CLINIQUE CHUBBY STICK SCULPTING CONTOUR AND SCULPTING HIGHLIGHT

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whoa, that orangey-brown crayon is scary dark, right??
Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight and Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight and Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour

What the hell is this scary-ass dark crayon thing? That's what I thought when I got the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour crayon. It's so dark. Geez, Clinique is just going to make more unfortunate women look like poor Giuliana Rancic (sorry, GR). The Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight crayon, no problem. I'ma stick that in my kit right away because I love a handy highlight. But this Sculpting Contour thing -- it's such a weird, burnt caramel shade, and it's so. very. dark!

But Clinique has cred, and a great makeup artist (Jenna Menard) on board besides. Unlikely they'd foolishly release a shade that no-one could wear, right? Of course right. Let's look.

Before Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour and Highlight, and after

Before Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour and Highlight -- and After

Here's my before and after. I've used the Sculpting Contour and the Sculpting Highlight. I'm sure some people will think maybe I could have used more, but I think you can still see how the duo subtly enhances bone structure and glow. And it looks so natural! Goofy step by step:

Before Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour and Highlight crayons

Before Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour -- no blush either. Pale.

Where I put the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour colour

Where I put the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour colour -- my face was relaxed when I applied it; I made this dorky face so you could see the jawline bit better.

Isn't that a weird shade? Not one I thought would work with my complexion, anyway.

Note: I didn't draw any Sculpting Contour colour down beside my nose or on my lids. Frankly, I forgot for these photos, but I wouldn't have anyway. I use my fingers to blend everywhere else, then use what's left on my fingertips to shade from the hollow just under the beginning of my brows down the sides of my nose. If I need more, I dab a wee bit more colour on my fingertip then blend. (Baby steps work best when it comes to contour colour in general.)

Where I put the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight colour

Here's where I put the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight colour

After a quick blend... you can see the Sculpting Contour colour sheers out really well, right? In this shot, I've swiped the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight on my browbones under my brows, and on the tops of my cheekbones. I always use a highlight if I'm using bronzer or a contour shade to enhance my cheekbones because it creates a greater range or contrast between the shadow and light (my natural skintone becomes the middle of the range).

After Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour and Highlight crayons

After the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour and Highlight duo

See how natural? That Clinque Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour is nothing to fear at all. *whew*

After Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour and Highlight plus L'Oreal Paris Infallible 2-Step Lip Color in Raisin Revival

This is after having added a tiny bit of the contour shade down the sides of my nose, a tiny bit of the highlight shade down the bridge of my nose, a little gel blush and a deeper lip shade.

And here in this prissy photo, after I'd put on L'Oreal Paris Infallible 2-Step Lip Color for this post, I remembered to add a bit of contour colour down the sides of my nose and around the tip, blend a bit of highlight on my forehead and down the bridge of my nose, and add a wee dab of Rodial Hyaluronic Cheek Sculpt ($38 at Murale.ca in March) on the outer curve of the apples of my cheeks.  See how you can't tell where I put stuff?? Tee hee!

clinique how-to charts

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight and Contour_how to make cheekbones pop chart

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight and Contour: how to make cheekbones pop

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight and Contour_how to slip and shape the nose

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight and Contour: how to slim and shape the nose

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight and Contour_how to define the jawline

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight and Contour: how to define the jawline

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight and Contour_how to highlight bone structure

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight and Contour: how to highlight bone structure

The Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight ($24 at sephora.ca and $21 at nordstrom.com) and Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour ($24 at sephora.ca and $21 at nordstrom.com) are oil-free. And now they're staples in my makeup case -- they're ideal if you don't want to have to use makeup brushes (I rarely do, these days).

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight and Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight and Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour

Have you tried either of these Chubby Sticks? Do you think you might? Are the above Clinique charts helpful?

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