Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NYX Highlight & Contour Palette Review

Here's a quick little review of the new NYX Highlight & Contour palette, before we share our comparison swatches next to Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit ($40) and the Kat Von D Shade + Light contour palette ($46). This palette kind of one ups the others as it comes with eight shades, compared to the typical six. It includes two highlighting shades which I'm currently obsessing over- a shimmery white and a shimmery peach. It also has the perfect balance of cool and warm brown tones, while the ABH palette gravitates towards warm colors and the KVD palette gravitates towards cool colors. It is just as blendable as the other two, and may even be slightly softer to the touch than ABH. It isn't as velvety smooth as the KVD palette which will forever be my go-to, but it really is the best bang for your buck and I'd even go as far as considering it the holy grail of drugstore contour palettes. Have you tried the NYX highlight and contour palette? What are your thoughts?

Score card:

 This thing is huge and I love it! I feel so professional carrying this giant contour kit around.
 Not applicable.
 It's slightly softer to the touch than Anastasia Beverly Hills contour palette (which feels a little chalky to me), but it does apply a little unevenly. You'll definitely have to blend, blend, blend!
 Bam, pigment is there.
You don't feel these throughout the day. 
 These last all day.
Dupability (Originality)
 I mean, contour palettes are all the rage right now, but this one is pretty unique from the packaging down to the eight shades inside.

Overall Score: 4.5


  1. Yes. I found more taupe colors in the nyx palette over the ABH palett and to get that true contour, you need a taupe. It's amazing how good nyx is and how inexpensive it is. The butter glosses are amazing too. Nothing like it out there. I used to work at MAC for eight years and I never understood why all of their lip glasses were so sticky. I would wear a piece of gratis, like a lip glass and be so annoyed at how sticky my lips were

    1. Thank you for your feedback! I agree, NYX makes amazing products!