural or full on? I find that this sits somewhere in the middle, the warmer shade is more natural on me and the cool tone is more noticeable. Of course the deeper your skin tone is the more natural this palette would be but overall I wouldn’t call this a full-on palette.

Does it last a good amount of time? It lasts about the average time a powdered product lasts. It isn’t overly long lasting.

Packaging: The palette has a matte black outer case and it comes with a mirror. The 4 products in the palette can be popped out of the palette and mixed & matched with the other Elf palettes.

Price: $16 AUD, $7.71 AUD on I herb

Availability? Iherb, Kmart, ELF Australia site, ELF site,

Shade range? There are two highlighter shades (one shimmery, one matte) and two contour shades one warm one cool in this palette.

Pros: You get 4 shades in the one palette, the pan sizes are large, and the formula of the powders is quite smooth and non-chalky. It’s a super easy palette to work with, especially if you are getting started with contouring.

Cons: Depending on your skin tone, the shades may not be all that pigmented or wearable for you.

Rating: 6.5 / 10

Overall thoughts? I don’t mind this palette it just isn’t overly exciting. I kind of want to plop out the pans and put them in a domed Z palette with all the elf palette products. I feel as though that way I may actually use the products in this palette more. There’s nothing wrong with the quality of the palette just on its own it isn’t amaze-balls. The powders are nice though I just need to make the effort to use them more frequently.

Would I repurchase it? No I wouldn’t, I did end up decluttering it. It’s a nice palette but I’ve been trying to minimize my makeup collection in the contour department so this didn’t make the cut.


That wraps up this review! Have you guys tried this E.L.F contour palette or any of their other palettes? Drop a comment and tell me about it or even just come say Hi. I love hearing from you beautiful humans. As always I hope you guys have an awesome day and I’ll see you very shortly in the next post!

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  1. Siobhán

    September 17, 2018 at 8:44 am

    I’m kind of over contour palettes because I end up only really using one, maybe two shades! xx


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      September 17, 2018 at 11:57 pm

      That’s exactly why I decluttered this palette. I still love to contour but I’m over having a zillion contour palettes so I narrowed it down to my absolute faves

  2. Shang J.

    September 19, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    I prefer getting one contour shade so this palette is definitely not for me!

    ​​Shang J. |​ Beauterazzi

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      September 20, 2018 at 3:33 am

      I totally get you, I actually find myself using one contour shade to contour with over a palette, quite frequently. x

  3. Danielle Alexa

    September 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Thank you for this post, I was wondering whether to go ahead and pick this up!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      September 20, 2018 at 3:32 am

      Function wise, it works very well but when you are a makeup addict you have to become picky with what makeup you purchase (even though I still purchase makeup by the gallon!) haha

  4. Radi

    September 20, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Looks great! I like the shades. You can really contour the face 🙂

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      September 20, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      who doesn’t love a good scultping for the face haha. x

  5. Marina Rosie

    September 20, 2018 at 9:42 am

    I love Elf as a brand, given how affordable they are, I love my prism palette but there are some inconsistencies when it comes to other products like the baked moonlight pearls highlighter – I actually just had to throw that one away about a week after purchase, it’s so awful (as in powdery, no pigmentation, etc – I DO NOT recommend). This contour palette seems to be quite sweet though, although the tones in here are just not going to be dark enough for me. Thank you for the honest review and admitting you decluttered it – it doesn’t look like anything out of this world. xx
    Marina Rosie x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      September 20, 2018 at 11:21 pm

      Yes I had the same problem with the highlighter. After asking some blogging friends I realised you are meant to scrape the top layer of that highlighter off to make it pigmented – I did so and the pigmentation improved! But I still decluttered that highlighter as well. The ELF bronzer kit is the only one I retained from all their kits.

  6. Andrea

    September 20, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    I haven’t bought any elf products in so long. This contour palette looks amazing!!


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      September 21, 2018 at 7:29 am

      ELF definitely has some hidden gems!

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