I know what you’re thinking.
I didn’t need another contour palette! Eek. I reviewed more than a couple of these bad boys in 2015. In case you’re wondering, I still really like the It Cosmetics My Sculpted Face palette (read my review) but I ended up gifting it to my cousin who REALLY wanted to try it. I knew she would love it as much as I did and I am always trying new things so I knew I would find something else to take its place soon. After I tried that one, I found my holy grail contouring stick, Curvy Contour (read my review) which I use non stop. But it would probably kill me not to try a new launch, so today I have the Tarteist Contour Palette to show y’all.
Tarteist Contour is a universal face slenderizing palette that uses a paint by numbers technique. I am also picking up on the scent of vanilla. I love that brands are scenting their makeup! Too Faced’s cocoa scent is catching on- you won’t find me complaining about that! This palette contains six pans of shades: Highlight (matte highlighter), Correct (yellow correcting powder), Contour (soft for light-to-medium skin tones), Contour (deep for medium-to-dark skin tones), Accentuate (rosy blush), and Glow (shimmer highlighter). You also get a step-by-step guide.
These powders are soft and finely milled. I have fair skin and I think all the highlights and contour shades along with the blush are a good match for me. All of the pans are labeled, 1-5, so we are left assuming that both 1 (the upper left shade) and the white center shades are the highlighter shades. The darker of the two highlight shades is matte and the lighter highlighter in the middle of the palette has a touch of shimmer. The darker shade almost perfectly matches my skintone, so it’s not really a highlighter shade for me, but I have had luck using a brush to mix together 1 & 2 in the palette to set my under eye concealer. That’s what I’ve done for the pictures that are in this post!
They also recommend that you use the tarteist™ sculpt & slim contour brush. It’s not included in the set but if you have an extra $34 you could purchase it to use with the palette. I personally don’t have it but I have an array of brushes (mostly from It Cosmetics) that I love using with this palette.
I think this palette is great for those people who want a natural looking highlight and contour. The blush is a light and pretty shade that will go with most makeup looks. If you are looking to enhance your natural beauty with a subtle highlight and contour, this is a palette worth looking up.
It’s also worth mentioning that the lid to the palette has a metallic tin-foil like label on top. I packed this with other makeup to go out of town for the holidays and I noticed that anything that leans up against it leaves a mark. When I run my fingernail across the top it leaves a divet in the packaging. It’s not a big deal, but to those of you who are a stickler for packaging, I thought it was something to let you know.
In these pictures, I am wearing 1 & 2 to set my under eye concealer, the lighter contour shade 3, I am wearing 5 as blush, and the 6 highlighter on my cheekbones, my cupid’s bow and on my nose. On my lips is the Tarteist Lip Paint in Adorbs!
That Glow Highlighter doesn’t look like much in the pan but I like the way it catches the light in these photos. What do you think?
Are you going to scoop this palette up? Let me know what your favorite contour palette is in the comments!