Remember that crazy contouring phaze? Yes, Kim Kardasian most definitely started it off. Everyone became obsessed with harsh contouring and numerous blogs and YouTube videos tried copying this look.
Amongst all this, one of the contour kits that really stood out was this one – the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. I debated for a few weeks as to whether this was worth the money or not. Then of course, I eventually gave in.
Introducing to you the beautiful contour palette in Light to Medium:
Consisting of 6 wonderful shades: 3 for contouring (bottom row) and 3 for highlighting (top row).
Top Row, Left to Right:
- Vanilla: A very pale shade with pink undertones – great for people with very fair skin.
- Banana: This shade is a famous one in this palette! A pale yellow shade used mostly to highlight the under eye area. Although this is good, I have to admit that I have not replaced my MAC MSF powder in light.
- Sand: Another light shade however one with warm, peachy tones in it. This is better suited for people with yellow or warmer skin tones.
Bottom Row, Left to Right:
- Java: A brown shade that’s got cool undertones to it, which makes it great for sculpting if you’ve got darker skin.
- Fawn: Another shade that’s great for sculpting the cheek bones. It’s a perfect balance of brown and taupe that gives a very natural shadow and definition. As it’s not too intense of a shade, it’s more suitable for those with paler skin tones.
- Havana: A very warm toned brown that’s great for bronzing and gently warming up the skin.
The shades are all super smooth, buttery and pigmented. They blend like a dream and leave such a natural finish to the skin. It may not be the cheapest of palettes but I’m glad I got it.
That being said, I do believe that you can easily achieve the same looks with separate products that are much cheaper, however definitely worth trying out if you want to find everything in one palette.
Have you tried this? What do you think – is it overrated or worth trying?