Maybelline by Face Studio Master Contour Face Contouring Kit Review

By Priya Sinha

Skin Type: Oily and occasionally acne prone

Hello gorgeous ladies,

After a ton of lipstick and makeup brushes reviews, I am back with a product that’s a pleasant surprise for all contouring and highlighting lovers.  I am talking about the Maybelline Master Contour Face Contouring Kit. As we all know, highlighting and contouring was all the rage in the makeup world last year. So, with all high-end makeup brands coming up with highlighting and contouring kits, why should the drugstore lag behind? So here it is ladies, an all-in-one kit for your “coloured face makeup.” Let’s see if this product is a hit or miss.
Maybelline by Face Studio Master Contour Face Contouring Kit

Claim/Product Description:
Master face contouring on the go with this all-in-one palette – contouring brush included. Define and highlight in a New York minute with this effortless 3-step face contouring kit Pro palette with three color shades – the contoured face … now made easy. Why You’ll Love It: This easy-to-use 3-step face contouring kit features a bronzer, blush and highlighter.
How to use

CAD 13.99


My Experience with Maybelline by Face Studio Master Contour Face Contouring Kit:

Maybelline has come out with quite a fancy kit which includes a blush, a contouring powder, a highlighting powder and a brush – which helps with the application of none of the products in the kit!! Very rarely do we find that the brush that accompanies such makeup kits, are really useful. Anyway, I would say that this baby by Maybelline is quite a controversial product. People in the beauty world either love it or hate it. Well, I would say I quite like this product. Let me tell you more about it.
Maybelline contour kit

Packaging: The packaging of this contour kit is pretty nice and looks really fancy with a glance. It comes with 3 products which makes it a very compact kit for contouring. It has a sturdy black casing which contains the 3 pans of the blush, contouring powder and highlighter. The lid of the compact is clear which is good and bad. Good – as it makes the product visible through it and bad – because then it does not come with a mirror. I think since this kit is fantastic for travelling, it should come with a mirror. Also, there are no names for the 3 different powders, but I don’t have any major complaints with the packaging, it’s nice.

Contour Powder:  The contour powder is a nice soft-textured powder with good pigmentation. I got the shade “Medium to Deep” because the lighter shade was so light that it would not show up very well on my skin, even though my complexion is fair. It is a matte contouring powder which I like and blends on the face very well. If you are into proper face cutting for contour, then this product is not for you. It gives some good amount of warmth to the face and also contours the face to some extent, but nothing major. It’s a perfect powder for everyday wear.
Contour kit

Blush Powder:  The blush is a gorgeous peachy pink shade with a sheen and finely milled specks of golden glitter. It looks really pretty on the skin but not as pigmented as I would like. It does accentuate the dry patches of the skin if used on its own.  I usually use this blush as a “blush topper” and it works really well in providing a golden-y glow-y finish to my cheeks. Also, since this blush has some shimmer (it’s not as scary as it sounds), it provides quite some highlighting effect to the face. If you do not use highlighter on a daily basis and yet want some glow, then this blush is made for you!
Pink blush

Highlighter:  This is probably the best powder in this contour kit by Maybelline. It’s a muted copper-y golden shade with warm undertones. The powder is soft and blends like a dream on the skin. It provides just the right amount of glow that I need and adds life to the face. The best part of this highlighter is that it does not make me look like a disco ball and is suitable for almost all skin colours. It’s not very bold like the Becca highlighters, but certainly does a good job!

Longevity: The blush, the contour and the highlighter do have considerable longevity and do stay on the face for about 6-7 hours which is incredible! I do set my face with a setting spray or a face mist and it does increase the longevity of this product. I could not ask for more.
Maybelline Master Contour Face Contouring Kit swatches

Quality: The overall quality of the Maybelline Master Contour Face Contouring Kit in Medium to Deep is definitely above average and more towards the fabulous side. All the three powders do their job well and do not irritate the skin or cause any acne or anything.  The brush is useless which I anyway do not put to use. It’s a smaller brush that you really won’t be able to use as a contouring brush or even to apply the brush. It’s a bit scratchy, and just really small. I can’t see the point of even including it. Apart from that, this product is certainly a great drugstore option for a good contour kit.

Pros of Maybelline by Face Studio Master Contour Face Contouring Kit:

  • Nice sturdy packaging.
  • 3-in-1 compact kit.
  • Perfect kit for travelling and everyday wear.
  • Available in 2 shades – Light Medium and Medium Deep.
  • Suitable for most Indian skin tones.
  • Affordable contour kit.
  • Easily available online and in drugstores.

Cons of Maybelline by Face Studio Master Contour Face Contouring Kit:

  • Blush and contour not extremely pigmented.
  • No mirror!!
  • Useless brush.
  • Shimmery and frosty blush which looks streaky if used on its own.
  • Not available in India.

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Would I Recommend/Repurchase Maybelline by Face Studio Master Contour Face Contouring Kit?
To be honest ladies, I like this product and though it’s not perfect, I have found ways and means to use if efficiently. If you have never tried highlighting and contouring and want to try a drugstore option first before spending big bucks on high-end kits, give this one a try.  Also, if you need to add some colour to your face on a daily basis, then this product is a sure hit!

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2 thoughts on “Maybelline by Face Studio Master Contour Face Contouring Kit Review

  1. OMGG!! that’s such a perfect palette. the colors and the texture is perfection!! loving the look of it!! :)) good review. would def get it when it releases in india. 🙂

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