NYX Contour & Highlight Pro Palette

As someone who has a face as round as a football, I am constantly searching for the the perfect contouring products. I switch between cream and powder products in the search for cheekbones similar to Maleficent 🙂 .

I have been lusting over this NYX palette for a while and now it is finally under my reign 🙂 .This is a versatile palette that can create an abundance of different looks – it has so many options whether you prefer a matte highlight in preference to a sparkle highlight or a really dramatic contour! It contains four highlight powders and four contour powders. All powders in the palette can be purchased in refillable pans which is extremely convenient.

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Highlight powders

Ice Queen – This is a gorgeous pearl white shade. This colour in the inner corner of the eye makes your peepers pop!  It also looks fab above the cupids bow. I find when I highlight my cheekbones with it, it appears ashy because my skin tone is too dark 🙁 .  Pale beauty’s could use this as a cheekbone highlight if you adore that strong, sparkly glow.

Soft Light – This is the perfect nude, that has a satin finish. It’s great for highlighting if you dislike shimmer. The finish provides a nice glow to any area that needs brightening .

Cream – I finally have a yellow powder YAY 🙂 . I cannot explain how much I adore this colour for setting under the eyes. My face definitely looks brighter after I apply this. This is a stunning powder if you are in search for the perfect banana shade.

Nectar – The final highlight shade has a soft shimmer that provides a gorgeous glow to the skin. It’s extremely wearable so you won’t resemble a disco ball. A light coating over the cheekbones and down the bridge of the nose illuminates the skin beautifully.

Contour POWDERS

Tan – This powder has slightly red undertones so it’s perfect for contouring olive skin tones. I adore it for contouring my forehead as it warms my skin and gives me that summer glow. It also doubles up as an eye shadow for a smokey sunset eye.

Toffee – This is a true neutral brown. This would be an amazing bronzer for any skin tone. When I first glanced at this colour I saw shimmer and immediately began panicking, but fortunately the shimmer doesn’t shift to the skin. It just provides a gorgeous subtle sheen minus chunky glitter particles. Phew!

Sculpt – This contour colour had cool undertones. This would be perfect for an everyday contour powder for all skin tones. It blended beautifully into the skin. This colour is a brilliant addition to any makeup kit.

Hollow – This is the darkest brown. I use this colour for contouring my cheekbones when I want to look like I could cut my enemies with my cheekbones 🙂 . It provides an extremely dramatic look on my medium skin tone.

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Every shade is extremely pigmented so being light-handed is essential (unless you are Ru Paul 🙂 ). I like to use duo-fiber brushes because it seems I have hands that are as heavy as lead 🙂 . I mix and match between different shades depending on the look I am creating, and I even use each powder as an eye-shadow.

On the whole, this is a valuable addition to your makeup stash. This palette will strip you of €25.00 so it is a steal for the amount of product you are getting. If you are on the contouring and highlighting train at the moment, this is definitely something to invest in.

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Contour powders – Tan, Toffee, Sculpt, Hollow. Highlight powders – Ice Queen, Soft Light, Cream, Nectar.

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