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!)
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.
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.
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!)
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.