Last year ABH released Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit at first it was just sold on her website and later she released it at Ulta and Sephora. And let me let you they were pretty much always sold out, Since everyone and their Momma wanted the Contour Kit.
In the last couple of years contouring and highlighting have become the “It” thing in the beauty world. I know alot of people would say Kim K started the whole thing, but we can say she made it popular. Contouring and highlighting has been around for a while. Drag queens have been contouring and highlighting for years now and I would say drag queens actually started it all
I was lucky enough to receive this as a Christmas gift as I also wanted to jump on the contour and highlighting train 🙂 I did not want to be left behind. Testing of this palette has taken place for a about 2 months now, and I can say if you are a pro at contouring and highlighting I can see why you love this kit.
If you are not an expert like me this is a great kit to start out with and practice.
Trust me when I first applied “Fawn” along my cheek bones, I applied it so awful, it looked all muddy. You could tell that I did not blend it correctly at all. I watched more Youtube videos where girls were using this kit.
I have had no issues with the highlight shades, as I usually just use the “Banana” shade in the kit. To highlight and set my under eye concealer.
I have not used “Sand” , that is pretty much the only shade I have not used when applying my makeup. And it is probably the only shade I could have done without.
The 6 powders are so pigmented, buttery to me, they do not apply patchy, they can be a little powdery. They are in my opinion just really good quality powders.
The Light to Medium Kit Comes With:
Vanilla – matte highlighter
Banana- matte highlighter
Sand- satin highlighter
Java – matte contour
Fawn- matte contour
Havana – matte contour
There are 3 kits that already come with pans ranging from: Light to medium (which I own), medium to tan and tan to deep
If these shades in this kit do not appeal to you, you can go on the ABH website and basically choose your own highlight and contour pans
What is Highlighting and Contouring?
Highlighting and contouring is when you sculpt and define your features. For example if you have a round face,you can create light and dark areas to sculpt and define your bone structure to manipulate it the you want it.
Highlighters brighten the high points of the face and Contours create a depth in natural shadow of the face.
If you hit pan on your shades, you can buy individual pans on ABH for $14.00 per pan on the ABH website.
Since this palette has released I feel like some many other brands have jumped on the highlight and contour wagon. I know NYX released one. Kat Von D also released on which I secretly want to purchase.
Anastasia Beverly Hills will be releasing a Contour Cream serious later this month. Yet another thing on this every growing wishlist of mine.
Are you in to highlighting and contouring? what are some of your favourite kits?