Contouring has to be one of the most popular things on the beauty front at the moment. Every brand seems to be developing their own specific contouring products, so whether you like creams or powders, there's something out there for every budget.
Clinique's latest launch sees them expanding their Chubby Stick line to include Sculpting Highlight and Contour sticks. These look a lot like a fatter version of their regular lip and eye chubby sticks, but have been developed to make the contouring process seriously quick and simple.
|Contour and Highlight sticks blended out|
The stick design and cream formula makes these a great bet for people in a hurry or for those who aren't quite sure where to start with contouring. The Sculpting Contour is the perfect size for the under cheekbone area - suck those cheeks in and run the Chubby Stick down from the middle of your ear to about halfway down your cheek and blend upwards using your fingers.
Pigmentation-wise, the Sculpting Contour Stick looks pretty scary in the tube and if you're lighter skinned like me, take a gentle hand when applying as the colour is quite deep. That said, it blends really well, so don't be scared if you're slightly too heavy handed to start with! I'd always advise that you start gently and then add more colour if needed as it's easier to build up than it is to take it away.
The Sculpting Highlight is a dream for light to medium skin tones. On me it gives a really radiant finish to skin without actually looking like you're wearing makeup, which I think is a massive thumbs up. Again, you can just draw on you face straight from the stick, blending gently after application.
Both of these are cream textured products so benefit from a little primer underneath them, but used on top of foundation they'll last a good 8-10 hours before needing a little top up. They're also handbag friendly as you don't need a brush to use them, so are good for using on the run.
The Sculpting Contour and Highlight sticks cost £19 each and can be found on Clinique counters and online from Boots, House of Fraser and other stockists now.
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