Hiii! Today I am reviewing NYX's Highlight and Contour Pro palette. As soon as I saw this palette on Instagram, I HAD to have it asap! I was about to finally give in and buy the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit which is $40, but then I saw this NYX palette for $25 and decided to try it first . This palette had 8 shades which made it an even better deal than the Anastasia one. I have never used a NYX bronzer/contour shade, but I have used their illuminators which I LOVE. My favorite one is Ritualistic, it is a gorgeous light golden highlight. So I had really high hopes for this highlight and contour palette, but unfortunately I was disappointed. These were really powdery and made a mess every time I put my brush in them. That I could live with, but they also do not blend well. I used multiple different brushes to see if maybe my brush was the problem, but I was still left with darker, muddy looking patches on my face. It seriously sucks because there are some great colors in this palette. I do however, like the highlight powders. Even though they are a bit powdery, I will keep using them. I especially like the banana powder to set my under eye concealer. Overall, I sadly would not recommend the NYX highlight and contour pro palette. Even though $25 is much better than $40, $25 is still quite a bit and I would expect better quality. I definitely think in this case, it is worth spending the extra money to get the Anastasia contour kit.
Friday, February 13, 2015
NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette
These are the first 2 highlight shades. The one on the left is a pearly white and the one on the right is a matte nude.
The top is the pearly white and bottom is the matte nude.
These are the 3rd and 4th highlights.
The left one is a matte pale yellow(banana).
The one on the right is a pearly peach shade.
Top is the matte pale yellow and the bottom is the pearly peach shade.
These are the first 2 contour powders.
The one on the left is a matte brown with red undertones. The one on the right is a matte neutral brown.
The top is the brown with red undertones and the bottom is the neutral brown.
These are the last 2 contour powders.
The one on the left is a matte taupe brown. (This is my favorite one.)and the one on the right is a matte deep brown.
Top is the taupe shade and the bottom one is the deep brown.