Monday, May 9, 2016

Product Review -- Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette

Ever since Ulta started carrying Makeup Revolution products, I've wanted to give them a try.

There are a ton of interesting ones, actually, so when they were BOGO 1/2 off a little while back, I decided to pick up a few.

The one that I was most interested in was the Ultra Contour Palette -- that's because it's similar to a lot of higher end contouring palettes, but it's only $15.

That's even less than the NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette, which retails for about $25, and I just feel like if you're someone who's not into hardcore contouring everyday, you don't necessarily need an expensive, high end palette to get the job done.

The Ultra Contour Palette comes in black plastic packaging, and there's a decent size mirror on the inside, which stays open by itself so it's easy to use for doing your makeup.

Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette
Inside, there are eight highlight and contour shades: a matte beige, a matte yellow, a shimmery nude, a super shimmery white; a matte reddish brown; a matte cool brown; a matte golden brown; and a shimmery bronze.

Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette 
All of the powders in the palette have a really nice, creamy texture, so they apply and blend easily on the skin. They're all the right amount of pigmented for what they are too -- for example, the contour shades have a little more pigment than the matte beige or matte yellow highlighters, which seems appropriate.

Because I'm so fair, the matte beige works well to set concealer under my eyes. I like that better than the matte yellow personally, but the yellow would probably work well on slightly darker skin tones than mine. The shimmery nude highlight is pretty for everyday because it's not too obvious, while the shimmery white is perfect for a night out.

The cool brown contour powder is the perfect shade and depth for my pale skin, but the other two would probably would well for light or medium skin tones. The shimmery bronze shade would make a nice highlight for darker skin tones too.

From l. to r.: matte beige, matte yellow, shimmery nude, shimmery white

From l. to r.: matte reddish brown, matte cool brown, matte golden brown, shimmery bronze
I really love this palette -- in fact, since I've gotten it, I've used it pretty much every time I've done any contouring.

The one problem I can see with the palette, though, is that there aren't any contour shades for dark, ebony skin tones.

But if you have fair to medium skin and are looking for a budget-friendly contour palette, I definitely recommend this palette.

You can purchase it on the Ulta website.

Have you tried the Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette? What's your favorite product for contouring and highlighting?

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