Tuesday, 26 January 2016


If you read my 'What I Got for Christmas' post you'll know that one of the items I got was the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. I have used it every single day since receiving it and I am absolutely in love!

I have the 'light' palette and the colours are just perfect for me. I tend to use the Vanilla shade as a normal powder, dusting it all over my face and the Banana shade under my eyes as it's simply amazing at brightening the under-eye area. I use the shades Java and Havana to bronze up my skin and I use the more grey shade, Fawn, for contouring my cheeks, forehead, nose and jawline as it creates more natural looking shadows. My least favourite powder is the only shimmery one in the palette: Sand. Although it is beautiful, I'm a sucker for a really strong highlight and have been loving one of Mac's Mineralize Skin Finishes to achieve this instead. Having said that, if you prefer a much more subtle highlight then this shade will be perfect for you - the shimmer is so, so fine!

The powders them self are so easy to work with. They feel so silky on the skin, blend like a dream and don't crease. They basically make my face look flawless while also ensuring my makeup lasts all day without having to do much touching-up. When applying the makeup, the brushes I use are all Real Techniques. I use the setting brush to dust Vanilla all over my face and Banana under my eyes.I then use my contour brush to contour anywhere I want to contour, particularly using this brush the contour the sides of my nose. I then use my sculpting brush the blend out any contour I previously applied and to add a little more to my temples if I feel it's necessary. Finally, whether I use Sand to highlight or another highlighter I use my Fan brush to apply it to my cheek and brow bone and my finger to bring a little down my nose and on my cupids bow.

I'm hoping to do a little makeup look using this palette soon which I can post on my blog, however I haven't quite decided how I want to do it yet and I haven't done anything like this before so hopefully I'll get round to doing it soon. I also hope you enjoyed this post and you got a little insight into how much I love this kit and how I use it!

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