contour cream kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit

If you’re a regular around here, you’ll already know Anastasia Beverly Hills are one of my favourite American brands. Last November my friend brought this contour cream kit back from New York for me. I’ve been using it since and figured a review was long overdue.

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The palette contains six shades. 3 for highlighting and 3 for contouring. Whilst the highlight shades would suit different skintones the darker contour shades are considerably more similar to one another. I love to use the shade banana under my eyes. And the lighter pink toned shades for highlighting elsewhere.

The contour shades work well for me despite being super dark if swatched. I like that I can use the three shades to build my contour. The darkest shade only gets used at the back to add a pop of depth but I find having three to mix and match works well.

Contouring & Highlighting With The ABH Contour Cream Kit

I use two MAC duo fibre brushes with this palette. The shorter 130 for highlighting with and the longer bristled 188 for contouring. I dab on gently for my highlight then blend with my beauty blender. When contouring I take a tiny amount of product and apply in neat circular motions. Starting by my ear and working inwards.

I’d love to say I could apply this right straight off. However I nearly always go slightly too dark so blend it out. I find this product wears really well throughout the day and lasts. It applies easily over any of my foundations and blends effortlessly.

My previous cream contour products of choice were individual MAC concealer pots. Whilst these achieve similar results, I found myself reaching for powder most days when I wanted a more subtle look. This palette is ideal for doing a really quick look to ensure I don’t like a potato, or going all out for a fuller face.

The packaging is sturdy. I’ve dropped it several times and it’s been on a few flights. However the black plastic is very unforgiving and mine is now smeared with hand prints and product.

The formula is really good but thick and so it’s easy to get unwanted texture from the brush. Although nothing a beauty blender won’t fix. I personally love this palette and use it almost daily, but it’s fair to say you need to use it in a certain way to get the best from it. I use such a little amount of product each time, I can see this lasting for ages.

60 Responses

  1. I’ve not tried the cream contour yet – only due to the fact that I have really oily skin! 🙁 Great post hun xx

  2. This looks lovely, I have a MAC sculpt cream but they were only ever pro and I think they’ve discontinued them, shame as they were really good too, this is lovely though, I like cream products having very dry skin xxx

  3. Great review Amy, I love the look of ABH products but still haven’t tried any yet!! This definitely looks like something I would like! xx

    Tash | natashatodd.co.uk

  4. I love ABH – this looks great with a good range of shades too! I’ve never mastered the art of contour but this looks like a good place to start!

    Sophie
    abeautifulride.co.uk

    1. This is a great one to start with, I find it’s easier to make it look right than with powder as it blends so well.

  5. I love cream contours – they give such a natural finish. Sadly they don’t work that well with oily skin so I still prefer powders. Anastasia’s palettes are always so beautiful <3

  6. Looks like a lovely palette Amy, I don’t own that many cream palettes, I found that powdery ones work better with my skin, I found it difficult to blend creamy ones in the past, maybe I will have to try more and find a better way to blend them. Happy Monday Amy xx

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

  7. I’ve been so curious about this for a while, lovely review! I do love a cream formula, I find it to be much gentler on my skin and easy to blend too 😀 I think the darker shades would be a little too dark for me but the lighter ones look perfect, I love the names! Beautiful photos Amy! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

    1. I find the same thing! They are quite deceptive and can be mixed so I find I use all of them which surprised me. Thanks Elizabeth x

  8. Amy – Can I start by saying: I. Love. Your. Blog! Oh em gee, lol. Now to the post – one of the Sephora staff members suggested this to me on Friday and I told myself that I’d look into it. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on it! I think I’ll have to give it a try!

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    kimberlyluxe.com

    1. Thanks Kimberly! So sorry it’s taken me this long to reply to the comments. It’s worth trying for sure! I wish I lived near a Sephora haha.

    1. I can understand. I’ve found now I’ve got the hang of it it’s my go-to and so far it looks like I’ve barely used any of it! x

    1. I find I have to be careful to use the right amount of product or it can be a little dark but they’re quite versitile x

  9. I love working with creams more then powders, but I don’t own this palette from them. I do have the powders and its okay, not my favorite formula x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

    1. I think I need to add it to my collection for sure, I don’t have any powder palettes just singles so it would be great.

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