Another new product calls for another review. Another new Anastasia Beverly Hills product as well! It’s been a BRILLIANT few weeks for my make up kit. You may have seen my recent blog post on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette Review which you can read here!
So lets start right from the top. This is what it arrived like. Now I live in the UK, so getting ABH products is not the easiest of tasks but I was able to get hold of this little number from Cult Beauty which you get a direct link to. The packaging is so smooth and slick, I wouldn’t expect any less having used their other products.
Out of the sleeve comes the palette with a cute little window so you can see all the product underneath. I purchased this product in Medium as I feel cream contouring is not an everyday look and definitely something I would do on a night out when I am lathered in fake tan.
Here are the names of the colours. The top row consists of two highlight shades and one cream blush/colour corrector and the bottom row has three contour shades. Having now used this palette on two occasion on two different skin types, I have found that I really enjoy a striking contour and my favourite colours to create this are banana to highlight and cinnamon and chocolate to contour. I can see myself using warm coral as a cream blush at some point and the other colours on clients with a deeper skin tone.
Now this is my beautiful friend Evie who let me use her as human guinea pig to test out the palette. We had already finished her eyes using Morphe Brushes eyeshadows from the 35W palette, Inglot gel liner, a light layer of Illamasqua Skin Base foundation and of course, Anastasia’s Dipbrow Pomade. I used banana to highlight and cinnamon to contour. I found this contour colour was quite warm so I then took chocolate and added it in a small line through the centre of the contour below the cheek bone to add a little more depth.
It went on like an absolute dream. I used a small Real Techniques foundation brush and a fluffy angled brush blending brush in different areas. The product was a little stiff to get on to the brush to start but the application on to the face was soft and painless.
Having seen a few other reviews online myself, it was recommended to let the product sit for a short time just to warm up to the skin and be a little more workable when it came to working. Once a few minutes had passed, I took my damp beauty blender and went to town.
I feel like I need not explain as the photo says it all. It was amazing. Blended out with complete ease and gave such a flawless finish to the skin. Evie was certainly happy. We finished off the cream with a translucent mattifying powder from Rimmel and a little blush from Illamasqua.
I did find that the contour colours were a little warm in this palette, so I decided to go over them with Heliopolis from Illamasqua’s sculpt duo to get that cooler tone to these areas.
So there we have it. Before and after of blending out this beautiful product. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a flawless contour. In terms of colours, Medium worked beautifully for a tanned up complexion. I now want to get the Light and Deep palettes to complete the trio!