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Friday, 24 March 2017

Luscious Contour Kit Matte Drama - Swatches & Review

Hello people! It’s officially Spring in Pakistan so now is the perfect time to bring out those vibrant outfits and experiment with makeup. There are tons of contour and highlight products available in different formulas these days. Unfortunately, most of them have inaccurate contour shades making them unusable so we were excited to find the Luscious Contour Kit Matte Drama in the mail.

Luscious already has a contour kit out in the market but we haven’t tried that one. The previous contour kit had a powder formula but this one has a cream shade besides three powder ones. Let’s check it out, shall we?

The Product Claims

You asked, we listened! Presenting a brand new version with a flair for drama! Featuring a combination of 2 blendable, ultra-matte powder contour shades, a matte highlighter, and a cream luminizer that work together to create gorgeous celebrity-grade contours on any complexion or face shape. Advanced light-adjusting technology ensures the results always look natural. Use the contour shades for shading and defining, the highlighter for emphasizing and the illuminator for a strobe-like glow. Let the drama begin!

Dark Drama: Use it for a deep contour effect on the hollows of your cheeks and jaw line.
Medium Drama: Use it to diffuse the lines of Dark Drama, and to contour your forehead and sides of the nose. If you have a very pale complexion, use it as the main contour shade.
Matte Highlighter: Use it under the eyes in a “V” shape to highlight the under eye area, on your cupid's bow, and forehead.
Cream Luminizer: A special formula that mimics light. Use it on your cheek bones, the bridge of your nose, under your brow bone, or anywhere you want a strobing effect.


Dark Drama: Talc, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491) Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)

Medium Drama: Talc, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491) Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)

Matte Highlighter: Talc, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491) Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)

Cream Luminizer: Petrolatum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mineral Oil, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ozokerite, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Synthetic Beeswax, Polymethyl Methacrylate, MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Tin Oxide (CI 77861).

What Do We Think?

Cream Luminizer: Warm light gold, good for warm South Asian skin tones. Creamy but a bit more glittery than I'd like my cream highlight to be causing the glitter to splay in all directions even if you blend a little more than just dabbing your finger over it.

Matte HighlighterNot a true yellow but the pigmentation is controlled. It's something in-between a yellow and beige which looks like a dull yellow with more white in it on warm skin. I personally do not like to use matte yellow highlights. I feel they are just an unnecessary addition to the layers of makeup on my face. But you can use this as a brow-bone highlight, on the front planes of the face for that subtle lift or to clean up your eye shadow fallout if you already set your under eyes leaving that area brighter. It doesn’t have good blending power but since it’s such a light colour you can get away with it.

After swatching the contour shades a thousand times and putting them on myself and anyone I could find, I can talk about them without any second thoughts. Both the shades are totally matte with no micro shimmer at all, unlike Inglot HD sculpting powders which do not reflect noticeable light anyway.

Medium DramaThe lighter shade has strong red undertones which is basically wrong for contouring. The pigmentation is excellent and I didn't feel them to be chalky either (not the Inglot quality though). The swatch didn't appear to be as patchy as the Dark Drama’s but did not blend well. The depth is okay to contour medium skin but its tone is way too warm. It’s okay as a bronzer but doesn’t blend. However, due to the red undertone no matter how lightly you apply and convince yourself that no it could look good, the moment you step out in daylight it shows up red and unflattering.

Dark DramaI couldn't tell what the undertone on this shade is because it won't blend! I tried so hard to break the pigment down but it won't budge from the place so much so that my skin started irritating after continuous brush strokes. This shade swatches patchy and sits in lines. My face looked freshly bruised and burnt after applying this shade over the top of the lighter one. I asked everyone around me how does it look and you can guess their answers.

BUT, are these contour colours completely useless? No. The lighter shade with red undertones is a perfect bronzer on me (bronzers have red undertones not orange) while I was afraid to use the darker shade as bronzer due to poor blend-ability. I will continue using the cream highlight but not on important occasions or anyone who wants me to do their makeup. However, in cool and mild weather, this product does last well enough and the glitter of the cream just sits on top.

Packaging & Value:

The packaging is actually very good being compact, sturdy, metallic, light-weight, having equal pan sizes and enough space between the pans preventing mixing. It is travel-friendly because of its size, shape, weight and material. The net weight is 12g so I guess that includes the packaging not just the amount of product you get. The price does seem a bit excessive taking the weight into consideration but there are manufacturing costs involved. I would have been happy paying that price if the product delivered but unfortunately, it was a fail for me because of the powder shades not blending. If they blended well I would have been able to use them as bronzers or eye shadows.

We look forward to more face products from Luscious with suitable shades and improved formulas.




High pigmentation
Light weight
Travel friendly


Warm contour shades
Poor blendability

Our Rating


What is your favourite product to contour with? Have you tried this one out yet?

Fizzah & Sadaf

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  1. thank you for saving me money!! i was debating buying this for a long time! and itsa NO after this review. i need my blendable contours. love my sleek contour kit by the way. i totally recommend you try that out.

    1. You are welcome! Always here to help with the honest reviews :)
      I have the Sleek Cream contour kit in Medium and to be honest the shades aren't right in that too expect for the middle shade in the bottom row, that might work for paler people but not on medium skin tones. They translate warm on neutral and warm people. I LOVE my Inglot HD Sculpting powders in 509 and 510. 509 is just perfect for so many desi skin tones. Check that out. It blends super well and is only for 900PKR or 990PKR I think.

  2. Love love the review. When I first came out, I found the deep contour shade too dark and warm but looking at everyone's review I questioned my own judgment. Thank you for the honest review!

    1. Well that's the sad part about getting free stuff eh? :v

  3. Thanks for the honest review. I think for the price, this palette is surely not worth the price. Only the highlighter shade is pretty. Thumbs up for the honest review.

    1. Well yeah sadly it isn't.

      Thanks for reading :)


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