As you all know I was late on the contouring bandwagon, but I’m quickly catching up! I was recently gifted the cult favourite, Australis Cream Contour Kit in Light*. Yes, I hear you, I’m not light however upon closer inspection of the shades they looked like they would be dark enough for my skin tone.
About the Australis Cream Contour Kit:
- Retails for $24.99
- Comes in a variety of shades; Light; Cool Toned, Warm Toned and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen a Medium-Tanned palette
- Personally I find the shade selection overwhelming. I was also gifted the Cool Toned palette but it was a tad light for me, hence why I stuck to the Light palette
- Australis is also famous for the Powder Contour Kit, however I haven’t tried it
- Each contour palette comes with three highlighting shades, banana, salmon toned and light concealer shade
- Each palette also has three varying shades of contours, with the darkest in this palette looking more like a cream bronzer
- The highlight shades are quite difficult to work with as they are fairly hard. It would be better to apply the highlight shades with your finger to warm up the product
- The banana shade is great for highlighting but provides minimal coverage. You need to apply a concealer on top to hide dark circles
- The contour shades for some reason are a lot easier to blend
- On my skin tone the darkest shade was more of a bronzer, however the lighter shades are visibly cooler toned and would be more suitable for contouring
- Below are some photos of me using the highlight and contour shades- very subtle on me
For me this palette was a miss, but I can see why people would love it. Personally, the palette doesn’t have the right colours for me, however if you have fairer skin this is a great palette. I also didn’t like the highlight shades and found that they were difficult to work with and had minimal coverage in comparison to other palettes on the market. I found that the Innoxa Correct and Conceal Palette* was much better at highlighting. For a drugstore contouring palette, I preferred the Loreal Infallible Sculpt Contouring Palette*.
For a high-end contour kit you can’t miss the Anastasia Beverly Hills Palette*
I hope you found this review helpful. I’m not very good at contouring and I’m sure if I had more experience I could make this work, but personally wasn’t a fan.
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**Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences, and are not sponsored. rachelbeautystyle is not a make up artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.
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