Whether we like it or not, highlighting and contouring has (probably) taken a permanent spot in your daily makeup routine. From endless Instagram tutorials to dozens of products aimed to help us define (and sometimes disguise) our features. It sometimes seems like an impossible task to find a product that works for your skin tone. It has to be the right shade (light to dark) to make sure it blends into your skin, and it has to be the right tone (cool to warm) to make sure it looks like a shadow and not a harsh (orange) line.
Recently, I did a colour pop haul and picked up the Sculpting Stix on a whim. I haven’t really heard many people talking about them, but for 5$ it didn’t seem like too much of a risk.The whole collection includes 6 highlights and 6 contour colors. They have made a cool tone and warm tone version for each skin tone category (light, medium, and dark) So there should be a perfect match for everyone.
The whole collection includes 6 highlights and 6 contour colors. They have made a cool tone and warm tone version for each skin tone category (light, medium, and dark) So there should be a perfect match for everyone.
I went ahead and got the shades, Dove because it’s described as a “Light cool-toned brown” which is perfect for my (super) fair skin tone and, I also grabbed the lightest highlight shade in the collection (because I am literally snow white) Gummy Bear which is described as a “Creamy Ivory”
The sculpting stix are super user-friendly. They’re a little bit on the thin side, so it’s easy to get a precise line. They do require a little extra attention when it comes to blending them out, but that’s to be expected with cream contours. I use either my beauty blender or my real techniques buffing brush to really smooth out those lines.
The color payoff is wayyy better than anticipated, and Dove is a true cool tone in real life (yay for not having orange streaks on my face!) I don’t get much use out of Gummy bear, because it’s literally the color of my skin (and being this pale means highlighting is pretty much impossible) But, I still use it to highlight my brow bone and inner corner.
Overall, I give these 4/5 stars because they’re really good and easy to contour with (especially for newbies) but on they’re a little too high maintenance when it comes to blending, so I don’t typically reach for them when I’m in a bit of a rush. But for $10 total? they’re definitely keepers.
What do you guys think? Have you tried them yet? Let me know what your favorite contour products are!