When they start saying that contouring is losing its pace now, I become very upset. Contour products, bronzers and highlighters are my faves! I am sure that if I had to choose and make up only one part of my face - eyes, lips or skin, then I would choose the skin without any further ado because I'm convinced that a beautiful face makeup is 80% of makeup success indeed.
Today I want to tell you about the FACE PALETTE by theBalm HIGHLITE’N CON TOUR. It’s such a great product that does its job perfectly well. Look how amazing it is! Let’s have a closer look at the palette itself.
The design is very theBalm-like. The palette is kind of an invitation to a musical concert and inside the refill pans form a DJ mixer (mixing console for creating different sounds).
The analogy is rather simple, isn’t it? Just mix the products from the palette to get a beautiful and full contoured face.
Leaving the design description alone I want to thank theBalm brand for the big and really huge mirror which is so nice to reflect my entire face. Bravo, theBalm!
The palette closes and opens with one simple move. (like a compact disk maybe). Here I want to say thank you to the designers who placed good magnets in the body of the palette. The only gripe of the cardboard palette is that the paper sides of the refill pans quickly lose their beauty and start to look unpleasant over time. And you know, they are practically impossible to wipe off.
And now it’s time to look inside! What’s there waiting for us?
The refills in the upper row are aimed at highlighting and light reflecting. The first two segments are shimmer highlighters. The first product is a golden champagne shade.
The second is a shade of a sparkling wine. They are both warm-toned and glowing. The effect depends on the way of application, I mean you can create a delicate glow from within as well as get the effect of a metallic shine on your face.
The next two shades are matte highlighters. But you know, I guess that the name “color-correcting powders” suits them better. I use the pink powder to set my under eye concealer while the beige powder works nice for the center part of my face.
The lower row consists of two contouring powders. One of them is more warm-toned while the other is more cool-toned and it flatters my pale complexion better. There’s also a bright matte bronzer and beautiful blush shade of a trendy color of ashed rose.
All the products from the lower row are well-packed with pigment but still they show a very subtle and natural result on my skin if I apply them with a thin layer.
You won’t overdo with these powders if you have a sense of proportion and you have at least some basic skills in makeup application.
The main advantage of the products from this palette is their ability to blend out perfectly on the skin. They don’t dust or stain my skin with nasty powder spots. The blending is easy even over creamy products and they mix well together.
What else do I have to say here? I’m super delighted with this palette. It’s such a need for me in doing my everyday makeup. And I’m so happy that this very palette turned out to be great for me!
Price - $55 give or take.
Have you become interested in this palette? What products do you use for contouring? Or do you do contouring at all?