February 21, 2017

TheBalm Highlite 'N Con Tour Palette

Earlier this year, TheBalm came out with their first highlight and contour palette! The Highlite 'N Con Tour palette features two luminous highlighters, two matte highlighters, two contour powders, a bronzer and a blush.

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TheBalm Highlite 'N Con Tour Palette Review Swatches

The Balm Highlite 'N Con Tour Palette Review

First, let me start off by saying that I don't think this palette will work on very fair skin tones. The matte highlighters won't do much in term of brightening the skin, and they may even leave a darker cast on the skin.

All the shades are very pigmented and the texture is a happy medium between Anastasia Beverly Hills's contour kit and Kat Von D's Shade + Light contour palette! The powders are less dry than the ABH palette, but not as creamy as the KVD palette (which can sometimes look cakey).

TheBalm Highlite 'N Con Tour Palette Review Highlighters

TheBalm Highlite 'N Con Tour Palette Swatches Highlighters

64Hz (golden ivory) and 125Hz (pale beige) are highlighters with a luminous finish. The formula is smooth, but don't expect an intense sheen! The glow is quite subtle, it doesn't compare to their Mary-Lou Manizer powder. I love them for a natural makeup look though!

250Hz (light pinky beige) and 500Hz (light ivory yellow) are matte highlighters, so you can apply them anywhere you want brightness. I like to mix both shades and apply them underneath my eyes. It sets my concealer without making my skin look dry or cakey.

TheBalm Highlite 'N Con Tour Palette Review Contouring Powders

TheBalm Highlite 'N Con Tour Palette Swatches Contouring Powders

20dB (golden brown) and 10dB (taupe brown) are great contour powders. They have excellent color payoff but they aren't too pigmented either, so they are really easy to blend. 20dB is a great bronzer too, it's quite similar to TheBalm's Bahama Mama bronzer.

0dB is supposed to be a bronzing powder, but it's very peachy. Honestly, it's the only shade I don't like and I know that I will never use it! I think 20dB is a much better color to add a sunkissed look to my skin.

And finally, 3dB is a blush. It's a raspberry pink with a satin finish. The color payoff is excellent! Sometimes I mix it with the shade 10dB and use it like a bronzer, it gives me a sunkissed and slightly flushed look. Don't apply too much product though because it will make you look sunburned. lol

The Balm Highlite N Con Tour Palette

Overall, I'm very pleased with this palette! I would recommend to apply them with a small brush though, because the pans are quite narrow.

TheBalm Highlite N Contour Palette Review Photos

The TheBalm Highlite 'N Con Tour Palette retails for $36 US for 21.6g and is available at Thebalm.com, Look Fantastic, Amazon, Feelunique and Kohls.

(I received this product in order to evaluate it and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial. This post contains affiliate links.)

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