Being of the pale persuasion means finding the right shade of bronzer is quite the task, it needs to have enough of a warm tone to inject some colour and definition, without leaving me looking muddy or like an extra from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. When I look for a "Contour" shade however, all I want is a cool ashy toned colour, that helps me chisel out cheekbones that any super model would be proud of. If you saw my Beauty Products On Trial #7 Maybelline Edition, you'll know that Maybelline recently sent me a bunch of products to try out and I discovered quite possibly, the nicest contour stick I've ever used. So today I thought I would show you how I actually use it, from a pale girls perspective.
I should probably say that I don't have too much experience with contouring, I'm definitely a newbie at this, especially when it come to powder, but this cream (chubby esk) stick does all the work for me. This is part duo, I tend to ignore the highlighting side, it's ok but it's the contour side of the bullet that's the star of the show.
Considering how round my face is, yes it literally is the shape of a beach ball, I need as much help as I can get, to create some definition along my nose, temples, jawline and non-existent cheekbones. This stick's not only the perfect shade for my pale skin, it has the most smooth, creamy consistency that just glides across the skin. The Real Techniques Contour Brush is obviously the perfect choice for buffing in any cream contour product, but these two together create a gorgeous, seamless finish, that looks so natural. I've honestly never used a cream product that blends so smoothly, without ever looking orange. It's also so inexpensive, even if you only use one side of the bullet. However if you like a matte creamy highlighter, you'll probably like both sides.
As you can see by my swatches they do another shade that's a little darker, perfect for more medium skin tones. I can't rave about this product enough, thank you Maybelline for upping this pale girls contour routine!
What are your favourite products to "Contour" with? Do you prefer cream or powder?