Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the fact that Essence have finally came out with their own contouring palette!
If you’re new to contouring then the Essence Shape Your Face Contouring Palette is a really good palette to start with as the colors are very subtle and easy to work with. Contouring and highlighting really became such a huge beauty trend so I was really glad when I found out that Essence have released a palette of their own. Also – if you aren’t 100% sure on contouring, there’s a cute little guide on the back of the palette to show you where to apply the different shades.
Overall I really liked this palette and for only R76.95 it’s a definite steal! Included in this palette is a matt bronzer shade, a highlighter and a peachy blush.
The bronzer worked well on my skin however I found myself having to apply a few strokes to really get that defined contour. When I did it blended really nice with the tone of my skin.
The highlighter for me was quite a disappointment and I don’t think I’d miss it if it weren’t there. It’s a powdery matt shade and I kind of was hoping for a shimmer highlighter.
As for the blush, it actually looks more orange than it really is on the skin but it’s a lovely peachy, gold tinted blush. I’ve never had or used a blush in this shade before and I liked the way it looked on my skin. The bronzer together with the blush looks so nice together!
If you’re interested in giving this contouring palette a try, it’s available at most Clicks and Dischem Pharmacies stores.