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NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette

I am a coutour rebel. You can scan through the blog and you'll hardly ever find me trying out the latest contour palette.

I love my blushers and highlighters and of course I religiously swipe a dusting of bronzer daily, to keep the width of my face under control and make me look less moon shaped; but talk about crisp contouring and precise blending and I am out of the room. There are a few reasons for the reluctance to openly indulge in a bit of contouring. Number one, I am not good at it and number 2, I am not good at it. Did I mention I am not good at it? Heck, I can use a ruler in the process and still end up with asymmetrical cheekbones on my face. It's an unresolved issue that has stemmed for me never getting it right in my teens to plain rebelliousness towards the art and acceptance of the natural shape of my face. 

Now that we've got a good idea of my inadequate face sculpting skills, let's talk about the palette shall we? It has 8 shades in total, 4 contour and 4 highlight-ey colours and the perky brand has done a swell job at making the meticulous process much easier. You won't have to go hunting around town for 'cool toned' contour shades and look like an idiot explaining to 18-year-old sales assistants that you cannot have shimmer in the hollows of your cheeks. NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette ONLY features cool-toned shades that will mimic the natural shadows of your face. The shades vary in colour from a deep coffee brown to a more tawny, caramel brown allowing you to up the intensity of the contour based on your mood. For everyday wear, I quickly grab a large fluffy brush and with a quick swipe to achieve subtle dimension and a hint of colour. If I am off to a fancy afternoon tea or have half a day available to prep for a wedding, I would dig out my Zoeva 109 Face Paint Brush and start sketching until perfection. 

The formulas are so easy to blend, almost satin-ey in texture and hardly require much skill on your part. Because they aren't very matte or chalky, there's no cakey finish or tell tale signs of faux cheekbones. You may notice I am not singing praises for the highlighter row in the palette. Although they are smooth and subtle, they are definitely not the star of the palette. 

You can get this beaut from ASOS.com for £18. 




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Sheefa. 29. London. Spamming the web with ramblings on hair, eye shadow, skincare & cosmetic hoarding in general since 2008. Grab a cuppa and kick back!
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