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REVIEW: e.l.f. Cream Contour Palette

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February 18, 2016

pssst… international giveaway alert at the bottom of this post!

With my depressingly dry skin lately, I’ve been using liquid and cream face products more frequently. I’ve only just started venturing into the world of cream contouring, which I’m loving for when I want a more defined and long-lasting look. Up until now, there had not been many cream contouring products at the drugstore, but that’s changed with the release of the new e.l.f. Cream Contour Palette.

Check out how well the e.l.f. Cream Contour Palette works, plus swatches! | Slashed Beauty

The new palette is housed in the same square 4-pan packaging with a generous interior mirror. Each square of product is a little over an inch wide, so you get a decent amount of each shade as well. With only one shade range available currently, the palette does have three separate bronzers that can work across many skin tones, and a yellow-toned matte highlight.

Swatches of the e.l.f. Cream Contour Palette. Click through to read how it works on my combo skin! | Slashed Beauty

I like to warm these up by swirling my finger in the product before application to get the right consistency for blending. By the time I apply, they’re thin but pigmented with a slick texture that’s great for diffusing with a sponge. Once they dry down, they have a powder finish without any dewiness, but never accentuate my dry patches. They layer very easily and go from subtle to intense quickly, and over my normal foundation stay put for at least 5 hours before fading with my combination skin.

Check out how well the e.l.f. Cream Contour Palette works, plus swatches! | Slashed Beauty

In the picture above, I used the bottom right contour shade with the highlight at the tops of my cheek bones, and added a little color with the NYC Lovatics by Demi Lip & Cheek Tint in Cheeky Berry. I love how natural it looks while really adding shape to my face. The darker shades do lean warm in this palette, which usually isn’t my cup of tea, but is workable when paired with the right blush.

Check out how well the e.l.f. Cream Contour Palette works, plus swatches! | Slashed Beauty

I hope that e.l.f. puts out one more version of this palette with cooler tones to serve even more skin tones. In the mean time, though, this is a workhorse of a palette that places nicely with my combo skin and helps me shape my face with a long lasting contour that can either be subtle for every day, or dramatic as Kim K.

Check out the e.l.f. Cream Contour Palette on their website— it’s only $6 and will hopefully hitting shelves soon in local drugstores.

Join me for my very first international giveaway, featuring my favorite e.l.f. products! Click through to enter. | Slashed Beauty

Hold up: remember when I promised that an international giveaway would happen after New Years? Well here it is! I’m putting together a surprise grab bag of some of my favorite e.l.f. products, both classics and new releases! You can be from anywhere in the world to enter, as long as you follow me on Instagram. Use the widget below to officially enter. The giveaway closes on March 3, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST. Good luck!

Have you tried cream contouring?


19 Responses

  1. polarbelle
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    I’d love to see this in a cool set, like you mentioned. Amazing giveaway!

  2. MadeFromBeauty
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    This looks like a great palette!


  3. Brooke @ Blushing Noir
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    That palette looks amazing! And OMG what a giveaway =O I needs

  4. Kiss & Make-up
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    The result looks great! Not too OTT at all.

  5. CosmetopiaDigest.com
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    I haven’t tried cream contouring products because of my super-oily skin but I absolutely love the finish on you!

  6. Phyrra
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    This looks super dark and warm, definitely not workable on my pale skin. Love your look though!

  7. PrimeBeauty
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    Unfortunately this palette looks too dark for my pale skin.

  8. Kat D
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    I may have tried cream contouring once or twice in my life. I feel like it would be somewhat easier to blend in, especially if I’m using liquid foundation too.

  9. Kim Porter
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    Your contour looks good. I agree with you on elf creating palettes with more cool tone shades.

  10. Rachel Runyan
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    My oily skin doesn’t get along with cream contours. I like e.l.f.’s powder contour palette, though.

  11. Allison @neversaydiebeauty
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    I prefer cream. This is a nice little contour palette for sure!

  12. Frost and Polish
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    I loveeeee e.l.f. products! I use their brushes for the most part but haven’t tried any of their cream products. I will have to try! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  13. Anastasia
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    I’ve been using matte eyeshadows on my brows lately, just too lazy to mess with pomades and gels and such. I do love the look of these though!

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