I’m not cuckoo for contouring. On myself. I feel like it looks a little harsh on me, and whenever I do it, my cheeks and my nose end up looking sharper and more chiseled than I’d like, which makes me look more, I dunno…villainous?
Call me crazy, but I’d rather have chubby cherub cheeks any day of the week.
Still, every once in a while (it’s a rare occasion), I will “go there” and do some contouring, and when I do, I like creams more than powders, just because I think it’s a softer, less obvious look, which is the effect I get with these $39.50 Cameo Contour Dual-Ended Contour Sticks by PUR Cosmetics.
Each stick comes with two shades — a lighter one for highlighting and a darker one for contouring — along with a blending sponge, which is basically a BeautyBlender.
Most of the time I’d use them on top of foundation and concealer, so I’d do my base makeup first, and then, while it was still wet (to make things easier to blend), I’d go in with one of the sticks. The oil-free formula dries to a powder finish and has a slight, pore-friendly sheen.
They don’t look heavy at all on my skin, which is another thing they have going for ’em. There are five shades available in Light, Medium, Tan, Dark and Deep (I wear Tan), and you can find them now online and at Ulta and Kohls.
In other news, what have you been watching on TV lately? Anything good? I’ve been all about…
- Jane the Virgin
- The Walking Dead
- Jessica Jones
- The Last Man on Earth
- Scream Queens
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
But I’m always looking for something new to marathon/watch. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,