I was lucky enough to receive this Crown Brush palette as a Christmas present and I was delighted, as you all know I’d been searching for a cream contour kit for months and eventually found the Flawless palette which has been an absolute dream to work with. I had my eye on the Crown Brush palettes for some time but I hadn’t read any reviews and was unable to see it in person so I held off in the hope of finding something closer to home.
My first impression of the Crown Brush palette was how similar it is to the Flawless palette but the consistency of the creams is noticably thicker. There’s a good range of colours in this palette but the name is accurate, it is more of a concealer palette whereas the Flawless palette is dedicated to contouring. The concealers here are perfect for covering any blemishes, there’s blue tones, yellow tones and the standard creams that gradually darken to a brown shade which you can use to contour if you have paler skin. A little research into these different tones will reveal that blue based concealers cover red blemishes/spots while yellow can hide purple/bruised dark circles.
I applied this in the same way as usual, following the typical guidelines for highlighting and contouring. The thicker consistency means it’s a little difficult to pick up product on the brush but once it’s on it transfers smoothly on to the skin and blends beautifully with little effort. The colours are all very natural and as they are aimed toward concealing they give a more understated finish.
This palette is easy to work with and there’s warm and cool tones to suit every skin colour. I did receive this as a present but it’s a palette I’d definitely buy for myself and will do when this gets used up! I’ll still rely on my Flawless palette for that ultimate contoured finish (on nights out and special occasions) but this palette is perfect for prepping your base, the concealers hide any blemishes you might have. I actually feel like this palette will be one I use on a regular basis for concealing. Crown Brush do a whole range of sizes in these palettes with more and less colours but I think 10 would be perfect for personal use, it covers all the bases and certainly has enough to keep you supplied for a few months.