If you are reading this blog, you have probably seen adverts on TV for this product and wonder if it is any good, just like me. So I decided to purchase it and see what it was all about.
I was curious how this little tube would perform so I put it to the test. The colour I picked up was in the shade “light”.
I first swatched the colours on the back of my hand. The contour shade is a cool-toned colour perfect for creating shadow on the face. It isn’t completely matte, I would say it has a skin-like finish. It is well-pigmented and not much pressure is required on application.
The highlight shade is a similar texture to the contour shade. I was worried it would be shiny but this too has a skin-like finish and similar pigmentation. So far so good!
The top swatch is a single stroke, underneath is three strokes of product
Application to the face
I first used the contour shade on one side of my face (on top of liquid foundation). The application was precise due to its shape. I decided to try and blend out with my fingers and found that it did blend OK but not as much as I would like. I then applied the highlight shade and again used my fingers to blend out. This shade was better blended than the contour shade but still not as perfect as I would like.
I wanted to show which brush I found best for blending out and how much product there is by winding up the base
I then used it on the other side of my face, holding the tip so that both shades would lay down in one go and blended it with a small, dense brush. The blending was much more flawless and I was much happier with this technique. I then tried a second layer to see if it was buildable and I am pleased to say that it is! It lasted well and applying powder on top was not an issue.
I would recommend blending out with a brush and using the contour shade first, followed by the highlight rather than both together.
Product blended out using fingertips
I think this product is fun, and for the price-point it’ll be a good tool to practice with if you are new to contouring!
Have you tried this yet? what did you think?
Bye for now