It was only a matter of time that Clinique were going to launch a contour chubby stick, after the success of the lips, eyes and cheeks, it was always going to happen. They make it easy for everyone to achieve cheekbones now, there's no excuses if you've been wanting to try contouring.
Starting with the Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour in Curvy Contour*, they have stuck with their classic funny names for all the chubby sticks. It's a long wear thick stick which can be used to draw onto the face. What I tend to do is draw a line where my cheekbones 'should' be and buff in with a buffing brush to ensure that there are no harsh lines. Going over with my foundation brush always helps too to properly blend it into the foundation. Everything about it is great, it's the best size to fit into the hollows of a face, the shade is the only problem. As it has only just launched, there is only one shade available at the moment which is slightly on the orange side of a bronze. For me, it's great for an evening as I tend to bronze my face way more than usual, but for everyday use it's not suitable. If they were to bring out a taupe-grey toned shade, it would be a massive hit.
The Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight in Hefty Highlight* is the winner for me. A cream highlight stick which gives a luminous look to the skin, it creates cheekbones on me which I didn't think would ever exist. A pink champagne shimmer, which contains no glitter, reflects lights wherever applied to the face and leaves it looking suitably natural. Again, it is an oil free formula so there is nothing slipping around on the face.
If you're not a fan of cream contour and highlight, the Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palette in Defining Nudes* may be for you. A cheek contour compact which contains three different shades, one for contour, highlight and blush. Use them individually on different areas of the face or swirl them together to create a easy glow. My favourite thing about the Defining Nudes palette is that it is slightly red toned, which is how I personally tan in the summer, so when wearing it all together, it looks very natural. After being complimented on my make up multiple times on the days of wearing it, I know that's a go to make up product for me.
I can only wonder what Clinique can bring out next as everything so far this year has been utterly brilliant. What do you think of these?