The highlighter/contour trend continues to fall…no surprise – we need our cheekbone game to be strong all year round. I want cheekbones that can cut while be slapped on the face….by Sherlock/Benedict Cumberbatch (remember that episode?! No?) Last year I saw more palettes that had a bronzing and highlighting powder, and this year I noticed more releases of contouring in a stick. Part of Dior’s Skyline collection is their new DiorBlush Light & Contour Duo Stick.
The DiorBlush Light & Contour Duo Stick ($48CAD) comes in three shades: 001 Soft Contour, 002 Medium Contour, and 003 Intense Contour. It’s a handy two in one product where you have a cream highlighter on one end, and a cream contour shade on the other end. The sticks are retractable and you can just draw the lines you want to on your face and blend the heck out of it.
If you asked me to differentiate between 001 Soft Contour and 002 Medium Contour (the two shades featured in this post,) I had a hard time telling by looking at the product alone. However, after swatching them and blending them on my cheekbones, I found that 001 Soft Contour’s shade is a bit too orangey for my liking and the medium shade was better suited to my warm skintone.
The DiorBlush Light & Contour Duo Stick is very creamy which makes it easy to blend. Because it can blend so naturally, you may find you want to keep layering it over the skin and I didn’t notice the first few times where it was over saturated on my skin. It could look a bit dirty so keep that in mind! The highlighting shade in 001 Soft Contour is a bit more champagne and the highlighter in 002 Medium Contour has a golden sheen to it. I like both the highlighter shades and I would interchange using them on my brow bone, cupid’s bone, top of the cheeks, and nose bridge.
Blah….001 and 002 looked very similar on me via camera, but you probably can tell in the swatch above that 001 IS a bit more orangey and I don’t wanna paint my face with something that looks like a pumpkin spice latte (yes this is second time I’ve mentioned PSL’s in blog post- the $1.37 version from 7-11 is THE BOMB.) Personally, I find powders easier to use for me but I am getting the hang of contour sticks! Gotta appreciate the convenience of them since I’ve been doing my makeup in the work washroom and carrying a makeup brush around isn’t too feasible.
Now that I uploaded these photos, maybe I should’ve blended them out even more? Nevertheless, it’s creamy nature helps the product look like a natural(ish) gradient on my skin. I’m a highlighter-contour noob still but the Diorblush Light & Contour Stick helps make the makeup application a lot more at ease. I do love the Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer more highlighter wise though, I’m a powder person through and through!
[Sorry for the 3-4 days wait between posts; lately my skin been sucking so much, any makeup looks like #&*$ one me and it doesn’t help that I’ve been binge watching stuff on Netflix lately! Sometimes relaxing feels too good!]
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