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Contouring Made Easy

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It’s been a while since we praised the ways of contouring, and now Clinique have made the entire process almost too easy with this sculpting and enhancing duo. Time to see what all the fuss is about…

Just when you thought Clinique couldn’t extend their – admittedly, pretty darn brilliant – Chubby Stick line any further, they pull a crafty creamy sculptor and highlighter out of the bag. This shape-changing duo is sure to change the way you feel about contouring.

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlighter (£19) is just what we’ve been after from the brand, a silky, does-it-all highlighter than can be blended softly for a light, refining finish.
The pink hue is both flattering and warming, but the results is very minimal – no shimmer as such, just a radiance-inducing glow that perks up the whole complexion.
If you’re not entirely sold on the idea of contouring, you could easily use this alone to add a skin-enhancing glow to the skin – it’s the easiest way to make the most of your makeup.

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour (£19) is like the magic wand of definition, simply wave it over the skin, blend and you have yourself a shiny new pair of cheekbones. This stuff really does make light work of contouring, but you do need to fit in a small amount of practice before heading out in to the open – if only to feel more confident about the whole process.
Contouring can be a tricky one, the idea is to create shadows on the skin that give the illusion of depth – we tend to stick to giving ourselves a slight hint of cheekbones by blending in a small amount along the natural hollows of our face.
You can also sculpt a more obvious jawline by popping a little under the chin – it does wonders for concealing any wobbly bits!

Both products have the same easy to blend, super soft formula – although quite pigmented, you can blend them out to nothing without much effort. The trick is, especially with the contour, to use less and build on that if you have to.
We like to use the contour under foundation, and the highlight over our base, but it really is up to you!

Will you be giving these a go? 

Nouvelle Daily

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  • http://www.luxuriouskin.net/ Raquel M.

    I’m really unsure about the contouring one because I’m so Snow White fair… But I am curious to swatch it on! The highlighter, though, seems very appealing. I have the Lord & Berry one, which is more neutral but still very creamy and amazing, but I guess I’ll give this one a chance! :)

  • Kat Horrocks

    I think these are a great idea, just wish they’d come out with 1-2 more shades of each to make it wearable for everyone. I think the contour is slightly too warm for some people, and the highlight would be too ashy on darer skin tones. They seem to be going down well so hopefully Clinique will add more to the line!

    Kat | http://www.kathorrocks.com

  • http://www.roseandmuse.com Nicole
  • http://www.styleaked.blogspot.com Charlotte

    Dieing to try the contour one!

    Charlotte – styleaked

  • http://www.acertainromance.net Andy // A Certain Romance

    I really am dying to try a cream, stick-form contour! It will make my life so much easier!

  • http://www.agirlwithacamera.com/ Margery Ho

    These sound amazing! x

    Blog A Girl with a Camera

  • http://www.thumbelinalillie.com Megan Lillie

    Definitely want to be giving these a try, I love me some contouring!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

  • http://aspectsofstyle.com/ Anna

    Damn and I forgot to try them out today at Sephora!! By the way, what do you use to buffer them? Brush, finger or sponge?