One of the reasons why I love makeup is because it’s basically a quick magic trick when used the right way (we have all seen magic tricks go real bad). Contouring and highlighting is amazing because it can give your face a different shape by sharpening and/or popping out different areas of your face like your cheekbones and nose. Sine I use contouring and highlighting not only on myself, but for models and talent on shoots, I was excited to see that Anastasia Beverly Hills has a contouring kit that is great to bring on set, or use at home for personal use.
About From the Company: Sculpt and define your features with 6 powders designed to contour and highlight. Palette includes removable powders that expertly emphasize your eyes, cheekbones, nose, and jawline. Refill pans for Contour Kit will be available soon at www.anastasia.net.
Ingredients: NET WT. 3.0 g / 0.11 Oz. EACH/CHAQUE
JAVA, VANILLA, FAWN, HAVANA, BANANA INGREDIENTS: TALC, MICA, SILICA, BORON NITRIDE, NYLON-12, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) <13791>
SAND INGREDIENTS: MICA, TALC, SILICA, BORON NITRIDE, NYLON-12, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, DIMETHICONE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), <13791R1>
Top from left to right (no color names): far left feel pretty powdery, middle is a little more creamy in texture, and far right is definitely my highlighter of choice.
Bottom row, left to right (no color names): Left was the darkest and very smooth, middle was smooth with a slight yellow undertone, far right had a red undertone and was also smooth in texture.
How to Use
Thoughts. Opinions. Rating
First off…oh.my.gosh…will my tired eyes ever go away? Anyways, a few months back I did a blog post series about how to contour and highlight; having the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette would make it 1,000 times more easy. I love when anything is in just one place and I don’t have to use 200 different palettes to get the look I want. I really like the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit for that very reason, it’s compact, has 6 different shades and the colors are suitable for most skin tones. I say most because I think that someone with white, super pale skin may have a problem with the darker shades being too dark, and for much darker skin tones…this could really be far to light. I have more of a medium skin tone (although currently as white as the Twighlight Vampires), so it was great for me.
Rating: I am in love with you. (5 points)
Shopping: Go check this palette out on Anastasia.net! (currently out of stock)
I love products and palettes where everything is in one place, haha. Makes it easy to travel with too!
Seems like a great kit and I think I am adding this one in my beauty wishlist 😛
Obsessed with this palette. Thank you for doing a review. It is so handy since all the shades are there. Now if it will be in stock!!
I cannot wait until this comes back into stock! You look gorgeous, girl!
I don’t wear makeup at all, but that looks like a really nice set.
I love this contour kit!
Wow! You look totally different afterwards…I’m amazed at how much of a difference contouring makes!
Danielle at Framed Frosting
You make me want it!
You look fantastic! I love this contour kit! 🙂
Such a fabulous kit!
You look beautiful! I love the tutorial!
With your cheekbones, you hardly need to contour! 😛
Looks great! You are just too gorgeous!
OH I definitely want to try this out!
I love the look of this palette. The colours are great and having everything in one place is very helpful.
This looks great on you! You look amazing.
I, too, am a fan of palettes that have everything in one place. Every time I’ve tried contouring it hasn’t turned out well for me… but I keep trying! I bought some more makeup remover, so I’m good to go. lol
I really want to pick this up ! Her line is amazing
Great tutorial for a good product! I am considering buying this palette.
I’ve never tried anything from Anastasia but I definitely want to!
Ugh… I really need to learn to do this. No matter how much weight I loose, my face always looks round and puffy. I think figuring out contouring could help. I need to find some good video tutorials.
I have yet to try anything like this! Absolutely stunning!
I didn’t know they made this, need to try it!
Aaah! I’ve seen this all over Instagram and totally want it!
I’ve seen this reviewed by others and it looks amazing. My cheeks are to round for contouring though, it look like I just swiped dirt on my cheek lol.
Have you tried a little bit of concealer under your eyes? Just a tad? That always helps with the long nights of studying at school. Also, Love those shades! You’re so good at contouring!
I love the way contouring looks… but I gotta admit I find it intimidating!
I love how much depth and glow you added to your face with this palette. I have heard great things about Anastasia brow products but am really wanting to try this out now as well!