I finally received my Anastasia Contour Kit, and I can’t tell you how much I love this product. Upon first opening the palette, I noticed what a great variety of colors it included: Vanilla: a matte shade with a pink undertone, Banana: a matte shade with a yellow undertone, Sand: a neutral shimmer highlight, Java: A warm brown matte shade, Fawn: a taupe matte shade and finally Havana: a red based matte brown
As a makeup artist our kits are always changing. We are always reading about the latest “Holy Grail” makeup product, or coveted must haves. That being said, I must say I was hesitant to buy this product after much press, because I typically like to contour and highlight with creams opposed to powders. My opinion was definitely changed when I finally got to test out the Anastasia Contour Book.
The reason why i shy away from highlighting and contouring with powders is due to the face that if you use the wrong type, it can make the skin look dry, and can show a lot of texture. I was pleasantly surprised when I used these powders, that they were highly pigmented and went on silky smooth, yet was easy to blend. This palette is perfect for my kit as it works with many skin tones, yet it would be perfect for the makeup beginner who wanted to practice with highlighting and contouring.
Here are some stages of my process:
I ended up using this product all over my face, including my eyes!
- I used a mix of Java and Havana under my jawline, and in the hollows of my cheek as well as in my crease.
- I used fawn along the sides of my nose and inner eye sockets to make it appear thinner
- Banana was used under my eyes (with no concealer underneath!) , down the center of my nose, and on the chin.
- Sand was used to highlight my brow bone, on my eyelids, above the brows, high points of the cheek, and my cupids bow.
I can’t wait to play with these products on my clients faces! Do you contour your face on a daily basis?