I know what your thinking, this old bird is far too old for contouring…… Well, in the nicest possible way, balls to that! If you have been here a while you will know my thoughts on the supposed make up rules, they are there to be broken!
Now, im certainly not going to be whacking on the dark contour and the extreme beam, can be seen from space highlighter, but I think adding a little contour, AT ANY AGE, is fabulous. It can add a little shape and angle to the face, as well as enhancing with colour.
Charlotte Tilbury launched the Hollywood Beauty Secrets collection, including matte lipcolours and contour and light wands. This wand from the collection, is a great way of adding subtle contour. It has a little cushion applicator on the top of the wand, that you can apply directly onto your skin from. It comes in fair-medium, or medium-dark. Three guesses what colour this pale skinned blonde went for………
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This product is lightweight and buildable, allowing you total control over how much contour you want to apply. I like just a hint of contour, so this suits me as it looks so natural. It also blends like a dream! The applicator makes it really easy to apply. The fact it has the cushion applicator on it means that its a great item to have in your top up make up bag, or popped into your handbag for on the go top ups. You can apply and blend it out with the cushion applicator, although I prefer to use a small foundation brush to blend.
I tend to pop 4 dots just under my cheek bone in a line, then blend it along the bottom of the cheek bone first. When it is a bit more than a wash of colour, I start gentle blending it slightly up and down the underside of the cheekbone, creating my slight shade. This product glides on, feeling dry almost straight away, and this is due to the use of Siloxanes in the formulation. This is what makes it soft, more blendable and silky feeling.
The packing it comes in is a 12ml squeezable tube. The top is a screw top, and the cushion applicator can be turned to “off” so that no product escapes out. Its not a cheap product, you dont want any splodging out in the lid! As you would expect from Charlotte Tilbury, the packing is very glam and in the traditional packaging of the brand. So pretty.
I find this product stays put all day too. I have also worn it on a night out, and it stayed where it was supposed to, despite the bar being very warm. I am really pleased with this addition to my make up bag. The only thing I would say, is that I wish the tube were a little bigger. Its £29 for this item, and if used daily, Im not sure it would last that long. I dont use it daily, so not a problem for me, but worth noting.
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I really like the Hollywood collection. There are a couple of lip colours that I have got my eye on. After no #NoSpendOctober finishes of course……….
What about you, any products you love that just make contouring so much easier? Have you tried any of the contour products out n the market? Feel free to recommend any to me.