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No Cons to These Contour Products

No Cons to These Contour Products

Contouring one of my best friend's faces with Smashbox sticks in Paradise.

Contouring one of my best friend’s faces with Smashbox sticks in Paradise.

Contouring is a beauty phenomenon. Started by professionals, made popular by the Kardashians, and now used to transform Shawn Booth’s nose…A couple of years ago, I asked a sales girl at Sephora if they had a contouring kit and she handed me a bronzer. Today, they have store displays dedicated to the facial sculpting trend.

Of course, the amount of contouring products on the market now have overwhelmed me. I’ve tested out a handful and I’m sure I will continue to do so. Back in January my favorite contouring products were Anastasia Beverly Hills Kit and Tarte’s Sculptor. Now I feel like Anastasia’s is a bit intense for everyday life, but still great for on camera events. The Sculptor’s pigment is lacking a bit and there are similar, but more complete contour sticks out there.

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What’s a more complete contour stick you ask? Well, it’s a stick that comes in a collection. Smashbox’s Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio comes with three shades: one for highlight, one for bronzing, and one for contouring. It also comes with a very handy instruction sheet explaining where on your face to draw on each shade depending on your face shape. You can also watch this tutorial on their website. I highly recommend this product for beginners and contour-on-the-run.

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 9.52.19 PMIf you’re more advanced at contouring and are looking for a more dramatic effect, I like SENNA Cosmetics cream-based Face Sculpting Kit. The pigment is heavy, so be careful! Make sure to blend this well with your foundation before any powder is applied. My favorite part about this kit is the highlighter which brightens as well as the Perfect 365 app. To enhance this even further dust on SENNA Cosmetic’s kickass HD Eye Lift powder around your eyes.

Who needs to diet when black pants and contouring can take 10 pounds off? Till next time, #KeepKardashianing.

  • Rachel
    Posted at 13:55h, 31 July

    While I like to claim I can contour, I really just strategically place bronzer. I would really like to learn how to REALLY do it and I think I’ll start with one of these kits. Thanks for the great post!

  • Georgie Nichols
    Posted at 14:52h, 31 July

    Lovely blog post!! What a lovely little contouring and highlighting kit!! 🙂 I’d love it if you took a look at my beauty channel 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCmRvYCkI_la9c-P44dbWUw

  • Kiss & Make-up
    Posted at 12:25h, 05 August

    It’s all about strobing now thouhg!!! 😉