If you are not interested in reading a detailed review of this product the long and short of it is – this contour palette is really great!
I purchased this on the recommendation of Emily Noel 83 from Youtube and she did not disappoint. I have not really LOVED any of the contour products I have previously purchased – I mean, they were totally fine, but I found that I didn’t really reach for them that much. But, there is something about the tones of the powders in this palette that really suit my skin tone and unlike some other contour palettes in my collection, I use EVERY shade. Since I purchased it I have been using it almost every day I wear makeup (along with one from Nude by Nature – review to come!)
The compact itself is a sturdy matte black with a full-size, quality mirror. The pans do click out if you want to customise this using powders from the illumination, blush or bronzer palettes from this same range.
The banana powder, bronzer and contour shades are matte and then there is a shimmery highlighter which is subtle but pretty. I have fair skin and all of these shades work for me. If you have medium to dark skin you will probably find that this is too light for you but E.L.F. has just released a new version with deeper hues that may suit you better.
The powders are pigmented without being scary. I find overly pigmented contour shades to be a lot of blending work and/or you have to be so careful when picking up and placing colour that it becomes a hassle. Not so with this little palette. These blend well and are nicely buildable.
The matte shades are really finely milled, soft and lovely. The shimmery highlighter is a bit powdery but it looks pretty and glowy on the skin and is subtle making it perfect for everyday wear.
Overall, this is a great little palette. You can purchase this from the E.L.F. website in Australia for AU$14 which is a good deal, but if you can catch it during one of the 50% sales (like I did) it is a complete steal at AU$7!!
Have a fantastic day!!