NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette

Hello all! I am here today to review this highly anticipated NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette. I do not own a powder contouring palette such as the Anastasia or Kat Von D so I thought I’d pick this up and give it a try!


Cost: $30 for 8 pans (refillable)

Colors: (Top to Bottom)

First Row


  1. Pearl finish; White
  2. Matte finish; Pale beige with pink
  3. Matte finish; Yellow
  4. Sheen/hint of pearl finish; Beige/peach

Second Row


  1. Matte finish; Neutral bronzer
  2. Sheen finish; Warm bronzer (hint of gold sheen but not glitter)
  3. Matte finish; Taupe (touch of red)
  4. Sheen finish; Chocolate brown


  • If you don’t own a contour kit, this is a great start
  • Slim, sturdy packaging


  • 2 Matte highlight shades are a little chalky as is the first contour shade
  • Pricey for drugstore? Some might disagree, but I’d recommend waiting for an Ulta/NYX coupon

Verdict: If you already own a high end contour palette, I don’t think you need this one. If you don’t have one and would like one, I think this one would be very nice. I’ve been trying it out for the past few days and I’m not sure if the contour shades work well with my skin tone. The shade I was most excited about was the matte yellow and since the payoff of that shade isn’t the best, I’m a little disappointed. I’m on the fence at the moment whether or not I’m going to keep this, so it might be better for someone who isn’t as fair as I am.

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  1. February 6, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    Good review! I was debating on picking this up, but I think I may just wait and spend the extra $12-15 to get a high end palette. 🙂

    • February 6, 2015 / 2:25 pm

      It is a small difference between the two! Happy shopping!

  2. February 6, 2015 / 4:59 pm

    Great review! So many people are going crazy for this now that there is a more affordable option than the ABH one.

    xo J

    • February 7, 2015 / 10:07 am

      Thank you! I was shocked how small the price difference is

  3. February 16, 2015 / 4:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing your blog with the Blogging Gals Community!

    Enjoyed reading this review, great swatches too!

    Bee x

    Bianca | Blogging Gals Manager | http://www.biancalondon.com

    • February 16, 2015 / 4:57 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂 I appreciate it!

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