#Contouring, is easily one of the trickiest #beauty #techniques to master. With #Smashbox's Step-by-step contour stick trio, contouring has never been easier. These #contour sticks come in a pencil/crayon form with the idea, that you simply draw on and blend, blend, blend!!! The pencil form makes applying your contour lines much easier and faster opposed to using a #brush and #powder.
This trio comes with a #highlight, #bronze and #contour..the sticks are the perfect creamy formula making it a dream to blend out and achieve that perfect contour.
#Highlight - yellow toned pencil,I usually apply this in a triangle shape just below my eyes.What makes this formula great is it's not so dense and #cakey so it prevents crease lines from forming under the eyes and subtly #highlights without over doing it. The other areas would be down the bridge of my nose and around the contour areas I want to clean up and make "sharper". You could also use the highlight stick just under the brows for a subtle highlight as well as to give them a cleaner finish.
#Bronzer - Like any other bronzer you would apply this where you want to bring some #warmth into your face.Its the perfect shade, not too orange not too red, it's a well balanced medium warm brown tone. This shade could actually be used as a #contour as well on certain skin tones. I sometimes prefer to use this shade as a contour for my nose opposed to using the contour shade on days
#Contour - At first I didn't really love this shade as it has a bit of a cool #undertone but with the combination with the #bronzer it works really well. I usually only tend to use this to contour my cheeks as it tends to make my forehead look a little #ashy.
I prefer to apply directly from the sticks to my face in the areas I would like to contour. Although these sticks are matte their creamy enough to ensure an effortless smooth blend. The #Smashbox step-by-step #contour stick trio is well pigmented but of course with any product you can increase the intensity by simply building it up until you've reached the desired look. To #blend out simply use a damp #beautyblender or brush(preferably one that isn't too dense).
Overall these #contour sticks are a great buy, especially if you struggle with powder #contouring. These babies are easy to apply and blend really well making them a dream to work with. The downside is they're not sold separately. They're definitely long lasting and don't fade out. If you would like to set them or #intensify your look #Smashbox has a contour kit available in powder form as well called Smashbox step-by-step contour kit.
If you've struggled to achieve the perfect #contour give this kit a try, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Lots of Love