POP Beauty Contour Kit in Matte Effect Review + Swatch
Here's a review on POP Beauty Contour Kit in Matte Effect.
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Contouring is essential to my everyday makeup routine; if you will raid the blush compartment of my makeup cabinet, you'll find a bunch of contouring products and palettes; I'm addicted! :D
For my contouring products (okay let's include blushing and highlighting in the bunch because the three always go together), I prefer 'em matte for better color coverage and for a truer au naturel look; I think matte is really the way to go if you want an au naturel look because humans weren't naturally born with shimmer and a streak of champagne on the cheeks to begin with LOL.
POP Beauty Contouring 101 is one of my best finds from the brand (and in the contouring/highlighting/blushing world in general) because it features three, universal MATTE cheek products; it's rare to find the three in a matte finish together in a palette so I dub this one a real, cool find, plus it isn't only cute, it performs absolutely well too!
POP BEAUTY CONTOUR KIT IN MATTE EFFECT IN DETAIL
This cheek palette features three complementing highlighter, blush, and contour products to give face dimension, create the illusion of a slimmer face, and to warm up the facial features. It comes in two combinations: Matte Effect and Luminous Effect (with shimmer). Paraben- free, fragrance- free, and not tested on animals.
The palette is made from high quality carton paper and almost as thin as a wafer; it's very light, but doesn't feel flimsy. The pans are huge, products yield medium to heavy coverage, and methinks they will last for more than a year even if used on a daily basis.
Blush- dusty peach
Contour- medium, nutty brown with a neutral undertone
The powders, despite their matte formula, yield little fallout only and are fairly easy to blend on the skin; I don't get matte powder streaks and patches on my skin with this one!
POP BEAUTY CONTOUR KIT IN MATTE EFFECT IN ACTION
One layer of the contouring powder
The sculpting powder doesn't turn orange or bronze on my skin; it's true to the pan and sculpts my features naturally!
One layer of the blush
The blush is a muted, warm peach that's best for warm skin tones. On fair skin tones, this shade will warm it up.
One layer of the highlighter on the side of my under eyes to the temple
Hallelujah! Thank God somebody thought of putting a matte highlighter in a cheek palette. I'm more fond of matte highlighters and POP Beauty's version is a wonderful one: it's got the right shade to give my skin a natural lift.
Staying power for the three shades is great at 4-6 hours before they fade. That said, with this product's decent performance and finish, it can even transcend to the PRO makeup realm even if it's made for everyday makeup use.
POP Beauty Contour 101 is a great cheek makeup line; the quality of the products are great, performance is great, and I like the simple idea of introducing two, targeted palettes with universal shades; they pretty much address the major needs of women when it comes to the cheek department, which is the matte effect and luminous effect. Also, I didn't expect that POP Beauty, despite its cutesy nature, produces pro products like this one!
I'm happy with this find and I use it everyday ever since I got it a month ago. Is it too early to say and am I overreacting when I say that I need to get backups ASAP? haha!
POP BEAUTY CONTOUR KIT IN MATTE EFFECT RATING
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