[REVIEW] City Color – Contour Effects

Monday, August 10, 2015

It’s strobing era now, but I don’t join the hype hmm not yet. I still prefer contouring to make my face look more dimensional. So, now I want to share my current contour kit that I’ve been using since March.

When I purchased the kit it’s only available in 1 shade, a week after I purchased this, they release the brush too and few weeks later City Color release another shade kit but the color is look more lighter.


City Color Contour Effects
Product description :
“Achieve an ultra defined and sculpted look with Contour Effects palette. True matte contour and bronzer shades work with all skin tones and blend to a seamless shadow. Add a glowing radiance and lift your cheekbones with the shimmer highlight. This velvety smooth formula is a pressed fine powder that allows for light application with serious color payoff. A beauty-blogger favorite, the Contour Effects palette is perfect for both beginners and professionals, and is ideal for all skin types. Includes an easy-to-follow instruction guide.” – taken from here. 

Price on the official website is $13.99 , but I remember this one was on sale and the price was under $10 few months ago. In Indonesia you can find this on online shop with price start from Rp 99.000 – Rp 110.000 .

City Color Contour Effects
The packaging is comes in black matte cardboard magnetic type, and it’s thin. I like the color packaging, black color made it look elegant and professional and not make it looks cheap, but it not sturdy. I once dropped this, and then when I opened it, you can see what happened…
Foto kiriman Indira Wulandari (@aimi269) pada

First time when I received this, above the contour pan was covered up with plastic not the whole packaging.
City Color Contour Effects

 You can see ingredients list on the back and this product only last for 12 months after first time you use this. I’m not sure I can finish this within 12 months since I don’t do full makeup every day especially contouring my face, I only do contouring when I have more free time. 
City Color Contour Effects


I’m sure this contour kit is suitable for beginner as you see on the picture below it show you how to use the contour, bronzer and highlight.
City Color Contour Effects
I follow the instruction written there, but for highlight I only use it above the cheeks because I feel it’s just too shimmery for other area such as above the cupid and brow or maybe because I pick too much product.

This contour kit is powder type. I don't smell something weird from this, it's just like normal smell of product which comes in powder type. When I touch the pan it feel so soft and buttery, some people face major fall out when picked it up with brush but I only see minor fall out (I’m using brush from Jessup) I think it’s depend on the brush. Contour and bronzer are matte and Highlight is shimmery. It’s really pigmented but still easy to blend, but I think its better if you apply it with small amount first and then you can build it up. It's my tips if you are bad at blending *like how I was*, because it won't look natural if you not blend it right.
City Color Contour Effects Swatch

The contour is don't have reddish undertone and I feel it's the right shade for me. Sometimes the bronzer really match my face skintone so it's multifunction so I can use it as bronzer too LOL, it happens when I was having outdoor activity and forget to reapply sunblock. Sometimes I use the bronzer to tone down my foundation and powder color that look too light on me. The contour last for 3 hours on nose area but stay for 9 hours on other area, it's because my nose area is reallyyyyy oily. 

*Will try to show the step or application later, when weather here get better*

What I like :
+ Cheap.
+ The packaging is thin.
+ Suitable for beginner.
+ Super pigmented.
+ Easy to blend.
+ Last long.

What I dislike :
- Not sturdy
- Not travel friendly

RATING: 4/5

Update (31/08/2015) :
I just come back from holiday, and when I see my dressing table this product already broken. Only bronzer left, so sorry I won't be able make step by step tutorial.


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39 komentar

  1. Akhirnya reviewnya dipost juga ya.
    Aku juga belum ikut-ikutan strobing nih, secara mukaku super bulet gini. hehehe
    Reviewnya baguuuss :)

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  2. This sounds lovely! I don't really contour, but this looks like a kit that would be easy to use ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  3. harganya affordable bgt yahh, sayangnya ak g bisa pake ginian haha XD

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    1. belajar biar bisa, ini juga masih kadang2 ribet pakainya haha

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  4. padahal highligtnya ga kelihatan shimmer ya pas di palette hehehe

    www.ofisuredii.com

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    1. iya gak begitu kelihatan di pan-nya ;)

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  5. Wah kebetulan lagi penasaran sama produk city color. Hemat banget ini palette nya. Shimmer, bronzer, contour dalam 1 palette. Nice review Indira :D

    thesillycici.blogspot.com

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    1. iyaaa!
      hemat tempat dan murah banget

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  6. Muraaaaaah.. dibandingkan dengan sleek makeup yang saya punya, ini cukup murah ya..

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    1. aku penasaran pgn cobain yang sleek kak :)

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  7. I love contouring~ i want to try as much contouring products as i can :)
    that shade of contour really does look good though~ i find cool toned browns work the best

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    1. I will buy more contouring products too, especially the cream type. ^^

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  8. ini compact juga ya soalnya ada 3 pan dalam satu produk sekaligus hehe thanks for reviewing!

    bananaydanay.blogspot.com

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    1. iya, tapi rentan banget hancurnya T-T

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  9. aaaa dari lebaran aku udah mikir-mikir pengen beli ini, tapi takut mubazir. tapi murah banget. jadi gimana dong beli nggak ya :/
    cuma highlightnya itu loh putih banget.. mau beli yang contour effects 2 takutnya nggak begitu keliatan warnanya di aku. nggak sabar pengen liat step-by-step sama hasilnya :)

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    1. iya yang highlightnya putih banget, kalau pick up produknya kebanyakan jadi susah ngeblendnya apalagi skintone aku kan medium jadi kayak pakai kapur kalau ngeblend gak bener LOL.

      sorry ya, contour kitnya hancur nih jadi gak bisa nuat step by stepnya :(

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  10. The texture and the colour is really good.. can match to any skin tone..

    http://cre8toneprincess.blogspot.com

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  11. City color have some really nice and budget friendly products and this one sounds very good. Too bad they are broken.

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  12. 12 months is really fast! Is it usually like that?

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  13. i like that it has contour and bronzer colour separately..sadly the contour colour is damaged..

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  14. Oh that looked like such a great palatte. So unfortunate it broke.
    - Heena, www.icynosure.in

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  15. when i saw the picture, i thought you liked it so much you hit the pan so quickly. then it turned out they broke! how did they break just by sitting on your dressing table?

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  16. I've been wanting to find a good contouring palette. I guess this is worth to have a go. =)

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  17. I am not really good at contouring and I am just learning the basics of make up. But I am sure this will be a useful product :)

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  18. the colours looks amazing but how unfortunate its broken :(

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  19. Looks like a great kit, I wouldn't even know where to start with contouring. It's a shame it broke though!

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  20. this actually looks great! im skeptical on that white powder though, its it white or just coming on camera that way?

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  21. I liked the bronzer too bad your palette broke. Hope to come back to your blog again.

    Fatemah Sajwani
    http://whatfatemahsays.com/

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  22. Seems like a good multitasking palette but according to your review, I am not too sure about the bronzer and highlighter!!

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  23. Interesting product but certainly would need some skills to work. Not quite for me, but I can see make up artist having fun with it!

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  24. How was devastating that it fell and its damaged now. Certainly not travel friendly but price wish it is a good one!!

    http://lamodeeternelleetc.blogspot.com.au/

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  25. the color differences are so vast! looks like a good product but not one i would use

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  26. ini yang versi pertama atau kedua? maju mundur mau beli ini takut hasilnya gak bagus

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    1. pertanyaan kamu udah ada jawabannya semua loh di post aku :)

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