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Pixi Book of Beauty Contour Creator palette

Pixi Book of Beauty Contour Creator palette

Help a blogger: Brooke from Blushing Noir wants to know: what's the absolute best affordable neutral eyeshadow palette?

Best is such a subjective term – affordable is too, for some people. *grin* And apparently for me, "neutral eyeshadow palette" is a flexible term as well, because that there in the photo is the Pixi Book of Beauty Contour Creator Shape & Shade, which launched a couple of years ago. A six-shade array of satiny highlighting and contouring powders, this little kit housed in lightweight cardboard is my answer to Brooke's query. 

Pixi Book of Beauty Contour Creator

Pixi Book of Beauty Contour Creator

I like eyeshadow palettes, I do. But when it comes to neutrals, I like the multi-tasking nature of bronzing and highlighting shades for creating natural-looking glowy shape and definition that doesn't scream "makeup." Also: a sculpting palette that doubles as an eyeshadow palette doubles its affordability. #beautymath

Because the Pixi Book of Beauty Contour Creator Shape & Shade palette came out about two years ago, it's less easy to find than it was (sorry about that). It's available on the Pixi website, and residents of Canada ($31.49 CAD) and the USA ($26.49 USD) can snag one via Canadians can also pop by Shoppers Drug Mart in person to see if it's in the Pixi display. (Note: none of the links here is an affiliate.)

No selfie wearing this palette yet, but I'll alert you when that happens. *grin* xo

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So, what's your input on the "best, affordable neutral eyeshadow palette"? Do you already own it or are you still on the hunt?

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PIXI BOOK OF BEAUTY CONTOUR CREATOR ingredients: Highlighter Powders / Poudres Surbrillance INGREDIENTS: Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol / Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide Red (CI 77491), Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499), Iron Oxide Yellow (CI 77492)]. Contour Powder / Contour Poudre INGREDIENTS: Talc, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate Isopropyl Isostearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol / Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499), Iron Oxide Red (CI 77491), Iron Oxide Yellow (CI 77492)]. 6 x 2.7g / 0.09 oz