I’ll admit I am not much of a contour & highlight girl. I’m not saying I have natural “to die for” cheekbones! It’s just one part of my makeup routine that I rarely do. My friend however, has made it a mission to have me contouring & high lightening like a pro. So, after I heard that NYX was to release a contour & highlight kit, I decided I’d proceed with that purchase as it retails for $24.99 US and was easiest for me to purchase.
The palette consists of 8 powder shades. 4 highlight shades and 4 contour shades. The pans are big & provide a lot of product, with each pan weighing in at 0.09 oz, for a total of 2.7 grams.
The shades are interchangeable and replaceable. They can be removed from the palette very easily by popping them out.
The highlight shades have a mix of 2 shimmers and 2 mattes: a pearly pale white, matte nude, matte soft yellow and a pearly pearly soft peach.
The contour shades consist of 4 matte shades: matte soft brown with slight red undertone, matte neutral brown, matte taupe and a matte deep brown.
The back of the box has a great guide on where to highlight & contour.
Overall there is a great selection of shades, all of which have great pigmentation and color payoff. The highlight shades can be a bit powdery but no big deal, just be sure to tap off your brush before applying. It’s a great inexpensive palette for anyone, including beginners like me! I love that the pans are interchangeable, as there are a couple of shades that don’t work for me, but work for my friend, so we are planning on switching a few with each other.
What do you think? Have you tried the palette out?