For Christmas, I was very excited when I opened the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit and I gave a little squeal of joy! It’s a very hyped up beauty product within the blogging and YouTube world and the only other product I’ve tried from the brand is the Dip Brow Promade which I absolutely love, so I was so excited to give it a try as I was already expecting good things, and I wasn’t disappointed either. I thought I’d give you a bit of a run down on a detailed review of my personal thoughts and opinions on the very much loved contour kit.
Lets talk packaging.. I really wish the actual packaging was stronger instead of cardboard because it does look like it could fall apart easily. This product isn’t exactly cheap, it’s £39 which is a lot for a contour kit so you would expect something a bit more luxurious. I was also surprised there was no mirror because the packaging is big enough for one, and it would be ideal if there was a mirror for applying on the go and travelling. I also hate how all the powders merge into one – I thought I’d include a photo of the before and after showing you what it usually look like before I get it a little wipe over..
|Before and after.|
The actual product itself is amazing and very quickly become an essential. I can put behind the packaging faults because the product itself is what I really love. The palette I own is light/medium which is perfect for my skin tone. In the range there is also medium/dark and dark/very dark which is good because there’s one for everyone no matter what your skin tone is.
You get six shades all of which are very pigmented and long lasting on the skin. I apply my makeup about 7 in the morning, and by the time I get home it’s still pretty much the same. I like to apply them using my Real Technique Contour Brush, and I find that works best for me. I’m a huge fan of contouring my skin, and I love making my cheekbones, nose, jawline and around my face look more defined.
To contour I mainly use Fawn, and sometimes Havana too. I find Fawn works the best on my skin because it’s the perfect shade to contour with. Java is a bit too orange for me, and I can’t always seem to make it work. Under my eyes to set my concealer I like to use Banana. It’s a yellow toned shade which makes it good for hiding under eye circles, especially on top of a good concealer. There’s shades for an everyday look, or perhaps if you were going for a more dramatic contour look which makes it a very versatile product day or night.
I also think it’s an absolute genius that ABH are doing refills for each individual shade for £14 each if you ever run out, or perhaps you only want to try one or two out. Genius!
Overall, I absolutely love my contour kit and personally I think it’s well worth the money. It’s quickly become an everyday essential and I can’t imagine myself without using it in my everyday makeup routine. Every single shade is pretty much wearable, and it helps me create the Kim K look.. well almost!