Contouring definitely isn’t my strong point. I’ve tried to master it and just failed, resulting with the finish being obvious and fake looking.
Having oily skin I always opted for a powder product, but I always knew a cream contour would blend a lot better, hopefully making it easier to look less like I was trying waaaaaay too hard. I was torn between a couple of options but decided to try the Clinique Chubby Contour Stick. I was slightly sceptical as to whether the one shade “Curvy Contour,” would work for how flippin pale I am, so I tried it on in store. Finally, I feel like I’ve found a product that works for me, goodbye chipmunk cheeks, hello cheekbones!
I apply this just under my cheek bones (yes I do have some), along my jawline and by the temples. What makes this different to other contour products I’ve tried is how easy it is to blend. It leaves a seamless finish that creates a subtle shadow, making a good difference that isn’t obvious. The shade doesn’t resemble the typical cool toned/ grey contouring shades, it is a more natural and neutral brown that looks more like a bronzer, but blended it is just perfect. I use my fingers first, but often i’ll go in with a buffing brush, to make it even less obvious. Staying power depends on the base I am using, applied over a tinted moisturiser it doesn’t last aslong, on top of one of my more long lasted bases and it lasts the majority of the day!
I’m so happy that I picked this up, I’m seriously late to the party with contouring but happy that I finally have something that works for me. What are you favourite contouring products?