July 30, 2015

DB Cosmetics Contour Kit Review & Swatches

Yes, I have a lot of contour palettes. And yes, I know contouring is no longer cool - it's all about strobing now (and seriously, can we just call it highlighting already?), but this was one contour palette I couldn't pass on and not just because it was less than $10!.

I first spotted the DB Cosmetics Contour Kit ($9.95!) on my Instagram feed. It wasn't available in stores yet, but you could do a pre-order online and of course I did just that. When it arrived, my only regret was not ordering 2 of them as I think these will sell out quickly.

In the kit you get one matte pale yellow highlighter, one mid-toned contour shade, and one shimmer highlighter. The contour shade especially is really good as it won't pull muddy on you, though I'd say for anyone darker than me (NC25), this might not be dark enough for you.
I've been using the Zoeva face brush in 110 to contour with.

Here are some swatches. I do realise the shimmer highlight shade doesn't show up a lot in my swatches, but that's because it's very close to my skintone hence it kind of disappears into it.

One of the questions I get asked quite a lot is how does this compare to the Australis Contour/Highlight palette. I would say quality wise they're both the same. The real difference is in size and number of pans you get. Obviously in the Australis kit you get 6 pans (3 highlight and 3 contour shades), whereas in the DB kit you get 3, and also the Australis contour shades are all darker than the DB ones. But as you can see from my palette below, I only really use the yellow highlighter from the Australis one, and a bit of the centre contour shade as the rest are too muddy for me. So for me personally I prefer the DB kit, but it's purely because their colours suit me better.

L/R: Australis Contour & Highlight Palette, DB Cosmetics Contour Kit

You can get DB Cosmetics from Price Attack and selected pharmacies. Click HERE for stockists.

What do you think of this contour palette? Are you still contouring or is that so yesterday?


  1. You know what? I'm more and more convinced about the fact I need to try Zoeva brushes...

    1. I've only tried one and it's fabulous! Need more! :)

  2. Great post! I haven't tried it yet, but I think I will give it a go..who doesn't love a contour kit or three??? lol
    I would love you to take a look at my blog too.... :)


  3. I wouldn't mind checking this one out. So affordable and only a few shades which is good!

    xo Kat @ Katness

  4. I likey your lippie, do share the brand/shade?

    1. Thank you, it's Maybelline Color Drama lip pencil in Nude Perfection with some clear gloss on top.

  5. Thank you. I went out and have one of my own now. Hadn't tried the Color Drama lip pencils until now, and thanks to you, I've scored a great nude lippie xo



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