TheBalm Highlite ‘n Con Tour Palette
As a pale girl contour palettes can sometimes be a little scary for me as the shades can sometimes look a little muddy on my skin so when I recieved the brand new TheBalm Highlite ‘n Con Tour Palette I was much more excited about the highlight shades than the contour powders but it proved the contour shades that worked the best for me.
As usual the packaging on TheBalm Highlite ‘n Con Tour Palette (as well as all Thebalm products) is gorgeous; colourful, well designed and made of sturdy cardboard. This palette in music themed with pans labelled with technical musical terms and the design meant to mimic concert posters (On Tour… get it!)
TheBalm Highlite ‘n Con Tour Palette is a complete face powder palette and contains the following products.
– 2 Matte Highlights
– 2 Shimmery Highlights
– 2 contours shades
– A Bronzer
– A Blush
The mattte highlights are creamy and pigmented and are most suited to light to medium skin tones, Banana shades are often too dark for me but this one is perfect. Used on top of concealer these powders are desgined to brighten the skin rather than illuminate them.
Left to right – Marylouminizer vs the two shades in the palette
The Shimmery Highlights are gorgeous. While they are less smooth and pigmented that the original Marylouminizer they are still great quality and both the light and darker champagne gold shades are great. The darker shade looks amazing on tanned or darker skin.
The contour shades are also smooth but less pigmented than the other shades which makes them more blendable and subtle than they appear in the pan. My only criticism of these shades is that they are unsuitable for anyone darker than a medium skin tone.
The bronzer in TheBalm Highlite ‘n Con Tour Paletteis by far the softest powder. For me personally, the shade is a little too warm but it is certainly blendable and an overall lovely product.
I was happy to see a blush included in the palette as it makes the entire product feel more complete and better to travel with. The blush is highly pigmented and a little will go a long way to provide a deep rosey glow to the cheeks.0