23.2.18

Beauty | The Most Compact Contour Kit


I have been testing out this very convenient contour kit from Urban Decay for a while now. Although, I like the fact that this kit has both powder and cream with seemingly everything you will ever need for that perfectly contoured look. Unfortunately, I think that this Medium Dark palette is too dark for me and Light Medium palette is also too light. So I haven't been reaching for this kit very often as I'd need a lot of time to blend everything in. Urban Decay recommends blending shades from both palettes for someone in the mid-range shade like me...but who's going buy both versions?


The cream side has 5 pans (2 for contour, 2 for colour correcting and one for highlighting). I found that the darkest colour shade is too dark for my NC25 skin tone. Whenever, I use it I just look slightly bit muddy and dirty. I am also not a fan of the rest of the cream shades in this palette, as I don't normally colour correct and I don't find the highlighting shade to be blinding enough for my taste. I don't really find myself reaching for any of the pans on this side. 


The powder side comes with 4 pans (3 for contouring and one for highlighting). I find that the darkest contour shade is too dark for me but the lighter one is sometimes usable for me. However, I find that the contour powders are slightly bit too powdery and give too much kick back when I swirl my brush in it. This is something that I don't like because the mess stresses me out. One thing that I really like about this palette is the highlighter shade. It is a gorgeous pink toned highlighter with a golden shift which is very wearable for everyday. 

Would I recommend this palette?: Probably not, if you are an in between shade like me but I really enjoy the packaging concept of this as it's very travel-friendly with double sided mirrors. I am mainly keeping it because I love the highlighter shade. 

Have you tried this kit? What do you think?

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6 comments:

  1. This palette looks gorgeous! I've never been too good at applying cream contour or highlight, so think this palette may be wasted on me, lovely post xx

    Jasmine | http://jasminelaurenfancy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It really is gorgeous but the colours are just a bit off. They aren't too bad to blend with a beautyblender either. xx

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  2. I have this palette too in Light/Medium and I feel like they should have done three palettes - Light, Medium and Deep as the shades in the Light/Medium are nearly all too dark for me but like you I love the convenience of having everything in an all-in-one palette xxx

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    1. I know right. It's impossible to cater to everyone in these selection of shades. Especially because their products are quite pigmented as well xxx

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  3. Like Gemma says, this should have been done in 3 separate shades for it to work for everyone xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. So true! Since they have such a lovely concept for their packaging. xx

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