Isn’t it beautiful? Can you feel how excited I am for a $6 contour palette? So. Excited. This is one of the elf’s new four-pan palettes they’ve brought out, there’s also a blush, foundation, bronzer, and new ambient light palettes.
The idea is that they’re all $6 each and you can pop out the pans and mix ‘n match to create your palette. It’s a cute idea and a good business move since there is a lack in the market for palettes like this at a drugstore price.
So overall I like this palette but I think there’s a lot of flaws that need to be fixed if elf wants everyone to be able to enjoy this. Here’s what I thought about the elf Contour Palette:
There’s only one shade of this palette currently available and it contains four powders: one cream with shimmer, one flesh tone (for me) with a satin finish, a warm medium-tone brown with a satin finish, and a matte dark brown. The two light shades have velvet, powdery textures and the browns are a little stiffer to the touch.
This is not the palette for you if you have a medium or deep skin tone, the actual contour powders just won’t show up, sadly. But, on the flip side, that means us fairer skins finally have a good contour powder available at the drugstore.
Everything looks pretty pigmented in my swatches but in reality, the light powders are pigmented but the brown shades just blend away…but I can build the color up to work for me.
A Thing of Beauty rating
It’s good but…I wish there were deeper shades of this palette available, and that the brown shades had more pigmentation and velvety formula.
I’d love to know what you think, do you have any good contour powders from the drugstore?
Thanks for reading,