If there’s one thing that’s been proven time and time again, it’s that when it comes to makeup, it’s all in the base. If you’re lucky, you’ve found your match made foundation and concealer — Now, if you’re looking to turn it up a notch, consider entering the world of contour sticks. There’s no shortage of options on the market, but as with anything else, you’re going to want to scope out the best.
When contouring became a nearly worldwide trend in the makeup space (affectionately associated with the year 2016), it was powered contour that gurus and obsessives were reaching for at the time. Fast forward to 2022, and while there are no “rules” in beauty, there has been a noticeable shift away from the borderline-cakey beat face with now soft glam and no makeup-makeup looks at the forefront. Enter — lightweight contour sticks in lieu of ultra pigmented powders.
At the end of the day, however, you can reach for a cream contour or bronzer stick no matter what kind of look you’re going for. Plus, they come with a number of other perks such as faster application time and that your-skin-but-better look. Depending on your lifestyle, you may even like cream contouring as an alternative to powder due to its more everyday nature. Without further ado, we rounded up the options worth checking out first, ahead.