Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit VS AC On Tour by Australis

contouring and highlighting kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit VS the AC On Tour Contouring and Highlighting Kit – which one should you chose?

Firstly, a little background information on my experiences with the two. I purchases the ABH kit a few months ago now to jump on the contour/kontour bandwagon. I am no contour queen, however now and then I get it right and it looks good – other times it all just ends up blended into my face for no one to notice anyways. I more recently purchased the Australis contouring and highlighting kit because I was so dumbstruck when I finally came across it in store – seriously, I had been looking for this baby since before Christmas and then all of a sudden on a crisp Saturday, there it was. It was also the last one on the shelf making it all so much more dramatic. It felt like it was meant to be.

Do I need two contour kits? God no!… I mean did I also mention I’m partial to a bit of shadowing of the cheekbones with my NYX Taupe blush? But I really wanted to compare the two and weigh up the pros and cons. Best case scenario is that I discover a waaaaay cheaper dupe to the ABH one and have a back up kit to leave at my boyfriends.

Okay – so lets compare the two in regards to packaging, price, availability and first impressions… Continue reading

February Favourites


I have been super lucky lately with the fact that so many of the products I have tried recently have turned out to be major successes. Hence I am back into my monthly favourites with a real bang! February sees quite a range of mostly new (for me) beauty products and also a few rediscoveries. Let’s get into it!! Continue reading

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit – Is It Worth The Hype?

collage text I was crazy excited when my Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit arrived a few weeks ago. This brand is my go to for all things eye brow related, and with their growing popularity along with my general love for a bit of contouring I decided to click buy. It was something I soo didn’t need, but really wanted. The palette looks so pretty and luxurious and if it was going to give me a Kim Kardashian face than why not!?

Warning! It isn’t cheap or that easy to get in NZ. When I went to buy it all my usual online stores either didn’t stock it or were sold out. It is currently in stock on the official site and costs $40.00 USD plus $17.95 USD for standard shipping. That adds up to approx $72 NZ dollars. I was lucky to find a brand new one on a Facebook Makeup sale page for much cheaper – if you’d like to know the page please ask me below =)

Okay, so what is it like and does it live up to all the hype? Short answer……. kind of…….  Continue reading