The Shortcut to Contouring Like a Pro

A shortcut to contouring like a pro - Politics of Pretty

Do you contour? I love the idea of contouring—it helps slim, shape and accentuates your best features, but for some reason it’s always been a daunting application for me. While I’ve seen a bevy of videos on YouTube offering step-by-step guidance, it looks complicated and time consuming. But I’m here to report some good news for those who need a shortcut to contouring like a pro. Enter Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight & Contour.

Neiman Marcus sent me the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight in my April beauty box but after doing a little research, I feel like I couldn’t try one without the other—The Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour that is. The oil-free Sculpting Contour works well for slimming and shaping your nose, defining the jawline and lifting the neck. The Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight helps accentuate your best features by illuminating your complexion with light-reflecting optics. After practicing my highlight and contour routine a few times, I’ve learned that blending, blending (and more blending) is the key to pulling off this look. This formula also pairs well for bare skin or foundation. The reviews don’t mention anything about not using with tinted moisturizers but I’ve been wearing it on top of my bareMinerals Complexion Rescue and haven’t had any issues. I can honestly say these Chubby Sticks have been so easy to use, especially for a contouring beginner like myself. Rather than try and give you step-by-step instructions, I highly recommend you check out this quick cheat sheet and say, hello cheekbones!