Amazing palette!! The blushes are actually really pigmented; I actually like them better than some of my MAC blushes. I find the contour color to be perfect (and I'm pretty fair-skinned...NC25). I just use a light hand, building it up gradually, and make sure to blend. It seriously looks perfect on me, even with my pale skin! The white highlight is matte, which is great if you want to use it to highlight your nose as well (which I do). It took me awhile to figure out what to do with the other 2 peachy colors, but I've started using them to set my foundation/concealer and they work pretty well for that. This palette is a definite must have for medium to tan skin tones, but I really think it works well for fair skin too, as long as you're not piling on the colors.
Love it. I love the blushes and the contour/highlight colors. I find I use this more in the winter than in the summer. Not sure why.
The contour color is a warm matte red-toned brown that is super pigmented. It takes a light hand and a bit of practice. I find Benefit's Hoola much easier to work with and blend into my skin. Hoola's also more versitile overall.
The highlight colors are a bit chalky, but they work well on my oily skin.
What sets this apart for me are the blushes. I really like them. And the pans are HUGE, so there's a ton or product for not much $$.
I bought it off ebay, and accidently got sent two, so my price was DiRT cheap.
I'm a NC-25/30 and the blushes work so well with my skin I now use them as my daily blush. I prefer a more pigmented rosy cheek and this is perfect.
The bronzer is a bit too dark but I still use it along side the hilighting white colour which is just fine.
The light/translucent face powder is pretty useless.
Sounds great if it wasn't so chalky and lasted for more than an hour.
i really like everything in this palette except the contour colour. i am very pale and i find the contour colour to be too much on the red side to work as a contour. it always turns out looking like a bad blush. i do like the blush colours, i find they look good on most skin tones. the consistency is very fine, almost like talcum powder and they are very buildable. this is great for beginners.
I think this is a great palette for people just starting out with makeup. You get really nice matte colors, and really simple pink blushes. Instead of blowing $20 on individule contour powders, highlight powders, blushes, etc., you get it all in one for $20! The contour shade is great and I like putting the highlight powder overtop of my Photo Op.
I love this palette, all of the colors work well with my NC20 skin tone. They are all so easy to blend together in the palette and onto my skin. The powder doesn't make your skin looking dry, as long as you moisturize your skin first. I think the yellow/tan-ish powder works so well for me just as a setting powder. It makes my skin look so good. Use a light hand on the bronzer if you're fair skinned because it is easy to overdo it. This palette is very nice, and I would repurchase.
For the breakdown:
White: It worked just like a transparent oil control powder. I would usually mix it with the peach and pink shade to highlight my skin.
Light Pink: This powder was great to use a highlighter for the cheeks and t-zone.
Peach: I liked using it to even out my foundation, more specifically for my cheeks.
Brown (Contour Color): A highly pigmented contouring shade, fit for almost any skin type. Went on very easily, just use a light hand if you have a fair complexion.
Blushes(2): They are both beautiful and works really well. I mix this with the light pink powder to tone down the color.
I bought this product so that I could play around with contouring my face. I have to say that the blushes are pretty decent, and the brown is very good for contouring given that you are very careful with the application (it's very pigmented and not very forgiving), but the white is chalky-looking. I wouldn't have much of a problem with the white's appearance but it also doesn't have very good staying power at all. The brown has good staying power, as does the blush. And the concealers are absolutely useless. Perhaps if they improved the highlighter's staying power and got rid of the concealers this would be better.
I loved the concept of this palette but the countouring color was too dark, the colors were a little chalky and they didn't last long at all. The highlighting white color wasn't very pigmented either. Maybe if I applied over a sticky foundation they would show up better and stay on longer, but I have oily skin and have to use dryer, more matte foundations. This would probably be better for theater makeup. I was dissapointed in this.
ALTHOUGH, I must add, the lighter pink blush in this palette is a BEAUTIFUL color that gives you a flushed look. NC25-30
This palette is great, the highlight colours are beautiful, and the contour shade is awesome. It can be comparible to MAC's Emote contour blush which i still have :) the Two blushes are alright, but nothing to flashy. Would recommend!
I was surprised that this palette wasn't on the review list found under "Coastal Scents." I've had this palette for 6 months now. It's a contour/blush palette which offers 6 huge pans (4 contour colors & 2 blushes). In the beginning, as did all of my C.S. products, I found this to be a good palette for highlighting and contouring. Needless to say, after using it off and on for several months, it is by far the crappiest s**t I've owned (all my makeup from CS is starting to annoy me!). This is very chalky & powdery. Less than a few hours the colors wear off and doesn't provide a lasting effect. The two blushes are pretty much gross because there isn't any color payoff; if using a heavy hand, you'll end up looking like a CLOWN! IMO: All makeup from CS tends to go bad and/or spoil after a few months. Even my 88 shadow palette is crap. I guess I got what I paid for........quantity vs QUALITY!
BTW, I've experimented & played around with it in every way possible -- with dissatisfied results!!!
Would never repurchase again or anything else from CS.