A dear friend asked me not too long ago if I can recommend great makeup brushes that aren’t crazy expensive; my top of mind response was Beauty Junkees as I’ve had positive experience with their kabuki set (reviewed here) and eye brush set (reviewed here). So when Julie (the brain behind the brand) asked me if I’m interested to try her newly released palette, the Powder Contour Kit, I said yes with much gusto!
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Retailing for an introductory price of $24.97, this refillable palette contains 3 contour matte powders (light to dark brown) and 3 highlight sheen powders. As with other Beauty Junkees products, it is also paraben and gluten-free and not tested on animals.
|L-R: (Contour) Fawn, Java, Truffle (Highlight) Banana, Vanilla, Sand|
Let me tell you, I don’t contour on a daily basis but if I feel like “glamming” up, it helps to have an all-in-one palette that does the entire job. Highlighting on the other hand is something I have been doing quite frequently because it instantly lights up a rather dull face. The quality of these powders is at par with mainstream brands. Think Kat Von D for contour and Hourglass for highlighting as the texture of these powders are somewhat similar. Whenever I contour, I do it light-handedly so much so that it “slims” my round face by creating shadows but nothing over the top, I mean especially for a day job which involves patient interactions. I do the same for highlighting powder, I lightly dust over the high points of my cheeks, forehead and cupid’s bow. Here’s a typical example:
|I used this darkest shade Truffle to contour and buffed it out|
|I used the lightest shade Banana to highlight|