This too shall pass…
That’s what I mumble under my breath now whenever I see a new contouring product.
Because there are just so many of them!
It’s not that I’m anti-contouring, though. I’m not. I actually love the look when it’s done well on other people, but there are so many new contouring products coming out, and I don’t really like the look of sharp contouring on me.
That said, if you do, get it, gurl. Express yo’self. Tarte has some creamy new contouring pencils you might find interesting.
Tarte’s The Sculptor Contouring Face Slenderizer is available in three $24 limited edition shades — Park Ave Princess, Park Ave Princess 2 and Park Ave Princess 3 — with each being a different take on a creamy deep brown with a matte finish. They’re made for contouring cheeks, noses, foreheads, and neck and jaw lines, and they were released with the Summer 2015 Poppy Picnic Collection.
I gave ’em a try, and as someone who doesn’t really do contouring, I think they’re alright. *shrugs shoulders* I mean, at this point, I kind of feel like contouring products are all starting to look the same.
I like this one’s extremely creamy texture; the pencils just slide across my skin, and it only takes a few swipes to soften the edges. Just apply and blend with fingers or a brush.
But I ended up removing this right away the one time I used it because I thought it looked too obvious.
“What’s that on your cheek?” asked El Hub when I walked downstairs wearing The Sculptor Contouring Face Slenderizer the other night.
“So, it looks obvious?” I asked.
Uh…yeah, it looked obvious. He said he thought I had dirt on my cheek. (!)
I’m also a little irked in this case by the product’s name: “Slenderizer.” I don’t know… It makes me want to wrinkle my nose and go “Hrmph.” I don’t want to feel like my face needs “slenderizing.” Do you?
Or maybe I’m just hormonal and taking this whole dang thing too seriously, LOL! It’s a contouring product, Karen, not the pursuit of world peace. Chill the eff out. 🙂
Polymethylsilsesquioxane, isononyl isononanoate, dimethicone, polyethylene, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, synthetic wax, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, barium sulfate, isostearic acid, mica, polyhydroxystearic acid, lecithin, disteardimonium hectorite, tocopherol, propylene carbonate, kaolin, ascorbyl palmitate, citric acid, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), ultramarines (CI 77007).
Formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates or gluten.
If you’re curious, you can find The Sculptor Contouring Face Slenderizer now with the rest of the Tarte Summer 2015 Poppy Picnic Collection online and at Tarte counters, Ulta and Sephora.
I do like how soft it is and how easy it is to use, but I don’t think the results are the most natural looking I’ve seen from a contouring product.
PRICE: $24 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now in three shades online and at Tarte counters, Ulta and Sephora
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: C
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,