Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit & Refill Information!

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Contour CoverFrom Anastasia’s Website:
Sculpt and define your features with 6 powders designed to contour and highlight.
Palette includes removable powders that expertly emphasize your eyes, cheekbones, nose, and jawline.

Updated due to new release information! Strikethroughs reflect my original opinions, see below for new thoughts!

This limited edition (now permanent) palette contains 6 colors, 3 for contouring, and 3 for highlighting with removable pans all together in one sleek palette. This palette is always sold out, I happened across mine in a store that had just been restocked the day before. The following disclaimer is currently on Sephora’s website.

From Sephora.com :
Due to overwhelming demand and to ensure that as many of our clients can purchase this amazing Kit, there is a purchase limit of 1 per client. To receive notice of when it will become available again, sign up for email notification or contact Customer Service at 1-877-737-4672 to confirm product availability at a particular store. Thank you.

The palette itself is made of cardboard with a magnetic closure. It also comes in a slipcover, that will help keep the palette itself looking nicer longer. Overall I’m not impressed with the packaging, but that’s not really enough to make me avoid a product. I honestly would rather have cardboard palette than a plastic one.

Contour Plates

The pans are held in by an extremely strong magnet but are still removable, and feature the names of each color on the back. These pans are meant to be refillable as well. I’m not 100% how that’s going to work with a limited edition palette  I do have an email out to Anastasia, but I haven’t received a response.

Contour Swatch1The colors are gorgeous, soft, and super blendable. While this palette can suit many different skin-tones, it’s seriously lacking in options for women of color, and could still be extremely warm, and dark for very fair women. Fawn is really the only contour option I have in the palette, as the others are too warm and the highlight colors are very close to my skin tone.

While drafting this post, Jordan Liberty posted a video about contouring with bronzer. After watching his video I tweeted and asked his thoughts on the palette, and shared my swatch with him. He did think that Java and Havanna were pretty warm, and if you watch his video you can see why this can be a problem.
Click here to be taken to Jordan Liberty’s video ” Why You Shouldn’t Contour With Bronzer”
That video is named “shouldn’t and not “can’t” because in the end if it makes you happy, that’s all that matters. If you’re perfectly happy with your bronzer contour, by all means go for it. 

Wear

You’re going to want to go swatch this product and see how the colors work for you. I personally don’t think it’s quite worth the hype.

I would love to see Anastasia make this a permanent item and expand the range of color options. It’s such a popular product as is, why not give the rest of us the appropriate color options?

6 pans x 0.11 oz
$40.00

Update: All of my complaints have now been answered, I have seen a picture of an Anastasia Contour Book, with 27 colors in it (including the original 6), ranging from light, to dark, and warm to cool. 10 of the colors can be used at correctors. This “book” is for the launch of the Contour Kit Refills to show all available colors.

Each shade will sell individually as a refill, Contour Kit remains a permanent item. Refills will sell for $14, but if you purchase 6 the price drops to $40 and you are provided a palette that looks identical to the Contour Kit.

Refills available mid July (moved to July 28th at 10 am PST), to coincide with the launch of the new Anastasia website! They will not be available anywhere else for now, which means you have to pick your colors online.

Click here to be taken to a Wayne Goss video, reviewing the new colors.

Contour Book

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Ingredients:
Java, Vanilla, Fawn, Havana, and Banana:
Talc, Mica, Silica, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Magnesium Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Sand:
Mica, Talc, Silica, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Magnesium Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 7789).

19 thoughts on “Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit & Refill Information!

  1. Yeah I think the other 2 contour shades are too warm toned for contouring. You need a yellow undertone to pull them off. Fawn is the only shade I really like. I don’t know why Anastasia makes all of her products so warm toned! It bugs me -_-

  2. I am on the fence on this one. I did just watch Jordan Liberty’s video right before coming on here! I think I might splurge for the Kevyn Aucoin one now that I can get a discount. I find NYX Taupe eyeshadow a good gray contour color too.

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