Contouring products are probably my biggest addiction. This is an oldy but a goody that I thought some of you might appreciate a review on. *As usual there’s a handy dandy pro/con list at the bottom* The ABH contour cream kit in Light to Medium is made up of six shades: fair, neutral,banana, java, light sculpt, havana. The first three and top shades within the kit are meant to be the highlight shades. Fair doesn’t have any obvious undertones, neutral is pink toned, and banana is yellow toned. The last three and bottom shades are meant to be the contouring shades. Luckily the contour shades are cool tones which makes them perfect for contouring. Formula wise I find these to be on the drier side. This makes them slightly more difficult to work with, meaning that it takes longer to blend them out and I do notice the highlight shades will settle into my fine lines under my eyes. Powdering my under eyes to set the highlight does help prevent this. The staying power is pretty impressive, I don’t notice them moving around much on my face and as long as I powder them I don’t find that they transfer. They provide medium coverage depending on how much product is applied. They are housed in a black plastic package with a clear lid making it easy to see the product. I personally like minimalistic packaging and think this makes a nice addition to my vanity. It retails for $52.00 (Canadian) at Sephora.
From Anastasia Beverly Hill’s website:
This best-selling, easy-to-use palette contains three highlighting and three contouring shades that work together to help you sculpt, define, and enhance your natural features. Create the illusion of higher cheekbones, a smaller forehead, a softer jawline, or a slimmer nose with these smooth formulas that blend seamlessly while imparting a subtle, dewy sheen.
From Sephora’s website:
What it is:
A kit with three highlight and three contour shades in one easy-to-clean palette.
What it does:
Expertly sculpt and define your features with these highly blendable shades. A cream version of the cult-favorite original Contour Kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills, they come in Light to Deep kits to match all skintones.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
Choose the kit that matches your skintone:
Light: Fair (pure sand), Neutral (sheer peach), Banana (pale yellow), Java (mocha), Light Sculpt (sepia brown), and Havana (warm russet).
Fair: Fair (pure sand), Fawn (café latte), Lustre (sheer porcelain), Mink (toasted almond), Shadow (caramel latte), and Soft Light (pale peach).
Medium: Cream (golden wheat), Banana (pale yellow), Warm Coral (orange pink), Cinnamon (reddish brown), Chocolate (coconut shell), and Ash Brown (cool medium brown).
Deep: Carob (deep mahogany), Chocolate (coconut shell), Coral (reddish orange), Espresso (rich chocolate), Nude (golden cream), and Rich Earth (dark golden brown).
- Variety of shades, this makes contouring extremely easy when one handy dandy product contains it all.
- Cool toned contour shades, mimics a natural shadow better for the most natural contour look.
- Medium coverage, no need for foundation because these bad boys offer good coverage by themselves.
- Price, $52.00 (Canadian) at Sephora for six pans x 0.16oz is a pretty good deal.
- Skin tone selection, they have Fair, Light to Medium, Medium to Tan,and Deep.
- Drier formula, this can make it hard to blend and I imagine could be drying if you’re sensitive to dry skin.
- No refills, I only use banana and java on myself which could lead to a slight problem. Once I’m out then my only option is to purchase a new palette.