They say you can’t reinvent the wheel… but is it possible to make the City Color Cosmetics Contour Effects palettes any better? The answer is yes, because on September 1st, the new packaging for both palettes will be available!
If you’ve been a reader for a while, you know that these are my very favorite contour palettes across budget spectrums. The silky powder and pigmented shades are perfect for beginners and makeup experts alike. If you want to know more about the product and formula itself, plus see swatches, check out my reviews below:
The palettes have received a big makeover though, and while they’re still the same powders we love, they’re getting a way better home. The new packaging is sleek and made of hard plastic with a clip closure, as opposed to the original cardboard palettes with magnetic snaps that were susceptible to dings and falling open. On top of that, while the first palettes had a contouring guide and face chart on the inside, the new palettes house a generous mirror that makes it even better for traveling with on top of its compact size.
What’s most exciting, though, is the fact that the pans are actually slightly larger than the originals, with .20 oz of product in each compared to the old amount of .16 oz.
With more product per pan, sturdier packaging and a large mirror, the price of the palette is only increasing by a few dollars at $16.99 each– though they are on sale for the launch at only $13.99! Still very much a steal, considering their quality.
To refresh your memory, the first Contour Effects Palette has deeper shades that lean just a cent warmer than the Contour Effects Palette 2, which have more every-day shades in cool undertones. With my medium skin, I prefer using the first for more dramatic looks.
The palettes will be available in their new packaging starting September 1st, 2016 on the City Color Cosmetics website— and don’t forget to use the code SlashedBeauty for an extra 10% off your purchase!
What do you think of the new packaging?