A couple days ago, I did some quick swatches of…
I am no expert in contouring, not by a longshot. In fact, I have only really tried to do proper contour and highlight maybe three times in my life (with both powder and with cream).
So when I received the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour (in Curvy Contour) and Highlight (in Hefty Highlight) to try, I was excited at how much easier this process would be using a crayon format!
These are the same size and formula as the Clinique Chubby Sticks for Cheeks (review here), creamy, easy-to-blend and natural.
Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour – $24 CAD
Oil-free and creamy, this crayon is made to define features such as the hollows of the cheekbones and jawline.
Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight – $24 CAD
With a subtle pink pearl shimmer, this crayon is meant to enhance and accentuate your features such as the tops of cheekbones and above the brow.
You can see both are very creamy. The Contour stick is a bit of a warm orange-y brown, but not too dark for my skin thankfully. The Highlight is a beautiful pearlized shimmer. Both are non-greasy and very blendable.
(You’ll see a bunch of steps below, but it honestly takes a few minutes to do this process, I just ended up with A LOT of photos!)
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
1 – Make sure to prime and neutralize any redness. The best contour starts with the perfect base.
2 – 4 – Apply the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour to the hollows of the cheekbones, along the sides of the nose, under the jaw and in the top corners of your forehead.
5 – 7 – Blend, blend and blend some more using circular motions. I tend to blend up a bit making sure not to blend down. I use Real Techniques Buffing Brush.
8 – 10 – Apply the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight to the high points of your face such as the bridge of the nose, tops of the cheekbones, cupid’s bow, top of the brow arch.
11 – Blend highlight out a bit and somewhat into the contour so it makes a seamless transition.
12 – Step back and check to make sure your contouring is even. You don’t want any weird asymmetry!
SEE HOW EASY THAT WAS!?
For the finished look, I set the contour and highlight using the Clinique Sculptionary Cheek Palette in Defining Roses (review to come). This helps lock in the Chubby Sticks so they stay all day and it also gives more added dimension and finesse to the look.
What do you think? Would you give contouring a shot using Chubby Sticks?
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