I know i haven’t done one of these posts in ages but i think I’ve found the perfect products to compare. If you didn’t know you would probably think they were the same product, I actually never meant to find this product i just came upon it one day when i was in New Look and i had a light bulb moment that it looked so much like the Smashbox Contour Palette.
First, we have the inexpensive option Pure Colour Contour Palette, which is only £5.99 from New Look and to be honest, I really can’t see much difference between this palette and the Smashbox palette. They are both finely milled powders, both feel really silky and smooth. The only real difference I can see is that the contour shade in the New Look palette is a bit cooler than the Smashbox one which to be honest is actually better because when contouring you want a really cool toned brown to create that shadow. Both Palettes come with 3 colours: a contour powder, a bronzer and highlighter both of which are yellow toned.
The Smashbox Step by Step Contour Kit (Full Review Here) is £35 comes in 3 different colours: a deep brown contour which isn’t super cool toned but still makes a great contour, a bronze and yellow toned highlighter. This is my contour of choice when doing makeup its either this or Harmony by MAC that I will use. The only real difference to this palette is that it comes with a small angled brush to apply the product which is ok to use, but I like using my own brushes for this, also you will notice the little help sheet in the mirror which shows you how to apply the product which isn’t in the New Look palette.
As with all Save or Splurge posts i always say i’m not saying one is better than the other because in all honesty they are both really similar almost the same product. The purpose of Save or Splurge is to show you a dupe of a product so that if you can’t afford the Smashbox palette there is always the New Look palette for you but also if you want the Smashbox palette go right ahead.
The biggest difference i can see between both palettes is really the price, there is £29 difference.
You can find the New Look Pure Colour Contour Palette in New Look store and online at newlook.com for £5.99. You can find the Smashbox Step by Step Contour Kit at all Smashbox counters and online at smashbox.co.uk for £35*