Maybelline Master Contour Review | Face Studio Face Contouring Kit (Medium to Deep)
I am always on a lookout for beauty products which are multipurpose. Since I am a total newbie to the entire contour, highlight and blush department; I wanted to try out a palette which contains all three of them! Normally, I don’t wear blushes since I’m quite fair and my cheeks also have a natural flush to it. So after a thorough research, my interest narrowed down to Maybelline Master Contour palette, which looks quite a beginner and travel-friendly option! So, I thought – why not? Now, I have used it enough to share my review on it. I have used it on both party occasions and on an everyday basis. So, what do you think? Should you try it out too? Dive in to read my honest review! (As usual!)
Maybelline Master Contour Review
Yeah, the packaging is quite flimsy – a black plastic palette with a see-through lid. Through which you can spot three shades with ‘contour‘, ‘blush‘ and ‘highlight‘ written on it. Sadly, it doesn’t have a mirror! Oh, by the way, I picked up ‘medium to deep‘, since ‘light to medium‘ looks too light even for my fair skin. If you think of trying out this palette, then I suggest you pick medium to deep if you are more interested in the contour and highlight. As the blush on this one is quite light but the blush in light to medium palette is more pigmented than this one. Anyways, we’ll talk about each shade below in brief!
Did I mention that it comes with a brush too? The brush is tiny and all black. However, I don’t think so it will come to use in contouring or even while applying blush. But the other day I tried to highlight my nose and cheekbones with it. And…. it works quite well!
All the three shades are quite pigmented and buildable except for the blush. Yeah, I’m really not impressed with the blush but I like how it does the job of both a subtle blush and a subtle highlight. So the actual highlighter, I use it on my nose and on other areas.
After looking at the above swatches you can tell that the contour and highlight will definitely suit all Indian skin tones! The contour shade is more brown toned, which I was looking for. The other drugstore contour palette contains a bronzy-orangish-goldenish contour, which I honestly did not want to try for contouring.
When you flip the palette you will find all the important details mentioned there. Like the 3-Steps usage instructions and other details like ingredient list
The contour shade is brown toned with hints of orange in it which only shows up on the facial skin. I’m glad that it is not too much orangish otherwise I would have regretted buying this palette in the first place! It is completely matte with almost no shimmer particles in it.
It looks quite natural on my skin and blends into my skin with ease while displaying natural shadows. It is quite buildable so I apply it with a light hand on an everyday basis. While on party type occasions I take as much of the product I need on my brush for a more stand out contour. It is very blendable and can be toned down a lot, so I never end up with a scary contoured look!
By the way, this shade isn’t ashy-brown or cool toned brown like the TheBalm Bronzer. So if you are a cool toned contour lover then you may or may not like this one!
It looks bright and pigmented in the palette but not on the skin. Almost everytime it does not show up on my cheeks especially while using a brush. So I use my fingers and pat and spread it on my cheeks. This way, at least I am able to see some of the pinks on my cheeks!
It contains a lot of shimmers in it and that is why I don’t feel the need to apply highlight later. I would have liked it if it was matte and more pigmented.
The highlight is very pretty and has got the right amount of shimmers in it! It is quite buildable too but looks very natural on the skin. Due to the golden flecks in it, I believe that it will suit Indian skin tones very well! I use my Colorbar Emphaeyes Eye Blending Brush for this purpose.
Can Be Used For Complete Eyemakeup Too!
Yes, you read that right! And I do my eye makeup using just this palette on a daily basis!
- I use the contour shade to pop it on my crease, slightly intensifying it in the outer V corner. Then I use the same shade on my bottom lash line.
- Next, I wet my Vega Eyeshadow Eyelid Brush and pat in the blush shade all over my eyelids.
- To finish the entire look I highlight my brow bone and tear duct area. Viola! And this is how it doubles up as an eyeshadow palette!
Price and quantity
INR 799 for 10g You can buy it From Here
I like it!
Maybelline Master Contour is a good contour palette to try out if you are a beginner or if you like subtle makeup looks. These days I have been using it daily, not for contouring but to do my eyes! And occasionally, I like to use the contour shade to contour my cheeks and jawline. If you were thinking to try it as a beginner, go ahead you won’t regret! However, you may not be happy with the blush shade as it is not so pigmented. So for that, I suggest you use your fingers for application! It’s quite a decent face contour, blush & highlight palette which also doubles up as eyeshadow palette! Can be used every day for a no-makeup look and is also beginner friendly!
All the three shades last for a good 3-4 hours on my oily facial skin. Whereas when I use it on my eyes it lasts pretty much throughout the day! That could be due to my eye area being dry. Well, now you know how it will work on oily and dry skin!
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