Friday, July 17, 2015
NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette
Sometimes makeup is like a spell from our fairy godmother, it elevates and transforms us to something extra special. Whether its the really good concealer for our acne and under eye circles or that bronzer than gives us the vacationed on the beach glow, makeup paints our faces in whatever light we choose. One of the most well known ways to transform our face is to reshape it with some contouring and highlighting, and makeup companies have met that demand by producing all in one palettes. Most of the ones out on the market right now are pretty expensive, from $40 to $50 on average, so when NYX released their own palette my wallet let out a cheer.
The NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette features 8 different highlighting, correcting, and contouring powders for the wonderful price of $24.99. Now I never pay full price for anything so I waited till a sale and used a coupon so I only paid like $12 for mine, which is an amazing price for a palette this size. There are 4 bronzer colors, two highlighters, one yellow powder for under eye circles, and a matte nude color to either highlight with or set your makeup with. There is a great selection of colors and finishes, which is something I appreciate. One of the bronzers has some shimmer to it, the others are a matte finish. One of the highlighters is a champagne shade (my favorite), while the other one is more of that traditional silvery beige highlighter.
Because these are powders they are a little bit easier for a contouring newbie (like me) to use, since you can blend the crude out of them if you get a little to heavy handed with your brush. They are a bit powdery, but if you are gentle with your brush it isn't to bad. They all blend fairly well, though some took a little bit longer than others to make look good. And the pans actually pop out, so you can refill your palette as you finish certain colors up or create a custom palette with the shades available that aren't in the palette (these are available here).
I am really enjoying this palette and I've been using it almost every day since I bought it. I'm so glad my favorite high quality but low priced brand finally put out a highlight and contour palette, it really does make it ten times easier to contour your face when you have all the correct tools to do it with. If you want to get one for yourself NYX is sold online, at Ulta, and Target.