Maybelline Master Contour Review | Face Studio Face Contouring Kit

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!)

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Maybelline Master Contour Review

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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!

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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.

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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

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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!

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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!

  1. 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.
  2. Next, I wet my Vega Eyeshadow Eyelid Brush and pat in the blush shade all over my eyelids.
  3. 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!

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Price and quantity

INR 799 for 10g You can buy it From Here

Final Verdict

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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21 thoughts on “Maybelline Master Contour Review | Face Studio Face Contouring Kit

  1. Ishieta says:

    This is a pretty looking palette. I like that it is multi-purpose – I personally use much lighter shades for eye shadow as well, so this would be a 2 in 1 type for me. I too do tend to like the quality of the Maybelline products.

  2. Mrinal Kiran says:

    I am still a beginner when it comes to makeup! I haven’t tried contouring yet! But this bronzer looks good… The highlight seems fine too but I really don’t like the idea of shimmery blushes! 😛

  3. Khushboo says:

    I would like to try this sometime soon. I like maybelline they have amazing collection of products and they are affordable too

  4. Gunjan Upadhyay says:

    The palette looks good, just love the highlight and bush. Thanks for such a detailed review. I shall check the product

  5. Nisha says:

    My sister has got this palette so I have used this few times. I totally agree with you on its performance. I would look some other brands for face palettes.

  6. Sandy N Vyjay says:

    First of all, liked this review as it is quite frank and gives an honest opinion of the product, unlike many others that just highlight the positives. Multipurpose makeup products are really useful and convenient, especially if you are traveling a lot. Maybelline Master Contour palette appears to be quite a decent and convenient product. Liking the fact that it also doubles up as eye makeup.

  7. Seema Wadhwa says:

    I have been wanting to purchase some contouring products. This palette by Maybelline looks awesome as it’s multipurpose too.

  8. Becca Wilson says:

    This kit looks like it would be so awesome. I have never really looked into doing contour so this was an eye opener for me!

  9. Paula Schuck says:

    I love the highlight. It’s so pretty! Can’t wait to go see these for myself. I like their price point most of all.

  10. Subhashish Roy says:

    There is so much that I am learning about beauty and beauty products from your blog. And I share with my wife too some of them 😊

  11. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    I don’t use make up that often but I do like the colors of this contour palette. Now I know what it is for and how to use it properly. Learned a new thing today! 🙂

  12. Christine Weis says:

    Thank you for the tutorial. I never really know how to apply makeup. I love the shades too…very pretty.

  13. Colleen says:

    I love the colors of that palette. I ALSO love that little tutorial they have for contouring the cheeks. That’s harder to do than you think!

  14. Paula Schuck says:

    Oh my these are pretty shades. I never understand what contour is for exactly but this looks simple and helped me to understand how and why to use it.

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