Black Radiance True Complexion Contour Palettes Review





For Christmas, I got the Black Radiance True Complexion Contour Palette from Walgreens (it was about $8 after tax. Thanks Dad!). I've used it pretty much every day since then, and I've also purchased the palette in Light - Medium for my kit (so I can definitely give y'all an in depth review). When I purchased the Light-Medium palette, it had a coupon on it for $2 off so that was even better.







This is the Medium - Dark Kit, and each kit has 3 powder shades: Contour (the darkest shade), Sculpt (a skintone powder shade), and then a Highlight shade (a shimmery gold highlight). It should be noted that the contour shade in the Medium - Dark kit has a red undertone. 




Left: Light-Medium Right: Medium-Dark



I like to use a angled blush brush (ELF has a great one for $4. I think I paid $3 for it in store at CVS) to apply and blend out the contour shade, my Morphe M509 to apply the sculpt shade, and then either my Anastasia Beverly Hills #23 Brush or Sonia Kashuk Duo Fibre Fan Brush to apply the highlight shade. 



I mainly apply the contour shade just under my cheekbone, along my jawline, and on the sides of my forehead. The sculpt shade I typically use under my eyes, on my chin, and




iPhone Selfie, where I only used the palette to contour.




When I picked out the kit in Walgreens, I wasn't sure if I needed the Light-Medium Kit or the Medium - Dark Kit because the contour shade looked a bit dark. I'm glad that I went with Medium-Dark though, because the contour shade blends out well (and the contour shade in Light-Medium is too close to my skintone to be useful to me as a contour shade). I could definitely work with the highlight shade in the Light-Medium palette, but that's about it. For reference, I wear Kat Von D's Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Deep 74 (I've also been matched to NW45/47 at MAC. Check out my other foundation matches in this post here). I feel like this palette would also work well for somebody who is a couple of shades darker than me, and hopefully they release another one for women in darker skintones. #Melanin




I will say that all of the shades in this palette are rather pigmented, and they are easy to blend. I like to use this palette on it's own when I'm going for a more natural contour, and over cream contour when I'm doing a full on beat. 




Here are some comparison swatches of the Light-Medium Kit, and the Medium-Dark Kit. 




Left to Right: Contour, Sculpt, Highlight. L= Light-Medium and M= Medium-Dark




If you're curious about contouring, or are looking for an inexpensive powder contour kit, definitely pick this palette up. I really don't think you can beat this deal, since it's about $8 and you get three shades (which are pigmented, good quality, and easy to blend). 




You can see the Black Radiance True Complexion Contour Palette in action in some of my recent makeup tutorials, like my Colourpoppin' Telepathy Tutorial








If you have any questions, leave me a comment below and I'll get back to you. Also let me know if you want me to do a highlight / contour video just using this palette (without using cream products to contour underneath).




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