Today I am going to do a really quick review on the new limited edition Australis AC on Tour Contouring & Highlighting Kit.
I purchased this kit from Priceline here in Australia but I believe it is available from anywhere that stocks Australis products. The cost of this kit is $16.95 and you get three highlight shades and three contour shades.
I have heard people are having trouble finding this in stock still but I have also heard that it is due to be re-stocked again in the coming weeks so keep an eye out for it if you are interested in getting it as it is limited edition.
The packaging is made from black plastic that is fairly sturdy, there are six pans inside and no mirror which is unfortunate, I would have preferred to see a mirror inside but this is not a deal breaker for me.
This palette is supposed to be a dupe for the more expensive Anastasia Beverly Hills contour palette which I don’t have but by looking at pictures they do look very similar.
Shade descriptions – Top Row – Left to Right
First Shade – Matte pink toned highlight
Second Shade – Matte yellow toned highlight
Third Shade – Shimmer pink toned highlight
Bottom Row – Left to Right
First Shade – Matte neutral brown
Second Shade – Matte cool toned brown
Third Shade – Matte warm toned brown
The formula on these powders is very smooth and creamy. They blend out fairly easily and are very pigmented so I have to use a light hand with any of the contour shades as I am very pale.
I love to mix the two matte highlight shades together and use them to set my under eye concealer. I do not find the powders to settle into the fine lines under my eyes, they last all day and give a lovely subtle highlight effect. These two shades are definitely my favourites from the whole kit.
The shimmery pink highlight shade is nice but definitely not my favourite highlighter. It is not too overpowering so is nice for an every day look and the pink tone is perfect for fair skinned girls. I like this highlighter but I prefer a more intense champagne shade highlighter for most of my makeup looks.
The first contour shade I haven’t got a lot of use out of as I find it looks quite muddy on my pale skin tone. The middle shade is a nice cool toned shade for contouring but I also find this one to look a bit muddy on me if I am not careful with it. These shades may be better for medium to dark skin tones and if you are fair I suggest being careful with these two by using a light hand when applying.
The third contour shade is very warm toned and surprisingly actually suits me the best out of the three but only if used for bronzing not contouring. Again it is very pigmented and I have to use a light hand with it.
Overall I think this is a great palette and would make a great addition to any makeup lovers kit at an affordable price. Despite not being a huge fan of the contour shades I think this palette was worth the money for the highlight shades alone. The contour shades will still be a great addition to my professional makeup kit as I am sure they will be great for many other skin tones despite them not looking that great on me.
Let me know if you have tried this palette and what your thoughts are on it and/or if you also have the Anastasia palette and how you think they compare, I would love to hear your thoughts.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All products were purchased by me with my own money.