Make Up

NYX Highlight and Contour Palette Review

Hey Beauties!

This palette has been out for years and just recently I’ve given it a shot. Although I feel like highlight and contouring isn’t a focus this year at least, I still do enjoy contouring and bronzing at least and defining my features.


As per the website:

Each palette includes eight customizable highlighting and contouring shades perfect for emphasizing your favorite features.

Contains 8 x Net wt 0.09 oz/2.7g

Can be purchased at any Clicks Pharmacy.



My Experience:

The packaging is sleek, simple with a clear casing on the cover and black at the back. It contains one frost/ shimmer white shade to highlight the top of the cheekbones, brow bone and inner corner. Three matte highlighting shades to highlight the center of the face and four contour shades. The size of each pan is suffice and can be removed/ interchangeable if desired. I like that the names of each shade is written at the back of the palette.


When I swatched each shade it’s not the most smoothest or softest I’ve felt, but just about average with consistency and texture.

The banana shade named Cream and next to that named Nectar are the two highlighting shades I can only use. As well as the three deeper shades named Tan, toffee and Hollow for contouring.

I dipped my brush in twice, tapped off the excess and that provided enough pigmentation and coverage. It wasn’t hard to blend but it wasn’t the easiest powder to blend as well. Because the consistency is average I wasn’t surprised, a few more strokes of blending and that’s when I could make it work. This wasn’t an issue for me as I made it work and didn’t really “struggle” to further blend this into the skin as I’ve tried powders that just won’t blend or buff, and I’ve tried powders that I hardly have to blend and it looks flawless. The biggest flaw is patchiness and thankfully I didn’t experience any patchiness with these powders. They are very drying though especially the highlight shades. I’ve only used Nectar and Cream shades once and probably won’t use it again as it is too drying especially under my eyes. I focus more on the contour shades.

I don’t think this palette is suitable for dark or deep complexions. These shades are not versatile or cannot be manipulated to work on deeper undertones which is frustrating.



Overall thoughts:

I think this is a decent/ happy medium palette especially for the price only if you going to be utilizing most or all of these shades. Personally I don’t think it’s worth it for myself as I’m only using 3 contour shades out of the entire palette. I do reach for individual contour and highlight compacts and will most likely stick to that method. However I don’t regret trying this palette as it wasn’t all bad. I think it’s great for a beginner or even a makeup artist as there is a variety of shades to play with.



Have you tried this palette? What are your thoughts?




Thanks for stopping by 😊

1 thought on “NYX Highlight and Contour Palette Review”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s