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NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette

BY NYX #3 in Contouring Kits

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars57%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.38 / 5 based on 4,242 Reviews

Product Description

Define your features like a pro with our refillable highlight and contour palette! Each set includes eight customizable highlighting and contouring shades perfect for emphasizing your favorite features. When it's time to swap out a pan or two you can find the palette's Pro Singles here.


Talc, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Boron Nitride, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Lauroyl Lysine, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate

May Contain:

Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850).  

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NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette
NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette
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Gwynedolyn P.
Gwynedolyn P.
Union City, CA
16 reviews
I use this palette on the daily! The two things I love most about it are the contour colors and the banana powder. The contour colors are definitely amazing to use on your face and it gives the definition you need to create a sharp contour. I like mixing my contours to give my face a different look. I love how the contour colors give you options for looks-- whether it be for day or night looks. I use the darkest color for night looks and the lighter shades for everyday. The banana powder I LOVE! Sets my concealer beautifully! The only thing I'm not impressed with are the highlighters. Not great for my skin tone and when I try to work with it or pair it with another highlighter, it wears off pretty quickly... probably after an hour or two. I love highlighting and this was upsetting. I do love that you can pop out the colors and refill whatever you need. I also replaced one of the highlighters with a matte blush instead since I don't care too much about the highlighters. I did love the palette though and bought one for my niece for her birthday! Hopefully, another palette comes out to be more deep/olive skin tone friendly.
Erin H.
Erin H.
Tannersville, PA
26 reviews
I own pretty much every contour kit on the market. From high end to drug store, this is by far my favorite one!! I thought nothing could beat my Kat Von D shade and light palette, but, I WAS WRONG!!! From the smooth, creamy texture of the powders, to the blendability and pigmentation, this is by far the best kit on the market and it works for so many skin tones! I'm on my second one of these now and I loved my first, but, they actually redid a few shades and now I love it even more! All of the contours are matte now, and, they are the perfect colors for creating shadow and dimension on your face!! The highlights are amazing, by far my favorite of any kit, and leave such a beautiful, smooth airbrushed finish! And the Illuminators, OMG!! Ice queen, the lighter, silver toned highlight is pry my all time fave highlighter! It leaves such a gorgeous glow to the skin! If I could, I would give it 10 stars! And at half the price of any other high end contour kit, you can not beat the price!
kelsey m.
kelsey m.
Surrency, GA
34 reviews
So a little while back I decided to give the contour thing a try but I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg on a palette when I didn't really know what I was doing. So to dip my feet into the water I decided to give the NYX Contour Palette a try. I ordered mine from Ulta.com and received free shipping (a bonus right!). Plus the great think about Ulta is they run sales all the time and ALWAYS on NYX products! Like buy one get one half off and then they always have a $3.50 coupon which you could apply too! I love the variety of shades in this palette. They have cool tones and warm tones. As well as shades that will work for a variety of skin tones. The Palette comes with four highlight and four contour shades. And a cool thing about this palette is you can depot the shades and put them in a Z Palette if you wish. Plus the shades have great pigmentation. So the next time you're in your local Ulta, and see this palette pick it up! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised just like me!!
Jordyn G.
Jordyn G.
Harrisburg, PA
63 reviews
Ok, so I have a love/hate relationship with this nyx contour palette so I will go through all of the pros and cons. For reference, my skin tone is tan to deep that's oily.

1. a variety of color choices
2. you can move the pans around (I moved the contour shades together so I remember which is which)
3. VERY pigmented
4. for the most part easy to blend
5. one of the cheapest contour kits on the market
1. a lot of fall out
2. USE A LIGHT HAND- if your not careful you could put way to much on your face
3. for all of the 8 different shades, I really only use about 3 or 4
4. it doesn't wear for very long

Overall, this is a very nice contour palette for a great price. If your new to contouring, this is perfect because you get a lot of shades to experiment with. The only thing i can say is that I wished it wore for a bit longer. I use a lot of setting spray, but even then I find that it doesn't last as long as others I've tried. But still, great product!!
Merit B.
Merit B.
Encinitas, CA
50 reviews
I was pleasantly surprised with this palette, especially for the price! In the day and age of YouTube make-up mavens and Kim Kardashians, contouring has finally come to the mainstream and allows the average Joe affordable options. The color selection is great, but I would recommend for light-medium complexions only. I've seen mixed reviews on the yellow shade ranging from too strong to not enough pigment. I exclusively use this to mask the blue under my eyes so it works perfectly for my needs. Some of the reviews label the contouring shades as too dark for fair skin, but if your are using this in conjunction with a decent foundation it does the job quiet well. I've used this with fair skin and now into a medium with my summer tan and have found it to be a great way to make a flawless face in under five minutes.
Alex B.
Alex B.
5 reviews
This is the only powder contour I use. I love the colors on the bottom row; they're so pigmented and a little goes a long way. Although I think the bottom row of colors are great, I gave this 3 stars because 1) The top row of colors I'm not a fan of at all and never use. On my skin tone, the top row of colors leaves me looking ashy and the undertones don't compliment me. I tried baking with the 3rd color from the left and that was a complete fail and 2) The bottom colors are all dark browns and it would've been nice if they weren't all so dark for those fairer beauties out there. I feel like the shade difference between the top row and bottom row is very wide. In my opinion, it seems like only fairer people could use the top and people of color could only use the bottom. Just my two cents :)
Megan S.
Megan S.
East Ellijay, GA
17 reviews
This palette was is great if you just getting into contouring or want to try for bronzers. The top row is perfect for setting your under eye, and the then the shimmer color is a great highlight even on fair skin. The second row is has your darker shades to use to contour. I have tried just about each shade and was pleased, however some of the darker shades are darker for fair skin so the littlest amount goes along way. I recommend this palette to everyone. The one thing I wish is that it had refillable options like the Kat Von D, I have hit pan on a few shades, and am trying to hold off before buying another palette. If you could buy shades individually and put back in the palette that would take this to the next level. I will still buy this and use it though, great price and product.
Justine L.
Justine L.
West Boylston, MA
31 reviews
I use this palette almost every day. I love the third contour shade, which is called sculpt if you look on the back. And I love the banana shade the third shade in, to highlight underneath my eye and also to set my concealer. Although I do love that banana powder what I don't like about it is it has a weird bumpy texture. I don't know if it is just mine but that's the only complaint I have for this palette. Other than that this palette is awesome in the first row there is an actual glows highlight you can use to highlight for your cheekbones and it's absolutely beautiful. This palette can work for mostly every skin skin tone because there's a really deep contour shade for deeper skin tones and a light contour shade for fair skin tones, same with the highlight colors.
This is one of my favorite pallets. The highlighter is my go too and the other powders are good for setting powder under my eyes. And I also love the variety of colors for contour.

You can take out one of the colors and buy a new one if you need
Amazing pigment
Variety of colors

Can't think of any except that I wouldn't recommend taking a color out of it's still full because I broke my highlighter by trying to pop it out

Update I was able to fix the highlighter
To fix any powder makeup
Crush up all powder in the container till it's very fine
Than put some rubbing alcohol and smoothie out product
Grab a coin put into tissue and press the powder down and soak up excess rubbing alcohol
Lastly let it dry overnight
And there you go good as new
Miami, FL
150 reviews
Me gusta el amor gustan esta paleta. Cuando primero comencé a contornear usé a Anastasia Beverly las Colinas un y luego un poco después nyx salieron con éste. Yo debería acabar de esperar y he salvado mi dinero porque esta paleta es tanto mejor que Anastasia un. Esto tiene más sombras, y aún 2 toques de luz que Anastasia uno no trabajaba para mí. Esto también tiene el contorno diferente / bronzer las sombras que son perfectas para mi tono de piel clara. Yo no podía ser un poco más feliz con esta paleta. Cada uno definitivamente tiene que intentarlo. El único inconveniente de ello es las consecuencias cuando usted baña el cepillo en. Otro que esto es muy pigmentado y asombroso. ¡5 estrellas!
Elizabeth R.
Elizabeth R.
316 reviews
Would this be a good starter for contour? I have never contoured before and I'm kind of scared to waste money on a high-end product if I'm not going to know how to use it LOL.
Paola B.
Paola B.
45 reviews
I'm looking for a contouring palette that is affordable but good quality. I have fair skin so bad makeup up shows right away. How good is this contouring palette? Recommend or...?
Ana G.
Ana G.
Canby, OR
139 reviews
Can you get this at a drugstore?
Amber W.
Amber W.
Exeter, CA
9 reviews
Is the cream contour hard to use? I have been wanting to learn how to contour but I don't know if I should start with a cream one or a powder one. Is this worth buying if i have never contoured before?
Deidre O.
Deidre O.
Irvington, NJ
190 reviews
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