Today's blog post is a war... of the contour palettes that is. In today's post I am comparing the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette with the NYX Contour Palette. Both are highly recommended by the majority and makeup artist and beauty gurus so I thought I would see which one comes out on tops of Queen of the Contour Palettes.
A little about the palettes...
Anastasia Beverly Hills Kit
As you can see from the photo my kit is very much loved. Since purchasing this palette last year I have used it on the daily and I really do enjoy it. It comes with 6 shade - 3 highlight and 3 contour - and each are perfect for Pale or Fair skin. It is available online and retails at €50 and comes in Light, Medium and Dark.
NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette
The Nyx palette is a recent purchase after seeing some of my favourite beauty gurus use it. It has 8 shades - 4 highlight and 4 contour - and ranges from light skin to dark. It is available in selected chemist throughout the country or online and costs approx. €25.
Both palettes come with a good shade range. As you can see in the image above all the shades in each palette pop out which is convenient. With the Anastasia palette you can purchases refills however you cannot do this with the NYX palette.
The shades are comparable and very similar so the NYX palette is a good dupe for the ABH one. On appearance the NYX pans appear to have more product. You get 2.7g of product in each pan, with ABH there is 3g of product so looks can be deceiving. That being said you get an extra two shades with the NYX palette.
Onto the shades...
The cheaper palette has extremely similar shades to that of the ABH one. All are very similar so I'm going to show you exactly what i mean... The two shades from NYX that are not comparable to Anastasia are Ice Queen, a cool toned highlight and Hollow, a rich chocolate brown. The rest are listed below along with photos and swatches.
Overall I'm torn... I have loved my Anastasia kit for so long it feels odd to say I may prefer the NYX palette. (SHOCK, I know). I have found myself reaching for the NYX palette more as the shade range is slightly better. However, I have found that there is a lot of powder left behind after use and the product is harder to blend. With the ABH's kit it is effortless...
Nonetheless, I think the NYX kit is great so people on a budget and want a contouring kit that won't cost a fortune. I will continue to use both, the ABH kit for special occasions - the Nyx kit for everyday, I would definitely recommend the NYX Palette as a great alternative.
Hope you enjoyed reading this post and found it helpful. I love contouring and any tips you may have let me know in a comment below!
Until next time,