NYX Highlight and Contour PRO Palette Review

AAAYYYLLO! I was so excited to try the NYX Highlight and Contour PRO Palette and well, not excited once I got it in the mail:

Verdict: 1 out of 5 stars for it's intended purpose, 4 out of 5 stars for powder quality and product versatility.

Maybe one day the drugstore will figure out how to do contour powders! I have found a pretty great dupe for the ultimate contour powder, the Kevyn Aucoin sculpting powder that I'm excited to do a post on. It only costs $3, but it's not actually marketed as a contouring powder. I've had to get creative to find an affordable and widely available option for you guys!

Anyway, here are some swatches so you can see what I meant in the video:

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I really do think these are nice highlighters. For some reason they don't excite me that much, maybe because I'm so annoyed with the contour powders, it's tainting the whole thing? The powders are smooth and lovely shades.

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Okay I swatched the ideal-for-most-caucasian-people contour powder, The Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder, first as a reference. Do you see how in comparison the NYX powders just look very red or orange or DARK (hello #4? yowza.) 

Anyway, this product was so disappointing to me, as the colors looked pretty taupey and wearable online. But again, those first two make pretty nice drugstore bronzers, and they all make nice brown eyeshadows. 

What do you guys think? Is this something you would want to try? Did you have a different experience? Also, HAVE YOU FOUND DRUGSTORE CONTOURING PRODUCTS THAT YOU LIKE? Help a sister out. 

See you next time!