Monday, June 15, 2015

NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette - Review & Swatches

 I have been waiting to get my hands on this palette for a few months now! Ever since I saw MakeupByTiffanyD do a review on this in April, I knew I wanted to pick this up! I don't own any other contour palettes because I haven't heard great things from pale girls. I have extremely pale skin, I needed a palette that had highlight shades that were light enough to show up and contour shades that weren't too dark.

Now I was a little on the fence about buying this palette because a few people had described the colors as chalky. I don't agree with that at all. The color pay off is AMAZING! I wouldn't expect this for a drugstore brand. The quality is very high end and each shade is butter smooth. You do have to tap off the excess on your brush but I do that with any highlight/contour product anyway. You do have to be careful doing your contour...if you're pale don't go overboard on the color!

This palette gives you everything you need as far as highlighting and contour go. I don't use any other product to do my makeup! I don't use every single shade in the palette but when I show you the swatches I'll go through what they can each be used for.
 This palette comes with 4 lighter shades that you can use for highlighting and 4 darker shades that can be used for contouring. These shades don't have names or number so for the purpose of this blog post I have assigned them numbers so you know which ones I am talking about.
 1) This is a very white frosted shade. It is great for highlighting and I like to mix the color with #4

2) This is a matte cream shad. I like to use this for setting concealer that I have used on my face and down the center of my nose.

3) This is a yellow or banana shade, this is great for setting concealer under your eyes

4) This is a peach frosted shade. It is great for highlighting and again I mi this with color #1
Shades 5-8 are all bronze shades. There is a great variety for contouring and bronzing. I like to use a mixture of  5&7. Depending on your coloring and complexion you can create and combine any of these shades to get your perfect contour! 

I highly recommend picking up this palette. It was a little difficult to find, I got mine at London Drugs (I had to order it online because the stores closets to me didn't' have it in stock) the price was $27. 

Let me know in the comments if you've tried this palette and what your thoughts are.

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