Contour Beauty Finds

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Hello lovers!ย I have had the chance to try both drugstore and high end products. This segment is going to focus on contouring products from three different brands. Before I begin, let me just add that I am a girl that has oily but sensitive skin. So be sure to take my advice lightly if your skin is less problematic than mine. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Let’s begin!

NYX Wonder Stick


This is a great product if you are a beginner. The box paints a clear picture as to one must use the darker and lighter shades on your face. I purchased the universal shade. The lighter shade I found to be very shimmery. Some make-up artists are able to work with shimmery based foundations. But not this girl! I also found that the colors were very oil based which made it impossible to keep the product on my skin without adding a fourth of my facial primer to my face before I used the wonderstick. Definitely not for someone who’s face is very oily but may be beneficial for those who have dry skin.

Sephora Collection Contouring 101 Face Palette


I purchased this palette wanting to try different shades for contouring. I found that the product was very powdery and chalky. I am a girl that enjoy a matte finish above anything. Because the product was so powdery, I found myself struggling just to get the colors on my skin. Needless to say, I regretted making this purchase.

Smashbox Step-by-step contour kitย 


Now we are cooking with fire! I really liked this palette. Each of the colors were very pigmented. I loved that this included a brush as well as a guide that highlights how one should contour based upon their facial structure. A little goes a long with this this palette. Additionally, I love that the colors of the palette give a matte finish (just the way I like it!).

Have you tried contouring yourself with any of these palettes. What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with my critiques? Let me know! And have fun enhancing your already beautiful faces! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. 4.1.15

    Ooh that NYX stick sounds great! Thanks for the review so helpful because i have sensitive skin too!

    • 4.1.15
      ncmedina said:

      I am so glad I was able to help! Let me know what you think of it.

  2. 4.1.15

    I love the nyx wonder stick! I have super dry skin though so maybe that’s why haha. I love the highlighting side for cleaning up my brows and my lipstick. Awesome review!


  3. 4.1.15

    Great post! Just followed you ๐Ÿ™‚ feel free to follow me back if youโ€™d like, Iโ€™m a fashion and beauty blogger ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  4. 4.1.15

    Oh I needs to try these !

  5. 4.1.15

    The nyx sticks ! I’ve tried the other ones before! Lol xo

  6. 4.2.15

    I haven’t seen that nyx stick either. I may have to give that a try. Thanks for the post!

    • 4.2.15
      ncmedina said:

      Of course! I was able to find them at Harmon and Target. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 4.2.15

        I practically live at target. I’ll look out for them the next time I’m there. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 4.2.15
    Arielle said:

    Love your post! It is the first time that I am seeing NYX’s sticks – they remind me of the ones from Em – Michelle Phan!

    • 4.2.15
      ncmedina said:

      Ooo I am going to have to check out that product. I am so thrilled you enjoyed my post. Thank you so much! xo

      • 4.2.15
        Arielle said:

        Oh but Nyx ones are really cheaper! So it is a better alternative ๐Ÿ™‚