One of my favourite things about makeup has to be the way it can completely and totally transform your look, with a few strokes of a brush and a bit of product I love how I can turn myself from a zombie from the Walking Dead into a sun kissed goddess in a matter of minutes. Both of these extremes and totally not true I know, but you get the idea! The point I am making is that makeup is just generally amazing. One of my favourite trends with makeup and has been since Kim K popped on the scene has been the art of contouring. For the longest of time I've tried, tested and have perfected what is my everyday contour look and I am literally obsessed with buying and tying out new products that help me get those cheekbones!
For a little while now I have been wanting to get my hands on the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour palette which I always seen frequently used by Shaaanxo on YouTube. Shannon's makeup is always on point and she has to be my favourite beauty babe. As it's a product she swears by it's a no brainer that I need it in my need to have it in my makeup collection. Having not quite gotten around to purchase this must have palette for contour, there has been a little makeup void in my life. So you can only imagine my excitement when one of my favourite makeup brands, Makeup Revolution released their Ultra Contour Kit! Hurray! Dupe Alert!
From the minute I set eyes on this palette, it was literally love at first sight. You only have to look at the kit to see its beauty and its range of powders that can create the most perfect contour and highlight. The kit contains 8 powders, 5 of them which have a perfect matte finish, one a satin and the other two are baked which remind me of the Mac Mineralise Skin Finishes.
Having experimented with this palette for the last two weeks I can honestly report back that it is as good as it looks and I've been reaching for it daily. For me this kit really has no limits and I can find a use for pretty much every shade within the kit. I've found my favourites for defining my cheekbones (the bottom left) and I love mixing the shades a little to create different colour combinations. My choice in highlight depends on what makeup look I'm going for that day, but the baked bronzed highlight on the bottom right of the palette leaves the most incredible sun kissed finish.
As well as contouring and highlighting this palette can also be put to other uses. I've tried using some of the shades as eyeshadows and used some of the lighter highlight shades to set the concealer under my eyes for a much more flawless finish. One thing that amazes me is the quality of each powder. They are all finely milled and blend beautifully, which is just what you need for contouring.
Obsessed is the one word that comes to mind with this contour kit, I honestly can't get enough of it. For £8.00 I think its excellent value for money. I can't recommend it enough. I would love to know what your thoughts are on this, are you planning on picking one up?
Lots of Love