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Jan 09 2017

Jesse’s Girl Highlight & Contour Kit – a Beginner’s Try!

Disclaimer: PR Sample. See bottom.

Jesse's Girl Highlight & Contour palette swatches review on BeautyJudy

I’ve avoided contouring like the plague.

Highlighting? Love it. I do it everyday. But contouring? It scares the bejeezus out of me! You’ve seen me – I’m pale AF!

When I had the opportunity to try out the Jesse’s Girl Highlight & Contour palette, I decided this was a sign that I needed to overcome my fear and give contouring a go. To be honest, I’d been thinking about it a lot lately because as I’m a bit heavier than I’d care to be right now, I feel like contouring would help me accentuate the parts of my face that are naturally accentuated when I’m thinner. So there you go. Total honesty.

Jesse's Girl Highlight & Contour palette swatches review on BeautyJudy

The palette has eight pans. Four contour shades and four highlight shades. I treat the four shades on the bottom as contour shades, but the third from the left on top is a correcting shade for me, because of my redness. The other three in that row are highlighters for me. Here are some arm swatches:

Jesse's Girl Highlight & Contour palette swatches review on BeautyJudy

The beauty about a palette like this is it’s only $12.99, so I don’t feel bad experimenting with it, because it’s not costing me an arm and a leg.

So what happened when I experimented? Well, obligatory “pre-anything” face:

Jesse's Girl Highlight & Contour palette swatches review on BeautyJudy

Then I added foundation:

Jesse's Girl Highlight & Contour palette swatches review on BeautyJudy

Aaaaaaah, much gooder.

And here I am, all decked out like one of them YouTube videos…

Jesse's Girl Highlight & Contour palette swatches review on BeautyJudy
Jesse's Girl Highlight & Contour palette swatches review on BeautyJudy

I actually used the yellow shade under my eyes. I dabbed with a blending brush some of the bottom left contour shade, and got to blending. I also added some contour under my chin, to shadow my turkey gobbler (aka, double chin).

After I blended, I added the top left highlighter with a highlighting brush:

Jesse's Girl Highlight & Contour palette swatches review on BeautyJudy

I added highlighter on top of my cheeks, dabbed on my chin, dabbed above my upper lip, along the bridge of my nose and on my forehead.

Finished look:

Jesse's Girl Highlight & Contour palette swatches review on BeautyJudy
Jesse's Girl Highlight & Contour palette swatches review on BeautyJudy

Here are the deets from the back of the package:

Jesse's Girl Highlight & Contour palette swatches review on BeautyJudy

With the results in, I have to say, what the hell was I so scared of?! I went out the house with this as my face and added a lipstick. It couldn’t have been more simple.

The powders in this palette are pigmented, and easy to blend.

I will definitely repurchase this palette. I keep my makeup and nail polish in my beauty office, but I have a select few products – mascara, blush, foundations – that I keep in an organizer on my jewelry armoire because I use them everyday. This is the latest addition to that organizer.

You can pick up the Highlight & Contour palette for $12.99 on the Jesse’s Girl site here, Amazon.com or Rite Aid!

What do you think of this palette? Something you’re interested in? Do you contour/highlight?

Disclaimer: I received the Jesse’s Girl Highlight & Contour palette for honest consideration. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • http://glamorable.com/ Anastasia

    Girl, you rock that contour! I seriously love your results, your skin looks so natural!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Anastasia! It really gave me confidence, too!

  • http://www.notesfrommydressingtable.com/ Erika

    This looks like a very nice palette and you did great for your first foray.

    • BeautyJudy

      It definitely is, and definitely something I will buy when I run out!

      • http://www.notesfrommydressingtable.com/ Erika

        When you’ll buy it, for yourself when it runs out, that is the sign of something good.

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda | SlashedBeauty.com

    It’s such a great palette and the shades look great on you!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Miranda!

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    Girl!!! You contoured like a total pro!!! Great job. Isn’t this a wonderful palette? And what a great price. Top quality. You did an awesome job!

    • BeautyJudy

      LOL Thanks!!! I love it. I am always impressed with JG price point and quality.

  • http://www.primebeautyblog.net PrimeBeauty

    Definitely worth a try!

    • BeautyJudy

      Agreed!

  • marciaf

    You did a great job showing us the steps. My blog partner has this to review and I might ask for it after.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Marcia, yes you should check it out for sure!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Thanks for the cute tutorial!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks for checking it out!!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Very well done! I love how you took us through step by step. A lovely subtle look, but it definitely gave wonderful dimension to your face.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you, Allison! I was really pleased with how easy it was and how well the powders blended!