Remember a time before contouring? Me neither! A technique once reserved for professional MUA‘s, our lives changed with the introduction and popularity of this method to makeup lovers all over the world. Thanks to an influx of contouring products and newly updated formulas every so often, contouring has become more common than ever before. However, if you want a foolproof and fuss-free way of sculpting, defining or enhancing your natural features contour sticks are the way to go. Powders are great but can be tricky to get a seamless application.
A stick format allows you to precisely paint or draw on the product and the creaminess allows for easy bendability. After just a few strategic strokes all you got to do is blend, blend, blend and you’ve got a virtually undetectable snatched look that can be as natural or defined as you need it to be. This makes it an especially good option for beginners. Moreover, the stick format makes them portable, fuss-free, and convenient. So whether you’re new to contouring or simple want to find a new formula to help you create the illusion of supermodel cheekbones, we got you, girl! We’ve curated a list of the best lightweight creamy contour sticks that blend like a dream and give you the definition you’ve been dreaming of.
We can’t mention contour and not include the queen herself. Kim Kardashian truly made contouring mainstream a few years ago so it only made sense that she finally came out with a contouring product of her own. Opt for a single contour stick or a set like this that comes with two dual-ended sticks. One with two contour shades and the other with two highlights, one matte and one shimmer. Super creamy, buildable and available in 7 tones so far, contouring has never been easier.
Stressed out about what shade is right for you? No worries, Rihanna’s got you covered. The match stix are a cream to powder formula with a huge range of shades and tones for almost every skin tone. In fact, you can even take your contouring routine to the next level with the trio kit. It comes with a matte concealer and contour shade plus one shimmery skin stick for highlighting. The pre-bundled sets are expertly curated and take the guesswork out of the equation.
This absolute winner from Smashbox can be purchased in a kit that includes a bronzer and highlight or by itself. Either way, the formula on this is amazing! Super pigmented a little goes a long way and the more narrow point allows for a more precise application. So if you’re looking for sharper definition on the jaw or for nose contour this is the perfect pick.
A fan favourite if you’re a newbie you really can’t go wrong with this product which is especially fantastic for its price if you’re on a budget. Super easy to use and slender, this dual-ended stick is travel friendly and works fantastic if you like to do your makeup on the go. It’s narrower than most contour sticks but without the headache of sharpening it like the Smashbox crayon. Just swipe contour shade first then highlight and blend, blend, blend away.
If you’re struggling to find the perfect cool-toned contour shade, this ABH product is your gal. The matte formula offers full coverage colour that’s buildable but delivers a natural-looking finish. Moreover, the drier formula lends itself well to those with oily skin.
With an SPF of 27, this multipurpose foundation stick is super popular among makeup lovers for contouring. The creamy formula melts into your skin never feeling cakey or heavy throughout the day. Blending seamlessly it’s a long-lasting formula that boasts of lasting for up to 24 hours. The perfect pick come summertime.
Have you tried any of these before? What’s your favourite contouring stick? Let us know in the comments below.
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