Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NYX // Highlight & Contour Pro Palette


Trenutno jedan od najvecih trendova kozmetickih kuca su upravo ove palete za konturisanje u prahu. Od kada je izasla Anastasia Beverly Hills paleta, pomama po YouTube-u i blogovima je pocela, a ja sam je bezbroj puta stavljala i vadila iz korpe na njihovoj stranici. Na kraju je zdrav razum prevagnuo i nisam htjela riskirati troskove carine na svakako veliku svotu novca za paletu i postarinu. Nedavno sam vidjela i da je NYX izbacio svoju verziju, ali ono sto nisam ocekivala je da ce tako brzo biti dostupna da se poruci i kod nas na Alexandar Cosmetics. Jedan dan sam krenula sa namjerom da narucim Tame and Frame kremu za obrve, ali sam onda ugledala paletu i nisam mogla da odolim.

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One of the biggest trends of cosmetics companies currently are these powder contour palettes. Ever since Anastasia Beverly Hills launched their own, the craze began on YouTube and all over make up blogs. I went through many cycles of adding it to my cart and taking it out. In the end, I didn't cave and order it since I was too worried about the amount of customs I'd be charged for something that already costs a lot of money to be purchased and shipped. Recently I saw that NYX came out with their own version, but what I didn't expect is how fast it would be available in Bosnia on the Alexandar Cosmetics webshop. One day I wanted to order the Tame and Frame Brow Pomade, but then I saw the palette and I couldn't resist.




U ovoj paleti mozete pronaci 8 razlicitih nijansi, koje na zalost nemaju imena i koje se vrlo lako mogu izvaditi iz palete. Jedina zamjerka koju imam je to sto ih je nekoliko, tacnije tri sa blagim shimmerom (prva i zadnja u gornjem redu + druga u donjem), a ja bih vise voljela da je to rezervisano samo za ovu najsvijetliju koja pruza bas savrsen highlight. Osim toga, mozete primjetiti da je vecina tamnih nijansi toplog podtona sto teoretski ne prilici dobrom i uspjesnom konturisanju buduci da je citava poenta kreirati sjene na licu, a svi znamo da sjene nisu boje cokolade. Ali dovoljna je samo jedna da odgovara, a za mene je to treca po redu. Ostale se mogu koristiti u svrhu bronzera i ja zadovoljna.

Ono sto me pozitivno iznenadilo je velicina i pigmentacija. Iako je ovo neka najbezbolnija varijanta palete za konturisanje sto se novcanika tice, ipak i nije jefitna tako da je lijepo znati da je tu prisutna odredjena doza kvaliteta i da novac nije uzalud potrosen. Ono sto sam ja primjetila je da se tamnije nijanse bas i ne daju pretjerano blendati na kozi tako da preporucujem da krenete sa jako malo proizvoda na kistu i onda dodajete vise po potrebi.

Swatcheve svake nijanse necu ukljuciti jer sam odlucila kreirati look koristeci palettu kako na licu, tako i na ocima. Smatram da je to puno vise korisno nego da vam pokazujem cize na rukama. U slucaju da vas zanima kako sam postigla look, ili ako zelite vidjeti paletu u akciji, na samom dnu mozete pogledati i tutorijal u obliku videa.

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In this palette you'll find 8 different shades, which unfortunatelly don't have names. They can be removed and rearranged very easily. The only complaint I have is the fact that a few of them, or three to be exact, are shimmery (top row: first and last + bottom row: second), whereas I'd like for that to be the case with the lightest one only - which provides a perfect highlight for the face. Apart from that, you can see that most of the contour shades have a warm undertone. Theoretically, this doesn't suit a good contour, since the whole point is to mimic shadows on the face, and we all know shadows aren't chocolate brown. But, it only takes one good fit, and for me that would be the third one in the bottom row. The rest can be used as bronzers and I'm happy with that. 

I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of product and the pigmentation. Even though this is one of the cheapest palettes on the market, it still isn't really cheap... So it's nice to know that there's a certain dose of quality involved and that your money wasn't wasted. What I've noticed is that the contour shades aren't extremely blendable on the skin, so I recommend starting with a small amount and adding on more product as you see fit.

I won't be including any swatches because I decided to create a look using this palette on both my face and my eyes. I figured that would be a lot more useful that just showing you stripes of color on my arm. In case you're interested in finding out how I created the look, or if you want to see the performance of the shades in action - there will be a video tutorial at the very end of the post.








Da li ste vi probali ovu paletu i da li uopste primjenjujete tehnike konturisanja kada se sminkate?
Hvala sto ste proveli malo svog vremena samnom!

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Have you tried this palette and are you even in the habit of highlighting and contouring when you do your make up? Thanks for spending some time with me!