Contouring and highlighting is everything we need today to create a beautiful makeup look. No matter how perfect is the eye makeup or how beautiful is the lipstick shade, the makeup always looks incomplete without a touch of bronzer and a pinch of highlighter on the cheekbones. There are so many contouring products on a beauty market nowadays, but not all of them worth the hype and the price. I`m a big fan of a budget beauty, because most of the times the cheaper makeup options are just as good as the high end products and I sincerely believe that we can look our best without breaking the bank.
The Contour Powder Palette* by Nur Besten comes in a matte black packaging, simple and sleek just as I like it. Each Palette contains 6 multipurpose shades: 2 of the shades are medium and dark contouring shades, 1 is a white highlighter, 1 is a `banana` under eye baking powder and 2 others are light and medium pressed powders and you can use the to simply set foundation. All of the shades from the contour palette are absolutely matte, they have a nice and smooth texture. It is very easy to work with all colours, they blend out beautifully leaving the most natural finish on the skin. Both dark shades from the palette have a nice cool undertone and it makes them perfect for light skin. The pigmentation is quite good as well, but it is not super intense.
I prefer powder contouring over cream contouring at the moment, because cream contour kits can be harder to use for beginners and for those who have light skin complexion like myself. It is always easier to blend out the edges of the powder bronzer and highlighter than to work with a heavy cream textures on your skin. Though if you are an owner of dry skin type, cream contouring may work better for you, because powder have a tendency to emphasize peeling and flaking skin. This Powder Contour Palette by Nur Besten is truly a multipurpose product, because you can use all these shades to contour not only your face, but body as well. I also like to use it for my eye makeup, on a days when I choose a natural look.
Needless to say, this palette is a huge bargain and definitely worth every penny. It is a perfect dupe for such expensive contour palettes as Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powder Kit ($ 40), Smashbox #ShapeMatters Palette ($ 55), Too Faced Cocoa Contour Makeup Palette ($ 40) and Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Kit ($ 45). If you are a makeup junkie or a fan of Kim K. contouring techniques I think you will like this Bargain Contour Palette, by the way it is an amazing holiday gift.
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