A while back, I was sent the Youngblood Contour Palette to try out. I had never tried anything from Youngblood (which is a mineral cosmetics company) before and with my recent “learn how to contour” obsession, I was totally open to giving this contour palette a trial run and review.
This palette retails for $47 and is said to work for all skin tones. I’m not sure how accurate that is, because I don’t see these shades showing up well on skin that’s even a little bit darker than mine, but hey, I could be wrong! With that being said, I do think it’s a good option for my fellow fair skinned folk who don’t want to get too far out of the comfort zone with contouring.
I’m sure you can see where my hesitation as far as working for darker skin tones comes in with the swatches above. All three highlight shades just barely show up on my skin. I wouldn’t use these for the more “in your face” cheekbone, nose and cupid’s bow highlight that I like, however they are great for setting my concealer under my eyes and adding a little extra brightness to my forehead and chin area.
As for contouring, the shades in this kit are a bit too warm to imitate a shadow, which is what I aim for with a true contour, however they work perfectly as a more natural, bronzey contour when I’m not trying to go all out with “carving” my cheekbones or jawline. Just in general, they are great bronzer colors for my fair skin. They also blend out super nicely, so you don’t end up with contour gone wrong!
Overall, I would recommend this for fair skinned ladies who want to ease their way into contouring and are not looking for a super defined, shadowy looking contour. I’d say this palette is much more suited for someone who just wants to add a bit of warmth and brightness to the face.
Are you into contouring?