Between school and work, this girl only has one day off a week. Although staying in to binge on my favourite Netflix shows is ideal, when there is a cosmetics trade show in your city, for a beauty lover the choice is pretty obvious. IMATS Toronto here I come! Continue reading
Don’t you just hate when you find a product that looks amazing and when you keep researching, you find it’s not available anywhere near where you live. The disappointment is real. Well I’ve been eyeing Charlotte Tilbury’s products for so long that I even planned a trip to the counter for an upcoming trip to London. I was thrilled when I heard she was launching her line at Holt Renfrew in Toronto, so I had to attend the event to hear Charlotte speak as well as pick up some goodies for myself!
It’s no surprise that sculpting and contouring has taken the world by storm. I myself am amateur at best in my contouring game so I’ll welcome any product to help improve skills. If only we could all achieve those Kim K sculpted cheekbones. I currently only own powder products, but I was interested in finding a cream product. Behold, my prayers were answered as Clinique recently came out with their Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour.
This product only comes in one shade, which initially worried me as I felt it would be too close to my natural skin colour, but thankfully it was dark enough. Hopefully Clinique will introduce a wider range of shades for us. Application is very smooth, super easy to blend, and very buildable. I find the finish much more natural than a powder product. Rather than sitting on top of your makeup, the creamy formula blends and sinks into your skin and foundation. I’ve also noticed a bit of shimmer in the product prior to blending it in which adds a bit of brightness and built-in highlight.
Let’s talk about the packaging, aka the way to any beauty lover’s heart. I love the chubby stick and its compact nature. Super easy to pop in a makeup bag rather than a bulky palette. I use the almighty beauty blender to work the product into the skin; eliminating the need to carry around a brush. Also I love the chubby stick as it allows you to be precise and target the exact hollows of you cheekbones to get the sculpted look.
I did find however that the lasting power with this product wasn’t great as the colour did fade throughout the day. Now I wouldn’t say my skin type is oily, but this could be an issue for some. Perhaps my skin is super dry and is trying to absorb every bit of moisture? Perhaps I’m not used to wearing cream products? This definitely isn’t a negative for the product. Just something I have to be aware of in my own use. I tried setting it with the Nars Contour Blush in Gienah the next day and it lasted much longer.
In addition to being affordable, I would give this a big thumbs up. Let me know some of your contouring secrets!
Until next time,