Pixi Natural Contour Kit

Few weeks a go, I told you all just how much I love Pixi’s Natural Contour Powder in Shape and Shadow.  That is why I was really excited to try their Natural Contour Kit*.

This limited edition palette comes with four flawless face shades and eight essentials eyeshades. Two of the face shades are matte, while two have a slight shimmer to them; five of the eyeshadows are matte and two are shimmery (technically, there are three, since black has a slight shimmer to it, however, it does not show up when applied).

This is how Pixi recommends to use this palette:


1.Blend contour powder into hollows of cheeks, down sides of nose and under jawline
2. Buff-blend bronzing powder onto cheekbones
3.Apply brightening powder to areas you want to enhance (top of cheeks, lids and temples)
4. Use highlighting powder to bring out browbones, cheekbones, and cupid’s bow


1. Apply lid color as a base all over eye
2. Shape & contour with mid-tone coloors, blending into eye socket
3. Use a deep hue to define lash line – use wet or dry
4. Lighten up with matte highlights on browbone & inner corner of eye, then add a a shimmering shade in the center of lid for a glowing, wide-awake effect.


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What I like about this palette:

-it’s a great multitasker that has pretty much everything you need to create a subtle contour/highlight and a defined eye look
-great for natural-looking countour, but it can also be build up to a more intense contour
-the formula is very creamy and smooth (it almost feels like a cream-to-powder) the eyeshadows remind me of Tartelette palette, but these are slightly less pigmented
-it’s a great “everyday” palette
-I love every single one of the eye shadows, there are great crease and base colors in here
-every single color is wearable which means I’ll be getting a lot use out of this beauty

What I don’t like:

-while the packaging is pretty and quite sturdy, I kind of wish that it came with a mirror- it would then be an ideal travel companion
-because the formula is so creamy, you have to be careful not to over-blend the product (especially with the contour shades) otherwise, they can end up looking a bit muddy
-it seems that shimmery shades are a bit more pigmented than the matte ones, which I think is a bit unusual


I think that the keyword to remember with this palette is “Natural”. Even though in my swatches two of the bronzing/contouring shades look a bit dark, once they blended they actually look much more natural. I love how smooth and creamy the formula of these is, I just have to keep in mind not to use heavy blending with the face powders, because they can look a bit chalky, so light-hand is the way to go! Other than that, I love this little palette!

*this post contains a PR sample


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    Kim Petersen
    November 3, 2015 at 11:57 am

    OMG this kit is gorgeous! I love how many cool tones come in the palette as those are my favorite to contour with. Great review!!! XO -Kim

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    November 3, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Really love the shades! :)

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    Kristina Wilde
    November 3, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Might have to go and grab this palette! xo

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    November 3, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I think the shades are so nice and perfect for contouring especially since they don’t look orange like some other contour shades.

    Kelly // Perfect Shade of Mauve

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    Biana Perez
    November 3, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Such a pretty palette! I actually don’t contour that often but I would with this palette! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

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    November 3, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    This palette has a great selection of neutral shade eye shadows. Love the contour powders too, they look pigmented!

    Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

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    Linda Libra Loca
    November 3, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    It looks like a nice selection of colors for a beginner, very good if you don’t have too much in your kit already.

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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      Paula @
      November 5, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      I also really love how natural and subtle these are, I don’t think it’s too easy to find such natural-looking powders when it comes to contour and definition products.

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    Liz | Lipstick & Confetti
    November 3, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    This palette has a great selection of shades! Great review :)

    xo, Liz

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    Jodie Vernon
    November 3, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    It looks like an amazing all round palette, and the shades look gorgeous! I think I could live with the few negatives for the far more positives!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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    November 3, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Wow this palette looks amazing! I’ve never actually tried anything from pixi but it looks like a great brand! Great post ♥

    Our Blog//FloralsAndCoralsx

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    Velvet Blush
    November 3, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    I’ve never heard of this palette before but the swatches look great! I’ve been after a more natural contour product for a while so the formula of these and the shade range sounds perfect :)

    Velvet Blush

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    Dora Toubanaki
    November 3, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Its my first time seeing this brand! Looks promising!

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    November 3, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    I haven’t seen this brand before, but would love to try it out one day!

    lisa | lisaxbeauty

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    November 3, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Great review, as always! I’ve been looking for a natural face contouring palette. The one I had my eye on was the Sephora Smashbox palette, but it was a bit pricey so I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for others! How much does it cost? It looks wonderful!


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      Paula @
      November 5, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks Savannah! This one is $24.00 you can find it at Target. I love how natural-looking it is, too!

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    Danielle Beautyblog
    November 3, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Loving the look of this palette! The eyeshadow shades especially! I really want to try more from Pixi!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

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    November 3, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Gorgeous, I’ve never heard of this brand and will check it out!

    Also – which YSL brush is that? It’s absolutely gorgeous! Do you recommend it? x

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    Chaste and Beautiful
    November 3, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    This seems like a nice contour kit and I love the pigmented swatches plus that brush looks beautiful!

    Chaste &

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    November 3, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    I’m not much of a contour girl but you just made me want to purchase them and possibly start contouring HAHA:) thanks for sharing you have a lovely blog. Do you want to support each others blog by following each other? Please let me know so I can follow you right back:)


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    Creme Rose
    November 4, 2015 at 1:37 am

    This sounds great! Will check this palette out and the swatches are beautiful! :)

    x Arwa |

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    Sara Fleming
    November 4, 2015 at 7:29 am

    I love Pixi, this kit looks incredible!

    Sara – She Who Is Short

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    Life of Jules
    November 4, 2015 at 7:30 am

    I’ve been looking for some type of a creamier contour than the one I already have. I’ve heard great things about this brand overall so I might have to give this a try!

    ♡ Jules |

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    November 4, 2015 at 8:20 am

    I’m not sure how I feel about the face colours as I am darker, I don’t think they’d suit me so much. They do look creamy and pigmented, however, which is always a plus! I’ve only tried Pixi’s eye makeup which have been great so far so it’s no surprise this palette is pretty good too.

    Nabihah | The Sunday Wardrobe

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      Paula @
      November 5, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      Oh yes, this is definitely suited for lighter skin tones, I wish it came in different shades! I think it’s really difficult to find a good contour powder/kit that looks natural on skin tones, that’s why I’m loving this one so much!

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    November 4, 2015 at 9:20 am

    I know the brand but I’ve never tried their products! From the swatches the pigmentation is quite good :)

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    Lucie Loves It
    November 4, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Oh wow this looks absolutely beautiful! The shades look right up my street! Found your blog from Alina ( beauty with charm ) and you have a new follower here :) x

    Lucie –

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    November 4, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Love the shades ♥

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    November 4, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Really like the look of this – especially the face shades. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    November 5, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Love all these colors!

    Rachel x

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    Paula @
    November 5, 2015 at 11:37 am


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    Kelly Decker-Hutson
    November 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I’m new to contouring. Can someone please explain how to use this palette?

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      Paula @
      November 7, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      Hey Kelly, see this tutorial to see how to contour with powders The dark face powders in this palette are for contouring and lighter ones are for highlighting. This particular palette has powders that are very natural-looking so they won’t look too intense on your skin tone, which means that they are great for a beginner or someone who prefers a natural-looking contour! ;)

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        Kelly Decker-Hutson
        November 7, 2015 at 6:24 pm

        Thank you!! Watching now!!

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    Shayah Isabella
    November 9, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    It’s so pretty! I love matte anything and earthy / natural tones just give me all the feels. I wish Pixi was more available where I’m located. Xx

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    April 19, 2016 at 6:44 am

    How does the contour shade in the palette compare to Pixi’s individual contour shade? Thanks in advance!!

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      April 19, 2016 at 7:43 am

      I’m guessing that you mean the Natural Contour Powder in Shape and Shadow? The Shape and Shadow is slightly cooler and completely matte- the contour shade in the palette has more of a sheen finish, but both work really well with lighter skin tones.

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      Paula @
      April 19, 2016 at 8:51 am

      I’m guessing that you mean the Natural Contour Powder in Shape and Shadow? The Shape and Shadow is slightly cooler and completely matte- the contour shades in the palette have a bit of a sheen finish, but both work really well with lighter skin tones.

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        April 19, 2016 at 9:51 am

        Yes, that’s exactly the one that I meant…sorry for not being more specific/ direct from the get-go, & thanks so much for your super speedy reply! I only came across your blog when looking for reviews/swatches on the palette (after seeing it on clearance on the Pixi site) & have already enjoyed several posts, esp as I too am quite fair skinned. I have a contour powder that I LOVE – the Kevyn Aucoin; I actually wrote you about it under your post re: the Pixi Natural Contour Powder – but suppose I’m wanting to make sure there isn’t a more budget-friendly option before I sign on for lifelong repurchases of the Kevyn Aucoin:). That said, if I try several less pricey items they will add up to if I had just gone for the KA in the first place, so Having tried several pre-KA that were okay but not great for me, I’m being super selective about trying any others, especially if I can’t first swatch them &/or don’t have the option to return. Decisions, decisions. I did also just received a contour face palette (light/medium version; 4 pans comprised of highlight, blush, bronzer, & contour) in my Pop Sugar Must Have box – by a new brand “ISH”- & though I’ve only given it one go beyond swatching, the contour shade may very well be in the running for runner-up to my beloved KA Sculpting Powder, albeit in the end I’m not sure if the palette’s retail price will make it much less than the KA. ah well. Thanks again for the quick reply! I look forward to checking out more of your blog:)

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