Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit

Swatches & Palette Review

Finally, I got my hands on the super popular Anastasia Beverly Hills 
Cream Contour Kit, in the new shade FAIR
I have the powder contour kit & use it a lot, so I was super excited to try 
out this cream kit, especially when they released the Fair kit!
I know Anastasia makes high quality products & this palette is no exception 

Contains 3 highlighting & 3 contouring shades,
To sculpt, define & enhance your natural features
Price $40 USD for 6x 4.5g 
Available on anastasiabeverlyhills.com

First thing I noticed when ordering was the classy new packaging
Thick black plastic case with a clear lid & removable magnetic pans.
Very sleek & looks nice on your vanity.
One thing we look for in a great contour, cream or powder, is of course the shade
Is it too ashy? Is it too warm toned? Does it have shimmer?
These shades are spot on! (swatches below)
My skin tone is NC15 - 20 (mac) & the contour shades are perfect! 
Also the highlighting shades work really nicely, but I'd like to point out they do
not work like concealers & they aren't meant to, where you place the product is where you
want to brighten the skin & highlight, not conceal & cover..
Super pigmented shades & a nice consistency - not too creamy
I apply the shades, using a paddle foundation brush, exactly where I want shade & light 
then blend out using a damp beauty blender.
If you have dryer skin & find the product a little hard to blend out, I've heard a few people
say they mix a drop of beauty oil (e.g Argan/Jojoba Oil, Tarte Marajuca Oil) to make it
 creamier & help with blending.


Soft Light - Cool toned Highlight, Satin Matte Finish

Lustre - Icy Pearl Sheer Highlight, Shimmer Finish

Fair - Warm toned Highlight, Satin Finish

Fawn - Cool toned Brown Contour, Satin Matte Finish

Shadow - Neutral mid-tone Brown Contour, Satin Finish

Mink - Neutral/Cool deep Brown Contour, Satin Finish

You might be wondering what I mean by the Satin Matte finish with some of
these shades, in my opinion they set slightly more matte with less radiance to them, which may be
another reason people add beauty oil to give a more dewy finish? But don't these shades just look delicious to contour with!? I had to smother them all over my face when they arrived! I was surprisingly impressed with "Lustre" the illuminating cream, it gives a very intense yet very natural glow to the skin. That is what I like about this palette, it gives the most natural looking contour & highlight, you wouldn't know you were wearing makeup! But if you're wanting sharp, more defined cheekbones I recommend going in with a powder contour instead, or as well for a contour that lasts all day/night long!

For $40usd I totally think this palette is worth it
You're getting 6x quality cream contour/highlight shades in one kit!
That's about $6.60 per pan, not bad at all! Plus I heard Claudia (Norvina) mention they will be bringing out refillable pans for these kits! So if you use one particular colour a lot, you don't
have to buy another kit to replace that shade once used. Or you can pop them all in a 
Z palette for convenience & travel.

Remember if it doesn't work or blend as easily for you, try using a damp 
beauty blender or adding some beauty oil to each pan before applying!

LucyLoves! xx

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