All week I've been meaning to film some videos and do some makeup looks for you all but I've had such a horrible headache since Monday. So I haven't felt like adventuring much outside of my bed the past few days. Ugh, sorry for the little rant, next week my blog will be more exciting, I promise!
Today I'm going to be reviewing the Elf Contour Palette. If you watched my recent YouTube video on a back to school makeup look that was fast, easy, and affordable then you probably saw me using this palette!
I did have to order this online, and I haven't seen it in stores. But it's so worth placing an order because it's only $6!!
In this palette you get a highlight shade, a banana shade that's usually used for setting under eye concealer, and bronzer shade for warming up and adding color to your face, and a bronzer for contouring.
Here are the swatches of all four shades.
-The first one is he highlight shade, which looks pretty white in this picture because for some reason I satched it really heavily, but blended out it gives a nice champagne golden highlight.
-The second one is the banana shade. I did use this a few times to set my concealer and it worked well.
-The third shade is the bronzer for warming up your face. It gives some nice color and I like to use this if I have self tanned.
-The last one is the contour shade. It's cool toned so it doesn't look orange on the skin.
The cool thing about these palettes is that the shades pop out so you can interchange the colors. You can customize your palette and add in the blushes or any shades from the bronzer palette! I did show a clip of this in my video as well.
-This is such a great palette for the price. I was surprised that I liked this because I haven't been too impressed with any other Bronzers by Elf that I have tried before.
-The shades are all pigmented, and the highlight shade is a good dupe for the Nars Albatross highlighter.
-The packaging is nice and sleek so it's great for travel, especially if you customize the palette with some blushes.
-I haven't tried any of the highend contour palettes that are popular right now so I don't have anything to compare it to, but like I said for $6 you can't go wrong!
-There are definitely better Bronzers out there that I liked better than these ones, but I'm still very happy with this palette for how cheap it was!
Have you tried out this Elf Contour Palette? If so, leave your thoughts on it in the comments!
I'm really glad that you did a review on these, I'm not sure if I can find this in stores, I've seen the blusher palette but don't recall seeing this. Will need to check it the next time I walk past e.l.f aisle. I like that the highlighter is a Nars dupe...I'm too tight arse to be splurging on the real Nars. :-PReplyDelete
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Oh gosh Nars is my favorite and its so worth the splurge if you even decide you not be a tight arse LOL!! Just kidding ;)Delete
And I haven't seen them in store either but they do give you free shipping the first time you place an order online, which was a seller for me because I hate paying for shipping lol!!
$6 is such a great price for so many shades. I haven't seen this one in a store. I'm glad it's at least decent. I'm not sure these would be my favorite colors either. Contour colors are so difficult to get just right.ReplyDelete
I totally agree! It took me forever to find the right shades or Bronzers I wear. But you can't beat $6 haha!Delete
I love that the contour shade is cool toned! I need it just for that reason! It is so hard to find things that don't make me look orange!ReplyDelete
A lot of Bronzers look orange on me too, especially drugstore ones! This one is suepr great for the price!Delete
I don't own any ELF products, but $6.00 is a great price for this palette! The colors look so pigmented! I hope you feel better soon!ReplyDelete
I've been curious about a lot of Elfs products lately! They seem to be stepping up their game! And thank you!Delete
i have skipped this bc i assumed it was the same quality as the other bronzers. glad to know it's better. hope you're feeling better soon!ReplyDelete
Thanks Elle! It is better, but there are still way better ones out there!Delete
the perfect palette me thinks, such gorgeous neutral shades :) hope your feeling better soon x xReplyDelete
Aww thank you! And yes it's a great palette for how cheap it is!Delete
I found the blush quad at CVS and really like it! I was looking for this one after hearing you mention it, now I really want it! lol Great review Ashley!ReplyDelete
I think if you like the blush palette then you'd like this one too! I had to order it online but it's worth it!! Thanks Tanya, I hope you can try this out!Delete
I hope your headache/migraine gets better Ashley! Those are the worse. I didn't even know ELF had a contour palette! That is so cool and even cooler that you can customize (switch out the shades) it. The colors from the swatches look great Ashley.ReplyDelete
Thank you Kim! I Agree! It's awesome you can change out the shades and make a custome palette!Delete
Thanks for reviewing this because it confince me more to get this, I just have to wait for it to be available here! I plan to get this along with the blush palette so I can combine two of them for traveling :)ReplyDelete
I think you'd really like this palette, and the blush one! I had to find this one online, but they do offer free shipping for the first time you order!Delete
This seems so great! I have yet to purchase a high end contouring palette myself so this one seems great for the price, and it's one of the few that has shades I think could actually go with my skin tone haha :) So many high end ones seem geared towards medium skin tones.ReplyDelete
I totally agree with you! A lot of shades for medium skin tones look really orange on me. I didn't want to invest in a highend one because I wasn't sure how much I'd use it, so I thought this one would be perfect!Delete
I think I'm definitely going to purchase this soon! I love that the contour shade isn't orange and they look very pigmented!ReplyDelete