If there’s one thing Kim K has taught us, it’s that strategically shadowing your temples, cheekbones, jawline, and nose can instantly transform your look. When it comes to sculpting and defining your features like a pro, contour sticks are the quickest and most convenient option. Often featuring cream formulas rather than the OG powder, contour sticks are more blendable and buildable, delivering a more natural result in a matter of seconds.
Keep reading to get the lowdown on our top six.
Illamasqua Gel Sculpt
For natural-looking definition, Illamasqua Gel Sculpt is a straight up must-have. The unique gel formula blends like a dream to create soft shadows under the cheekbones and along the jawline, without a tell-tale harsh line in sight. Sweep a few strokes of the sheer pigment onto the desired areas, complement with a dusting of highlighter, and you’re good to go.
UOMA Beauty Double Take Contour Stick
Meet the ultimate power couple. UOMA Beauty Double Take Contour Stick is the dual-ended contour and highlight you need in your life if your goals are a killer bone structure and ‘glow from within’ finish. The hydrating cream formula can be built up to tailor your look from understated to Kardashian in seconds.
L.A. Girl Velvet Bronzer Contour Stick
If you prefer a subtle shimmer, switch your contour powder out and give the L.A. Girl Velvet Bronzer Contour Stick a go. Ideal for faking that sunkissed glow, this ultra-blendable stick is enriched with jojoba seed oil and shea butter to nourish the skin and deliver an enviably sculpted finish.
wet n wild Megaglo Dual-Ended Contour Stick
On a budget? wet n wild MegaGlo Dual-Ended Contour Stick is about to change your life for less than £6. We’re not exaggerating. Perfect for those who tend to get ready on a moving train/bus/tram, this dual-ended stick is super easy to use and can be kept in your handbag for on-the-go contouring and highlighting. Just swipe and blend, blend, blend.
Master contouring in two easy steps with the Ardell Glamtouring stick. With a darker shade to sculpt and a lighter shade to make the high points of your face pop, this cream stick is a favourite of ours due to its simplicity, versatility and pro level results. Consider this your cheat sheet to chiselled cheekbones.
SOSU By Suzanne Jackson Cream Stick Contour
Ticking all the boxes, SOSU By Suzanne Jackson Cream Stick Contour is cruelty-free, vegan friendly, and free from parabens, so it’s a great option for the beauty conscious. Swipe over the temples, cheekbones, jawline, and sides of the nose and watch your face instantly upgrade to flawless.