I love everything Anastasia, but this is my favourite product. I've watched all the makeup tutorials on Youtube and used all the suggested products there are for contouring, but for some reason or another they did not last or when they went on patchy. So when I saw everyone raving about this I was excited, but not hopeful. But as soon as I put it on my face I fell in love. It is so pigmented, the colour is rich, it doesn't have an orange undertone some products have, and it just worked for me. Friends and family have asked if I've lost weight, because my face looks so much slimmer - little do they know. This product is worth every dollar.
This palette is so beautifully designed especially for the price. The 3 contour shades are the most pigmented things I have seen in my life and are AMAZING!! Unfortunately I am not impressed with the 3 highlight shades. They barely show! But this product still deserves 5 lippies for these beautiful contour shades.
I love the idea of having this contour palette. Six colours easily accessible in one palette. The pigmentation is pretty good. The contour colours aren't muddy which is another plus. The banana powder however isn't my fave! I prefer to use Ben Nye's because I find it more pigmented, less ashy on darker complexions and Anastasia's Banana powder creases under my eyes. The Sand colour is very pretty but pretty much identical to Mac's Soft and Gentle MSF... I recommend this because it is good and the price is great for 6 colours in a cute highlight and contour palette!
This palette is amazing, it makes contouring fast and simple with natural results. The colors are nicely pigmented and match a wide range of colors.
i actually do like this palette. i wish it had a little more pigmentation but overall i like it
BEST contouring palette ever, for beginners it's perfect and even for professionals. Perfect colors, perfect pigments. Love love love it
I LOVE THIS PALETTE!
I'm pretty new to contouring, and I was looking to purchase a complete palette that had the basics. This was the palette I had been eyeing since they released it, I would read about it, watch reviews etc and one day decided to bite the bullet and just bought it-and I'm so glad I did! This is honestly such a wonderful palette.
This palette comes with 3 highlighting shades, and 3 contouring-for highlighting: sand, banana, and vanilla, and the contour: java, fawn and havana. Every single one is matte except sand.
for highlighting my favorite is banana and sand which has a little shimmer. For contouring I like to mix fawn-which to me is a little greyish, and java :)
Honestly, this is such a steal! the powders are sooo silky and easy to blend and I love the shades-I feel like this is a universal palette with shades for everyone!
I would def recommend this- for $40 its such a good deal, especially for those who are new to contouring or even makeup artists.
I'm a big fan of Anastasia's brow products, they are well formulated, long wearing and non- irritating. So, when she announced she was releasing a contour kit naturally I got excited. On the initial release I held off from buying it, but after it sold out I jumped on buying when it was restocked.
Mine arrived very quickly and arrived with the insert showing how to contour. These are my initial feelings upon receiving the kit and my first use. I'll update my review if i encounter any adverse reactions.
First of all the packaging is carton. Not hard plastic like the Mac palettes. So I took off 2 lippies. The actual pans are 3 grams each, so a little bigger than the Mufe individual shadows for size reference which are about 2.6 grams. The pans are refillable. I tried putting them in my Mac z-palette. However, I think the magnets were purposely put in so that they wouldn't hold in any other palette. That remains to be seen as other people attempt it and write about it.
Previous to this I have been using Espresso eyeshadow and Blunt blush from Mac to contour, both applied VERY lightly can achieve very nice results depending on your skin color. The contour colors are fine milled, not heavily pigmented, but can be intensified. I think that is a plus if you are just learning to contour. They are easy to blend as well. I used the darkest for my cheekbones and jaw line, the medium for my nose and the lightest for my eyes. Love them all.
Next, the highlighting colors. Previous to this I've only used a light shade of concealor with Ben Nye's banana powder to highlight my nose, chin, cupids bow and forehead. The matte highlighting color (vanilla) is just a beautifully balanced shade. Not stark or chalky. It looked beautiful in daylight. The yellow banana is just a tad chalkier than Ben Nye' s but not too bad. Now the shimmery Sand is just gorgeous. I put in on the top of my cheekbones and as an allover sweep of shadow on my whole lid. I love this color.
I believe this palette is a great buy. All the colors have a really nice texture, good pigmentation, well formulated. I can do my whole face with the palette for a nice neutral daytime look. That also makes it great for travel. I'll update with my thoughts on how long wearing the colors are or if I experience irritation or breakouts. I doubt I will since the shades can be worn on the eyes without irritation.