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Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Refills

So… unless you’ve been living under a rock on a year-long sojourn somewhere totally tropical (sans social media of any kind), you might have heard of a little thing called ‘contouring’ – the Kim-K inspired, make up sensation that’s causing a bit of a frenzy. Leading the charge is Anastasia Soare a.k.a Ms. {Anastasia Beverly Hills} – who turned the world on its head with the launch of her {Pro Series Contour Kit} early last year; three six-pan palettes, expertly curated to sculpt, streamline and define all complexions.

And now, for all those early adopters who’ve already ‘hit pan’ on their favourite shades, all 28 {Contour Kit Refills} are available exclusively at Cult Beauty – so you can replace those sad, metallic ‘holes’ in your treasured possession, or swap out unused colours for something better suited to your skin tone. Or do an overhaul – build a bespoke palette with your choice of highlighting, lowlighting, correcting and brightening powders (which doubles as a stunning, neutral-toned edit of eyeshadows).

Overwhelmed by the spectrum? Here’s a quick guide to the ultimate must-haves, with an explanation of the stranger sculpting shades (we’re looking at you ‘Mellow Yellow’).

{Fawn} – a beautiful ‘greige’ shade for neutral- to cool-toned, fair to medium complexions. This creates believable, grey-toned shadows beneath cheekbones to create the illusion of more ‘3D’ features.

{Havana} – a reddish-beige shade for neutral-, cool- and warm-toned, fair to medium complexions. This is a universal contour shade – a definitive must-have.

{Banana} – a yellow-toned highlighting shade for all light/medium complexions, this is great for neutralising red/purple tones (think dark circles and broken capillaries).

{#10K} – with a slight shimmer, this grey-beige illuminator lends a glow to all complexions – light, medium, tan, dark with neutral, cool, warm, beige or olive undertones. It’s also a stunning eye definer.

{Mellow Yellow} – for medium, tan and dark complexions with warm, olive undertones, this vivid yellow powder has a brightening effect – creating a surprising lit-from-within finish, when dusted over ‘high points’ of the face.

{L’Orange} – for dark skins, this citrus shade lends instant warmth to cool-, olive-toned complexions – counteracting dull or ashy tones with an undetectable veil of ‘glow’.

{Peaches & Cream} – for medium skin types with neutral, cool, warm and beige tones, this neutralises under-eye shadows to help you ‘fake awake’ in moments.


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…