I've said it many times before but I am a hardcore beauty addict. If there is a good beauty product out there, I will find it.
And my goodness, I've found a good one!
Contouring is not something I'm good at but it's also not something I'm bad at. I don't see the point in making it difficult or contouring every part of my face-- I usually just do my cheek bones to make my face look similar and have my makeup appear more put together.
For this, I use a contour powder but have always wanted to experiment with cream contour products. They seem to blend easier and have more staying power. I never took the plunge into cream contouring, until now.
PUR Cosmetics is a great beauty brand that prides themselves on being the complexion authority. I've tried their famous 4-in-1 Powder Foundation and it was life changing in terms of being one of my first powder foundations.
When they contacted me a few weeks ago, asking if I wanted to try some of their products I said yes immediately! It still amazes me that beauty brands I enjoy and love want me to try their products out --it's the coolest feeling!
Well, when I received their beautiful package last week, I was floored! I mean, it was so beautifully wrapped, I almost didn't want to open it...but I did. And I was stunned to find every shade of their brand new product, the Cameo Contour Dual-Ended Contour Stick.
It is a two in one deal--one side is a highlighter, and the other side is a sculpting, contour shade. It is made with natural, light reflective microspheres which enhance your face's natural features. It is also super creamy, but in the best way possible. The cool thing about this stick is that you can use it as a foundation because it has all the benefits that PUR foundations have--like age defying complexes, hydrating cermaides, and Vitamin A.
In english, all of that means it has skin enhancing ingredients, creates plumper and softer looking skin. It'll blur your imperfections all the while sculpting and shaping your face! It's a fabulous product.
Another added bonus? It comes with it's own contour blending sponge. It is the same material as the beautyblender but is slightly more firm. It has a slanted side which is supposed to help with blending in the product.
Cameo Contour is available in 5 shades: Light, Medium, Tan, Dark, and Deep.
Well, I was looking for an excuse to test this baby out and when I went to brunch on Saturday, I figured it was the perfect time.
After doing my entire foundation and concealer routine, I twisted up the contour end of the Light shade stick and applied it to the hollows of my cheek bones, as I would a powder.
I then applied very little to my temples and underneath my chin--a task I leave specifically for bronzer but I was curious to see how the stick worked. I also wet the contour sponge to use and was pleasantly surprised to how soft it felt once it was wet.
The contour blended beautifully and easily into my cheeks with the sponge, leaving a perfectly sculpted finish behind. It took virtually no effort to blend it in and my cheeks were just as sculpted as when I used a powder.
|The finished look! Excuse my weird face|
I didn't try out the highlight shade but I am planning on doing so soon. I just fell instantly in love with the contour and I'm pretty sure this will be my go-to every time I contour. I may even contour even more now because I have a super easy way to do so!
Have you ever tried a contour stick? What did you think?