Beauty On A Budget: Savvy by DB "The Ultimate Face Contouring Kit" Review

Sunday 9 June 2013

I'm a big fan of Priceline (but you knew that already!) and I can't seem to walk out empty handed. In my last haul, see it here, I bought a new palette from Savvy. It was an impulse purchase, but I'm so glad I bought it. 

If you haven't heard of Savvy before, or haven't used them, then you're missing out!

The "Portrait Palette" has a blush, bronzer and illuminiser. It also has a large mirror and brush. Being a $10 palette, the brush is rough and scratchy so I use my own blush and contour brushes instead. 

The mirror is handy, as it makes it easy for precise application. I normally tilt the mirror at a slight angle so I can easily see my cheek and cheekbones.

The packaging is great. I'm really impressed with the instructions on the back of the palette. If you're unsure about how to apply blush, bronzer, illuminator or all 3, then this palette lets you know how to in 3 easy steps. 

It also includes pictures if all of those words get too confusing. 

Top swatch is the illuminiser, then the bronzer and at the bottom is the blush. I love that the blush and illuminator are great for all skin tones. It's not too pink or too peachy. While I've swatched it heavily for photo purposes, I use this lightly for a slight flush and natural glow look. 

In this photo it's the blush, bronzer then the illuminiser. The bronzer has gold glitter in it, so for some people it's not that great for contouring. Other than swatching the bronzer, I haven't applied it to my face. 

Over the last week I've been applying the blush and then the illuminator onto my cheekbones. 

Jodi from Goo Roo Beauty) said she thought that it felt powdery when she swatched it. I understand what she means about it looking powdery when you swatch it. It is powdery when you're swatching with your finger, but it's not like you use it that way to apply it onto your cheeks. You only need a small amount  and once you apply it onto your skin it isn't powdery at all. 

My favourite is the illuminiser. It's shimmery without being too full on. You only need a small amount too. 

I'm really impressed with the palette, especially since it's only $10. Jodi has a review on their nude eyeshadow palette which has 10 shades for only $10 (you can watch it here). 

All 3 products are 5gms each. At only $10, check this out next time you're at Priceline. 

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  1. This palette looks fantastic, love all your photos.

    Giveaway on my blog please come check it out.

    Jac x0x

  2. Thanks for the heads up on this, I have been wondering what to spend my recent Priceline voucher on! :D

  3. Oh this is too cute! I was actually searching for the other palette, but have yet to find it! I hope I can find them soon!

  4. So good to see some love for Savvy products :) I'm a huge fan. I've been wearing one of their blushes every day for the past month. This looks great, I haven't seen it around. Love the packaging!