I have only ever contoured using powder(Hoola by Benifit) and a kabuki brush. However, i am a huge fan of creme based blushes as they give you more of a glow from within look as opposed to that powder finish so i thought a creme contour would do the same. It totally does!
I Dont understand the mixed reviews on this product because the formula is awesome! I purchased just the Contour and highlighting stick for $12 each (KKW was having a flash sale) and I figured the brush wouldnt be a game changer so i skipped that. Including shipping it was $32. This price point is totally justifiable and I think the results are glowy and gorgeous! The process is simple and if a little contouring/bronzing is all you need you can be ready in 5 minutes. Seriously.
I used the darker contour along my forehead, cheek line and jawline. I first tried blending using my beauty blender but that essentially removed the product from my skin. Then I tried using a kabuki style brush and the process and result was perfect.
The formula glides on like a dream, is buildable and comes in a lighter and darker shade so you can really amp up or tone down your desired level of contour or bronzes look.
Please note, that due to the creamy texture, if you want this product to last you MUST set with a transluscent poweder. Otherwise bye bye bronzed babe in a couple hours.
My go to is always an au natural look, and truly these sticks are the only thing you need to get yourself looking picture perfect. The contour stick has 2 shades on each end and the highlight stick has a shimmery end (which I love love love) and an opaque/matte brightener which, if you dont have problematic skin that requires extra attention, works perfectly to brighten the undereyes, forhead, chin, and to mask small imperfections.
These little sticks are minimalist and i am already excited to travel with them as my whole make up routine can be condensed in these sleek sticks! Plus no checking the bag because they are solid.
The only thing I wish were different: I wish they had skincare benifits. As I move deeper into my 30s I prefer all my makeup to double as skincare. However Ms KKW has not yet entered that realm of industry so I will continue looking for that. But in the meantime, this is my new love.