The Contouring Series: Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette Review

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A couple of weeks ago, I shared the first post in ‘The Contouring Series’. Now that you know the basics of contouring, I thought I would share a review of one of my favourite, and one of the most popular, budget-friendly contouring palettes, the Ultra Contour Palette from MUR – aka Makeup Revolution.

 

I was actually looking for MUR’s Ultra Cream Contour Palette because cream contouring is easier for beginners. However, when I saw that it was sold out, I noticed how pretty the colours on the powder palette were and knew I had to try it. (I am so glad that I took the chance as I’m so in love!)

 

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Since I picked up the eight-shade powder-based palette from Superdrug, I have had a lot of fun playing around with it. I mean, who doesn’t love adding definition and extra shape to their face?

 

What I like about this palette is that it has three contour shades, three light highlighter shades, and two slightly darker, baked highlighters. The highlighters in this palette are sooo pretty – the striking designs of them remind me of the MUR Blush Palette Golden Sugar.

 

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Two of the highlighter shades have a pink undertone, while the other has a yellow tone to it. The two baked highlighters are both beautiful; one is pearly coloured with golden streaks running through it and the other is soft pink with a subtle silver hue to it. Both of the baked highlighters are shimmer-based, while the other three are matte. As for the bronzer shades, these are all matte brown colours that vary in darkness. What I love about this is that they’re easily blendable so even the darkest shade can be used on pale skin like mine.

 

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Each of the eight powders in the palette are beautifully soft, highly-pigmented and pick up well on my contouring brush. (I use a beautiful Spectrum, mermaid-coloured brush.) What I love about these contouring powders is how soft and buttery they are, making the easy to apply and blend. The butteriness of the powders, makes the palette look and feel a lot more expensive than the £8 it actually costs. (The powders are similar in consistency to that of the Urban Decay contouring powders!)

 

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If you’re looking for a budget-friendly contouring palette that suits pale skin, this MUR palette is a must-have. I still can’t wait to get my mits on the cream version of this, but I am a real fan of this handy little palette. If you haven’t tried it, I urge you to invest, it’s well worth the mere £8 it costs.

Beth Mahoney

Hi! I'm Beth Mahoney, a beauty and lifestyle blogger from Honiton in Devon.

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