Essence Shape Your Face Contouring Palette

Essence Shape Your Face Contouring Palette

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the fact that Essence have finally came out with their own contouring palette!

WTBIMG_0391If you’re new to contouring then the Essence Shape Your Face Contouring Palette is a really good palette to start with as the colors are very subtle and easy to work with. Contouring and highlighting really became such a huge beauty trend so I was really glad when I found out that Essence have released a palette of their own. Also – if you aren’t 100% sure on contouring, there’s a cute little guide on the back of the palette to show you where to apply the different shades.

WTBIMG_0398WTBIMG_0400Overall I really liked this palette and for only R76.95 it’s a definite steal! Included in this palette is a matt bronzer shade, a highlighter and a peachy blush.

The bronzer worked well on my skin however I found myself having to apply a few strokes to really get that defined contour. When I did it blended really nice with the tone of my skin.

The highlighter for me was quite a disappointment and I don’t think I’d miss it if it weren’t there. It’s a powdery matt shade and I kind of was hoping for a shimmer highlighter.

As for the blush, it actually looks more orange than it really is on the skin but it’s a lovely peachy, gold tinted blush. I’ve never had or used a blush in this shade before and I liked the way it looked on my skin. The bronzer together with the blush looks so nice together!

If you’re interested in giving this contouring palette a try, it’s available at most Clicks and Dischem Pharmacies stores.




  1. Melanie Sillifant
    June 13, 2016 / 1:38 PM

    Such a nice post. I really wanted to get that palette, but after looking at the highlight I felt the same and the orange blush scared me away. Maybe one day I’ll be brave enough and try it. Lots of love

    • June 13, 2016 / 2:50 PM

      Yeah I’m not going to lie that highlighter was such a let down but the other colors are great otherwise 🙂 I suppose I just really liked how it warmed up my face (especially with the dull, winter skin!)


  2. Meg
    June 14, 2016 / 12:54 PM

    I bought this palette about 2 weeks ago. For my skin tone, it works wonderfully. Really am impressed with it. Ps, first time contouring so this worked out quite well for me.

    • June 14, 2016 / 3:56 PM

      Hey Meg 🙂

      I’m so happy to hear it works for someone else as well! Your contouring skills will definitely improve the more you do it.


  3. Bianca
    July 4, 2016 / 11:46 AM

    I purchase it any advice on brushes that i should be using

    • What The Blog
      July 4, 2016 / 12:56 PM

      Hi Bianca

      I used the Essence powder brush to contour with and the Essence blush brush to highlight and blush with. Hope that helps xx

    • July 6, 2016 / 9:19 AM

      Hey Bianca

      I used the Essence powder brush to contour with and I used the Essence blush brush to blush and highlight with.


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