Ever since I heard about Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kits, I was eager to give them a bash. However, the price always put me off. Up until recently, I only used drug store make up so splashing out £39 on each palette seemed a little steep to me.
After reading reviews and friends telling me how much they liked them, I decided to bite the bullet and jump on the Anastasia bandwagon.
If like me, you would like to give these a go, you can find these on Cult Beauty.
Contour Cream Kit
One of the main reasons I decided I needed to try this is because it a cream contour. At the time, there weren’t any drugstore dupes of this and I wanted to see if it would work better than your average powder contour.
I purchased the Fair palette which is the lightest and it is perfect for my skin tone. The six colours cover all your contour/highlight needs.
For applying this product, I start by using Soft Light or Fair to brighten and get rid of any darkness under my eyes and also down the bridge of my nose. Then with either Fawn or Shadow, I sweep down my nose, along my forehead, cheekbones and jawline using my finger then use the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge to blend this in. Once my make up is complete, I will use Lustre to highlight.
I find that each colour is very pigmented and easy to blend. Also, because of the cream formula you end up with a dewy finish which isn’t normally the case with contouring.
As you’ve maybe noticed, I didn’t mention Mink. This is because right now this colour is a little too dark for my skin. However, I’m hoping that with Summer round the corner, I’ll be able to get some use out of it soon.
Overall, If you are pale skinned like I am, I’d highly recommend this kit. It stays put and helps make you look flawless both real life and in photos.
Contour Kit Light to Medium
While I was making my Cult Beauty order, I came across their powder contour kit and decided to treat myself further.
Again, I went for the lightest kit and they are perfect for my skin tone. I tend to keep this palette for special occasions and will use it to maximise the colour of my cream contour.
Just like the cream contour, it is very pigmented and easy to apply . What I like most is that it doesn’t leave you with a fake, orangey looking contour like some drugstore products tend to do. The yellow shade is another pro to this palette. I use this under my eyes to minimise those unwanted dark circles. The highlight gives a lovely glow without being too in your face so it’s good for everyday use.
So, if you are looking to treat yourself to a more luxury contour kit, I would highly recommend trying these out. If I had to choose one over the other, it would be the cream contour kit due to there being less of these in the market and it’s a nice change from your regular contour kit.
Is there anything else you’d like to know about the palettes or if you’ve tried them, how did you find them?