I’ve traveled with this face palette a ton and it’s held up perfectly. It’s cruelty-free and contains 4 matte shades (contour, bronzer, blush, highlight powder) and 2 pearlescent shades (shimmer highlight and bronze highlight).
Aside from having plastic packaging, the layout is very similar with its large mirror and six pan configuration. However, the packaging is nice and sleek on the outside…much less busy than Cali Contour. I have to say I really like that!
In terms of texture, you can see in the swatches above, there’s no comparison. I swatched both palettes exactly the same…two swipes without dusting any powder off. Smashbox Cali Contour is smooth as silk. You can see the grit and chalkiness in all but two (the blush and brightener) of the Cover FX Perfector swatches.