Price: $5 * Buy At: Five Below * Size: 3 x 4.5 g
The City Color Contour Effects Palette is a contouring trio, including a bronzer, contour powder and highlight.
The packaging of the trio is cheap cardboard, but for such an inexpensive price, what else can you expect? The package is super thin, so I figured it would be perfect for travel, although it does not have a mirror. The pans of product are quite large, definitely larger than the pans in the Anastasia Contour Kit. As I expected from a City Color product (after loving their blushes), the three shades are very pigmented! The contour shade, being so pigmented, can end up looking a bit intense on my light skintone, so I just have to use a light hand. I really could see this contour shade working on darker skintones, which is great. The white highlight shade may look stark, but it has a more sheer pigmentation, to avoid a bright, chalky look on the skin. It definitely does not have shimmer, but it does add a bit of a sheen to the skin that gives a glowy appearance. The Bronzer shade is warm, but it doesn't look too warm or muddy on my skin, which is a common problem for me since I have a light, cool skin tone. Overall I really like this palette, and like the simplicity of a trio in the midst of all the large contour kits that everyone is releasing. I have been reaching for it a ton and will continue to do so.