|swatches: Clinique Sculpting Contour Chubby Stick / Clinique Sculpting Highlight Chubby Stick|
|swatches: Becca Lowlight Sculpting Perfector / Clinique Sculpting Contour Chubby Stick|
I usually hate using my fingers to apply makeup, less for sanitary reasons than for the fact that brushes almost always produce much better results for me. However, in this case I actually prefer using my fingers to gently blend the line in two directions: first pulling slightly towards the mouth a little more, and then blend up.
Sculpting Contour is creamy without feeling oily, and imparts product with the gentlest swipe. It's also super blendable. I spent several minutes with that line sitting on my face unblended while I tried to take photos, and it still blended out effortlessly.
|Clinique Sculpting Contour Chubby Stick: before and after|
|Clinique Sculpting Contour Chubby Stick: after|
Out of habit from using powder contour products, I tended to apply this after powdering my face, and it was totally okay on my normal/dry skin. You can (1) set it (carefully) with a second, powder-based contour product or (2) blend a little less and then apply your usual face powder, which will finish diffusing the contour for you. For (2), I would suggest pressing/patting the powder on to the contoured areas rather than using a swirling motion, or you risk buffing it out completely.
For fairer skin or an even more subtle contour, try blending it with a damp sponge either after or in combination with your foundation.
Available at Clinique, Sephora: $24 CAD each / 0.21 oz, 6 g