Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette | Review

Hey everyone!  Today is all about highlighting and contouring!  I picked up the NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette so I could review for you all.  I'm no highlight and contour expert, but I felt like having a palette like this would be a great start.  Just keep reading to see my thoughts!




Details

NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette
$24.99 (Ulta)
Customizable

Highlighters

I love the "Banana" shade!  I love using this under my eyes to set my concealer.  I have pretty tanned skin so this is the perfect highlighting shade for me to use in the areas you want to highlight like your forehead and chin.  The lightest shade is also great for highlighting when you don't want too much a shimmer.  I don't use it nearly as much as the banana shade since I have very tanned skin, but this is a great shade for those with more fair skin.  There are two shimmer highlights - a more yellow golden tone and a much more silver shimmer.  I use the golden one more because it suits my skin tone more.  It's a really pretty highlight that's buildable.


Bronzer/Contour

There are four bronzing/contouring shades.  As an overall bronzing shade to warm up my skin, I like to use the shade on the far left.  When I want to contour, I'll also use the third shade from the left, which is more cool toned.  It gives a really nice effect without looking harsh.  The darkest shade is great to use for a really strong contour, but my face shape doesn't suit a stronger contour so I don't use too much of it.  The second shade from the left is a nice bronzer with a bit of shimmer.  I try to stay away from shimmer bronzers because I have oily skin, but I think it would be beautiful in the Summer when you want to more natural bronzed look.



Final Thoughts

All the shades are very pigmented, and they blend like a dream!  This palette also has replaceable pans so you can replace shades when you run out or customize the palette the way you like.  I think the colors are suitable for many skin tones and undertones.  It's great for everyday makeup and for days and nights when you want to add something extra to your look.

I highly recommend this palette whether you're a beginner in makeup or if your experienced with makeup.  I've been using it everyday since I purchased it, and I'm very happy with it.  You also can't beat the price!































Do you have the NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette?  What are your thoughts on it?  Thanks for reading, and have an awesome day!

25 comments:

  1. Perfect shades. Love this palette. xx
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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    1. I've been really enjoying it :) Thanks!

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  2. great range of neutral shades!! :D

    Have a wonderful day!
    Animated Confessions

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    1. Yes! It's great for many skin tones :) Thanks for reading!

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  3. So many brands have came out with a contour palette now! This one looks and sounds lovely!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. I know! I just didn't have it in me to spend so much money on it so I had to give this a try and I loved it! Thanks!

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  4. Thanks for the Great Blogposts.
    I Love the shades
    XOXO Johanna

    www.fashionstylebyjohanna.com

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  5. I adore Nyx!! <3 Giving me LIFE! Btw great detailed review!!

    xo xo
    Marina
    http://mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr/2015/04/hippie-chic.html
    http://mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr/

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    1. Thanks! NYX is amazing and the prices are even better ;)

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  6. This palette looks amazing! I wish I hadn't dished out a lot of money on the Anastasia Contour Palette without trying this out first!

    Nabihah | http://thesundaywardrobe.blogspot.com

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    1. I was debating between the two. I actually got 20% off on the NYX one so I thought "why not just go ahead and try it?" I'm so happy that I did! Thanks for reading :)

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  7. Sounds like a fab contour palette, the formula of all the shades sounds gorgeous as well. I love that the pans are replaceable as well!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. The replaceable pans is one of the things that sold me! I'll love being able to customize mine! Thanks for reading :)

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  8. Hi Dyanne! I would love to learn to do contouring! I remember a make-up artist in LA did this for me once and all I remember was how it changed the way I looked so dramatically…it made me look 100% better! Just don't know if I have the patience cuz I like to do make-up very quickly. But, this set of shades does look really good!

    Kiss kiss

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    -Lauren
    adorn la femme

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    1. I don't have much experience with contouring, but it's nice to try it out. This palette has been perfect for experimenting on myself and other people! And yes, contour and highlighting can transform anyone! Thank you so much for reading my post!

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  9. Sounds so great!! :)<3

    littlecoffeebreak.com

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  10. I love it when eyeshadows blend quickly and if they're pigmented enough. Great review.

    LEJA

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  11. The shades are stunning! I will have to try this.

    Anika | www.anikamay.co.uk

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    1. I'm really enjoying it! Thanks for reading!

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  12. Great pictures - they really showcase the shades well! We don't have it in Canada yet but I hope we will get it soon!

    Vanessa | www.vanlamar.com

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    1. Thnak you Vanessa! Hopefully you'll get the chance to try it out soon :)

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  13. My friend has this palette and I'm totally obsessed with it!
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

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    1. I'm so glad I bought it, and I'm glad you like it! Thanks for reading!

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