Wednesday, October 14, 2015

[Beauty Review + Giveaway] chiaroscuro Contour and Highlighter Stick by em Cosmetics ❤

Most of you will be familiar with Michelle Phan, the famous make-up demonstrator and entrepreneur who became notable as a YouTube personality. She launched her own makeup range, em by Michelle Phan a few years ago and I am lucky to lay my hands on her make-up products since it is not available in Malaysia. 

Today I will be introducing this chiaroscuro Contour and Highlighter Stick from em cosmetics. Are you guys excited?! This magic stick is inspired by the girl who wants to pose like a model while sculpting and chiseling her best features.


FYI, chiaroscuro Contour and Highlighter Stick is a double-ended contour / highlight stick which is used for contouring and highlighting your face. Chiaroscuro comes in 4 tones which are Fair Tones, Light Tones, Medium Tones and Deep Tones.

The swatches with flash (:
This magic stick is all you need to contour and highlight, emphasising your best features. a unique, double-ended contour/light stick create shadow and definition with lightweight, powder-crème side stick create light and illumination with lightweight, silky-cream side stick. Here are some of the tips on how to contour your face:


Using the powder-crème side stick, use the contour stick on the outer sides of your nose to make your nose look slimmer. Remember to find the hollows of your cheeks. You can do so by making a fish face. As you can see from the photo above, the hollows are pretty obvious and can be seen on my face. You may use the contour shade and draw 5 small strokes on the hollows of your cheeks downwards.

Gently blend it with ring finger.
You may also contour on the area right above your eyebrows. If you want to create definition at the jaw, use the contour shade and trace just above your jawline from your ears down to your chin. You are able to create a shadow by blending in. Do remember to gently blend it with your ring finger as it exerts lesser pressure on your face. 



As for the highlighting part, apply the highlighter side right down the middle of your nose and blend away. Try to add more highlight on the top of your cheekbones for extra definition. Do take note to apply the highlighter on the nose bridge, cupid's bow and chin for better definition. 

With and without flash (:
The results after contouring and highlighting can be seen from the photo above. I took photos with and without flash to see the difference. Without the flash, somehow I look pretty natural in it. However you can see that the cheeks area and nose bridge are somewhat more defined and obvious if I take the photos with flash. Not too obvious on the definition part but I would prefer the contouring part to be more obvious. 

It's good to have both contour and highlighter on one stick as it's so convenient to bring around be it work or travel. The only drawback of this product is that the shade I had picked (Light Tones) somehow are is light and not pigmented as what i had expected. 


GIVEAWAY TIME!
I would like to take this opportunity to do a giveaway for my readers! A reader will walk away with chiaroscuro Contour and Highlighter Stick by em Cosmetics in Fair Tones! Are you guys excited for it? 


All you have to do is to complete all the tasks given in the Rafflecopter and one winner will be randomly picked from Rafflecopter. Good luck all! :D 



chiaroscuro Contour and Highlighter Stick is sold at $24.00 and can be purchased via website @ http://www.emcosmetics.com


Disclaimer: The product was bought by myself and photos taken above are not edited.





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