Australis Contouring & Highlighting Kit Review

10 July 2015

Australis Contouring & Highlighting Kit Review
If you hadn't noticed, contouring is very "in" at the moment, and will most likely continue to be for a long while to come. Contouring is really sweet as it's a way to highlight your best features, and kind of improve your not so great features. But it's also seen as a lot of effort but I disagree! Contouring honestly only adds maybe 5 minutes to my routine, if I feel like I want it that day.

But enough of that, I'm here today to review the new Australis AC on Tour, Contouring & Highlighting Kit. This one here is for the Aussie babes, because it's seriously hard to walk into a Priceline around here and grab an actual contouring set off the shelf, especially not one for under $20. This beauty is only $16.95. 

Now I haven't tried the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit but a lot of beauty bloggers are saying that this is a pretty spot on dupe. Especially as that kit comes in at around $50+ if you can find it in Australia.

Looking at it, and photos of the Anastasia contour kit, I'm going to say that the colours and shades are pretty darn similar.  The top row are highlighting powders, a light pink, banana and another pink with a shimmery addition. Which will be great for highlighting cheekbones. 

The lower three are all for contouring, I only attempted using the first and lightest shade on the left, when I used these on my face, but it was still quite dark. I don't think I could use the final two.
These are numbered from left to right on the palette. As you can see the darker shades are super dark, and it's hard to make out the lightest pink. I gave it a go using this product on my face. 

The case had contour instructions as a sticker on the back of the case, which is really dumb, because you can't use it and have the case turned upside down at the same time can you! 

First I used the number 4 and lightest shade of contour to do my cheekbones, jawline and then the bridge of my nose. I don't often contour my nose, but for the heck of this review, why not. Then I used the banana colour to highlight under my eyes, down the bridge of my nose, my chin, eyebrow arch, and cupids bow. 

Finally I used the shimmery pink, number 3 to highlight my cheekbones. I also added my own blush to my cheeks, before blending everything in with a kabuki brush.
A before and after face picture probably would have been helpful, but here we go. You can pretty clearly see where I have contoured on my face, such as my cheekbones and nose. 

When getting product on your brush, you seriously only need to dab it in a tiny bit, the darker shades especially are very pigmented and coat your brush immediately. I kept dusting the brush off a tad onto my arm before applying to my face. I found this less with the banana colour, I think it was harder to see that you were applying it just because of the lighting in my bathroom but that it is more visible in daylight and in person.

Excuse the red nose. I have a cold... again. 
Overall I am pretty pleased with this contour palette, especially for the super affordable price. I would love to know how this actually compares to the Anastasia Contour Kit. 

But I definitely think for people that have been looking to have a go at contouring, this is a good purchase. As long as you don't apply too much on your brush and then your face, and blend blend blend! 
Btw I love this contour cheat sheet.
Do you contour your face? Have you been wanting to give it a try?
Cya! xx

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  1. Beautiful photos!

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.
    Have a lovely weekend!


  2. You know, I've been searching for a contour palette for ages now but I can't seem to find one in my price range until now! Thank you so much, it looks great! If only they sold it here...

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  3. This looks and sounds awesome! I've been trying to get into it but I'm not that great at applying makeup. You look lovely! Might have to pick this up when I'm in Australia!

    Naomi in Wonderland

  4. I know it's off topic, and we are talking contouring here (and that what caught my attention at the first place),
    but I just have to ask where is your adorable plants t-shirt is from!!!

    Oly | TLV Birdie Blog

  5. I really want ABH one, but this sounds like a cheaper alternative :)

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  6. I really like it ! So sad that I can't find it in my country :(

  7. this is a really cool kit! love how you contoured your cheeks !

  8. That looks awesome! I'm just really bad at being a girl when it comes to make-up: a swipe of eyeliner and I'm done. But this sounds totally do-able for even me. Maybe I'll try it!
    xx, Pia

  9. It sounds like such a great palette, and for such a price, too! You look lovely, Tegan! <3

    May | THE MAYDEN

  10. This looks promising, especially for a budget option! Love the look you created with it :)


  11. the product looks so lovely on you! I wish my skin was healthy enough to try makeup tricks like this :)



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