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7 of the best contour sticks to define and sculpt your complexion

7 of the best contour sticks to define and sculpt your complexion

Contour sticks are the most foolproof way of sculpting, defining and enhancing your natural features.

So creamy, precise and blendable, they make it so easy to master the art of contouring and can be used to define your cheekbones, jaw line and nose with ease. Unlike powder contour products or palettes which require the perfect brushes for seamless application, with contour sticks all you need to do is draw and blend.

Which are the best contour sticks?

If you’re new to contour or simply want to find a new formula to help you create the illusion of supermodel cheekbones, we have curated an edit of the best contour sticks which have the perfect hue and blend beautifully for the most natural-looking contour you could wish for.

7 best contour sticks

  1. benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick
  2. Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Curvy Contour
  3. Illamasqua Contouring Gel Sculpt
  4. NYX Professional Makeup Wonder Stick
  5. Burberry Face Contour
  6. HD Brows Sculpt Stick
  7. NIP+FAB Make Up Definition Fix Stix
  1. benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick
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    benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick

    In the brand’s best-selling Hoola shade, the benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick both warms and defines your complexion in one step. The ultra-blendable cream-to-powder formula is so easy to apply and melts into the skin when buffed with a brush or tapped in with your fingers. With a domed tip for precise application, it is the perfect product for a natural-looking bronze contour.

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  2. Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Curvy Contour
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    Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Curvy Contour

    Oil-free yet still so creamy and blendable, Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Curvy Contour makes it so easy to contour your complexion in seconds. Once applied, the creamy formula lasts for hours on the skin and create the illusion of depth underneath your cheekbones and around your jawline while still looking so natural.

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  3. Illamasqua Contouring Gel Sculpt
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    Illamasqua Contouring Gel Sculpt

    With a sheer finish that looks so natural on the skin, Illamasqua Contouring Gel Sculpt in Silhouette works beautifully on a wide array of skin tones. The gel formula has a cooling effect on the skin and is so easy to blend with your fingers or a brush for an almost undetectable contour which softly defines your features. It can also be used lightly over your lips to deepen your natural lip colour.

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  4. NYX Professional Makeup Wonder Stick
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    NYX Professional Makeup Wonder Stick

    The dual-ended NYX Wonder Stick allows you to contour and highlight your complexion with ease. Both creamy shades, a light cream to highlight the areas you want to accentuate and a cool-toned shade to contour, blend into the skin seamlessly and are richly pigmented to allow you to create your custom look. In a variety of shades to match and flatter all skin tones, it is a great affordable contour stick which creates beautiful results.

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  5. Burberry Face Contour
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    Burberry Face Contour

    Super slim and precise, Burberry Face Contour is the perfect contour stick for defining intricate areas of your face such as around your nose, lips and eyes. Although it can be used on the cheekbones and jawline, its pen-like size means it deposits colour exactly where you want it to help you achieve your desired look even in those intricate areas. The formula itself is so creamy and blendable and creates a beautiful, natural-looking contour.

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  6. HD Brows Sculpt Stick
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    HD Brows Sculpt Stick

    Long-wearing and buildable, HD Brows Sculpt Stick makes it so easy to define and sculpt your complexion in seconds. The cool-toned cream creates a natural-looking shade on your skin that accentuates your bone structure and adds dimension without looking at all heavy. All you need to do is swipe onto the areas you want to define then blend with your fingers or a brush.

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  7. NIP+FAB Make Up Definition Fix Stix
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    NIP+FAB Make Up Definition Fix Stix

    Infused with nourishing ingredients including shea butter and jojoba oil to make it so creamy and blendable, NIP+FAB Definition Fix Stix work beautifully on bare skin and on top of foundation to help you define your features effortlessly. In a variety of shades which mimic the tone of natural shadows on a variety of skin tones, they create such a natural-looking contour.

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