I did not know this is a new launch until day before. I got this on Saturday from Superdrug and have been using it ever since. I did not have the brightest first impressions honestly, though I had high hopes out of this palette. There’s 01 Light Medium and 02 Medium Dark and I have the 02 one which in itself is very subtle. I think both palettes are meant for lighter to medium skin, nothing for dusky skin so far. I had swatched the tester and I did not think it is the smoothest; despite that, I got this one, as I have a Fit Me compact from them with the same casing. I am rather fond of that one.
The casing is super, it is split into two, with the bottom section holding the semi-circular brush and the mirror. I find both useful but the brush is harsh and would really scrape your product like there is no tomorrow. The mirror is useful but you have to take a second to open it, while your brush is waiting with the product on it. 😛
The powder has a larger section holding the contour color, the highlight is rather small. Fair enough. The contour is like my own skin and 3 shades darker, and the highlight is nice too for my skin, a very universal color IMO. The contour powder is pure matte, the highlight of course has minute shimmer to it, which is pretty.
Now coming to the functionality, I am not impressed.The contour is hard to swipe on, with the fingers,the powder is not smooth or creamy sorry to say. The brush does pick up product well. It is not very chalky but it is not smooth either. I am guessing it is meant only for subtle everyday contour for beginners.
The highlight color barely shows on. 🙁 it is the right color but somehow it does nothing for me. It is very very subtle. The contour color can be built up but such is not the case with the highlight.
Nevertheless, the effect is subtle and somehow workable. The best part about this is that the contour color always lasted on me for more than 5 hours in this UK weather, which is brilliant. It does not get patchy and has not broken me out so far. It is matte which is a nice thing always. The colors are right but I wish they were smooth and pigmented. For a beginner, to try their hands on contouring, this could be good. For me, I am still in the market for that perfect contouring kit.
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