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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Dare to Compare: NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette VS Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light to Medium : Swatches & Review

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NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette VS Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light to Medium
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit retails for $40US and $52CAN for 6 pans x 0.11 oz total of product.

My full review of the NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette can be found in this link, but I wanted to do this Dare to Compare post of the two easily accessible contour and highlighter palettes on the market that were HEAVILY influenced by pro makeup brands like Ben Nye, Mehron, & Cinema Secrets.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light to Medium palette lid.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light to Medium palette bottom.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light to Medium palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Lght to Medium shades in Vanilla, Banana, Sand, Java, Fawn, & Havana.
Product:
The base formula of the matte shades are powdery but smooth (but not too buttery) to apply to the skin and diffuse out. I appreciate that it doesn't catch on skin texture either as I have Keratosis Pilaris that does flare up along the back of my jawline and under my chin that can be noticeable while applying my contour with drier powders when buffing it out.

The one shimmer shade in Sand is a softer satin texture to work with while still giving off a subtle glow on the skin. Very smooth to work with slightly more buttery in texture.

Colour:
Vanilla is a pale cream with a matte finish.
Banana is a pale yellow with a matte finish.
Sand light champagne with a shimmer finish.
Java is a warm brown with a matte finish.
Fawn is cool brown with a matte finish.
Havana rust brown orange with a matte finish.

Wear: Lasted 14+ hours on bare skin without a need for touching up. 

Packaging: This is cardboard palette with a magnetic lid colsure.
Daylight swatches: Vanilla, & Banana. Applied heavy and sheered out.
Flash swatches: Vanilla, & Banana. Applied heavy and sheered out.
Daylight swatches: Sand, & Java. Applied heavy and sheered out.
Flash swatches: Sand, & Java. Applied heavy and sheered out.
Daylight swatches: Fawn & Havana. Applied heavy and sheered out.
Flash swatches: Fawn & Havana. Applied heavy and sheered out.
Compare

NYX Ice Queen (No ABH dupe), ABH Vanilla, NYX Soft LightABH Banana, NYX CreamABH Sand, & NYX Nectar.
ABH Havana, NYX Tan, ABH FawnNYX Toffee, ABH JavaNYX Sculpt, & NYX Hollow (No ABH dupe).
Daylight swatches: ABH Vanilla, NYX Soft LightABH Banana, NYX CreamABH Sand, & NYX Nectar.
Flash swatches: ABH Vanilla, NYX Soft LightABH Banana, NYX CreamABH Sand, & NYX Nectar.
ABH Vanilla is darker and warmer compared to NYX Soft Light.
ABH Banana is lighter and less warm compared to NYX Cream.
ABH Sand is light and less orange compared to NYX Nectar.

Daylight swatches: ABH JavaNYX SculptABH FawnNYX Toffee, ABH Havana, & NYX Tan.
Flash swatches: ABH JavaNYX SculptABH FawnNYX Toffee, ABH Havana, & NYX Tan.
ABH Java is warm/pinker less cool compared to NYX Sculpt.
ABH Fawn is lighter less warm compared to NYX Toffee.
ABH Havana is lighter and warmer compared to NYX Tan.
Ingredients on the box for NYX powders.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Lght to Medium ingredients:
Java, Vanilla, Fawn, Havana, and Banana:
Talc, Mica, Silica, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Magnesium Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Sand:
Mica, Talc, Silica, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Magnesium Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 7789).
I hate to say it but the ingredient does make a huge difference in the formula here. Although the NYX one is workable it is more powdery and dry compared to Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light to Medium shades.
NYX VS Anastasia Beverly Hills pan size.
The NYX 0.10 oz / 2.7g per pan size looks larger but is just a touch smaller by 0.01oz compared to ABH's 0.11 oz.
WINNER:
I hate to say it but formula wise the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light to Medium kit wins for the texture is easier to work with. But they don't really cater to pale skin tones at all in the expanded shades range!!! you can get single pans to build your own powders but they don't have anything in the highlighter range that works for me.

NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette the first two shade of highlighter does work for me and the last 3 contour shade in I can work with as they are not too warm.

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