Thursday, March 17, 2016

Smashbox Step By Step Contour Stick Trio, Review

Contouring is a fantastic method for faking perfect cheekbones, a chiseled jawline and a slim nose! When the cream contour trend came about, I was unsure whether it was for me. But then I attempted it and realized how beautiful it looks! I've been trying all sorts of cream products to get the look and as this set came highly recommended, I had to give it a go. 

The shade contour is what I was focusing on when I purchased this. It is a great cool toned brown color that gives a nice shadowed look. It does not blend out as well as other cream contour products I've tried though. The bronze and highlight ones were pretty much useless to me. The bronze one being far to orange on me and the highlight being a lot more like a concealer type product that just matched my skin tone but didn't brighten it. 

Although pencil style contour and highlight products would be ideal for application, I think I prefer it in a pot or pan style with a brush to apply since these will sharpen down and be gone pretty quickly. 

These come with a little fold-up guide for how to apply cream contour and highlight product which I think is great for the beginner. Smashbox is always good at that. 

The pigmentation is right on with these and once set into place they aren't moving around for 6-10 hours.  

I was not in love with how these blended out on my face and considering that the contour shade was the one shade I would have possibly made use of, I could not justify the $45 price tag. Although I think the idea behind these is fabulous, I am still searching for a cream contour and highlight product that ticks all of the boxes for me. 

Have you given these contour sticks a try? If you have, what did you think of them? If you haven't,  do you want to?

Let me know in the comments form, along with any other opinions you may have, I love hearing from you all!

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  1. you know I didn't even know there was such a thing as countour sticks, but they look really practical. I would have to practice countouring if I were to do it ( haven't tried it yet) but these actually look easy to use. However, I do agree with you they would be better of packed some other way. Plus, there should be some kind of brush coming along with them to help with the blending. I see you're not too happy with how they blended on your skin. I guess they're not the ideal product after all.

    Great honest review and photos! I hope you find a better product soon.

    p.s. your eye make up is gorgeous! so dramatic!

    1. they are brand new! I agree on all points. Thank you Ivana! xx.

  2. I'm loving the SmashBox pressed powder trio that I got from Costco.
    I don't like how this blended (or didn't!) on your cheek.
    If you haven't tried the Smashbox powder, you should.


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