For those of you who may not know, I am totally obsessed with contouring. Even if I am having a ‘no make-up, make-up day’ or doing a 5-minute make-up routine I still need a touch of contour. Needless to say if there is a new quick way to contour, bronze and highlight I am instantly drawn in…introducing the Smashbox Contour Trio.
These are cream based crayons or jumbo pencils in a dark brown with a grey undertone for contour, a brown with an orange undertone to bronze and an ivory nude shade to highlight. They are very creamy so glide on easily and blend really well, I have found cream products last longer anyway and these you can build up for a stronger contour if you wish. They feel very lightweight so I was comfortable using these in 40 degrees heat on holiday (no make-up melting at all!)
So here’s how I use them, starting with the darkest shade being the Contour I draw along the lowest part of the my cheekbone (or the hollows of my cheeks) then down the sides of my nose and jaw line. With the Bronze I then draw a line just above the contour lines on the my cheeks and around my hairline. Then with the Highlight I draw down the centre of my nose, in the centre of my forehead and for added definition on my cheeks just below the contour line.
Blending is so easy with these crayons and they are so soft and creamy, the contour does not look muddy at all. If you’re a beginner, these are a great way to learn the art of contouring. If you’re a pro, these will make your life a lot easier when you’re on the go and if you’re a busy mum who just about has five minutes, you will love these!
The secret to quick and easy contour and highlight, the Smashbox Contour Stick Trio. You can see my full video tutorial here ♥
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