Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NYX Contour + Highlight Palette: Review + Swatches!

NYX Contour + Highlight palette!

I was beyond excited when Nyx came out with this palette. You can buy this at Ulta for $24.99. Ulta also came out with their own and if you’d like a review and comparison of that one, let me know! It comes with 8 powders. 2 Highlight shades, 2 under eye brightener shades, and 4 contour powders. The pans are also refillable and they can be purchased on nyxcosmetics.com for $5.00. I also own the Anastasia contour palette which comes with six powders for $40. 1 highlighter, 2 under eye brighteners, and 3 contour shades. Just comparing the prices and amount of range they have, NYX seems to be  the winner so far. 

The one thing I truly despise is the packaging. It is very cheap. If you shake it, you can hear the pans rattling around. I also found out they pop out easily. The Anastasia packaging is better because the pans pop in an out and are magnetic which comes in hand for traveling... The Nyx one you have to carry around a big bulky palette

The two highlight colors come in a white shimmer and almost like a vanilla. To be honest I’m not a fan of these so it is not something I would reach for everyday but they are highly pigmented so a little does go a long way.. The under eye brighteners includes a banana shade and a vanilla shade.. I personally like them but they aren’t has brightening as the ones in the Anastasia kit. For $24.99 they work great. I actually prefer this banana shade when I bake under my contour. It works excellent for that. Now for the four contour shades I’ve noticed they have a sheen. They’re not sparkly but they are definitely not matte. It doesn’t bother me but it may bother some people so keep that in mind. There is warmer shades that in my opinion are more bronzers and 2 actual contour shades. I do not like the bronzers, they just do not look good on my skin tone. But the lighter contour shade is perfect for me. The other one will work better for deeper skin tones.. I actually prefer this contour shade over my favorite one from the Anastasia kit which is fawn.

Shade names
First row (left to right)
Ice Queen
Soft Light

Without flash

With flash

So what’s the verdict? The nyx palette is worth the palette if you do not already own the Anastasia one. I love how nyx made it inexpensive but It does show in the quality.


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