The latest CATRICE update introduces a lot of must-have makeup products but one of the products that caught my attention was the new CATRICE Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette. Finally, our favorite affordable makeup brands are coming to the party and bringing out their own version of contouring palettes. Essence also released one not too long ago, you can read about it HERE.
This lightweight, simple design and compact palette is a perfect addition to your makeup collection. The easy to blend shades offer just the right amount of pigment to give you a natural looking yet defined contour. I’ve read quite a lot that the girls with fairer skin are loving this contour palette due to its subtle and buildable contour and highlight.
I, on the other hand have a more tanned, olive toned skin and for me I found that this contour palette works equally well on me. The highlighter shade seemed a bit too light for the high points of my cheeks, I tend to prefer gold and champagne shimmer highlighters for that.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, if you’re new to contouring or just not that confident in how or where you should contour, I always recommend that you start off with a very basic powder contour palette instead of nose-diving straight for the cream contour kits. There have been too many times that I meet girls who are tricked into purchasing these 16 color contour kits and they’ve no idea where to start. It ends up being a complete waste of money and they’re back to square one. Start basic, start small.
I really enjoyed using this contouring palette, it’s the perfect shade for me and its matte as well. It blends nicely and I’m currently using it as a daily contour now. You can get it for R92.00 at Takealot.com but it may be a bit cheaper at other stores.