Contour & blush sticks are all the rage at the moment (thanks Kimmy K for making us all want perfect cheekbones & jawlines). When Illamasqua recently launched their new Gel Sculpt sticks I was invited to their Beak Street Store to have a chat about how best to use them with their creative director Alex Box - makeup genius!
There are 3 shades available in the new Gel Sculpt range - Silhouette which looks really dark in the tube but is a really great sheer subtle brown on the skin, Charm, a bright apricot orange and Fluster, a rosy pink.
As they are gel based they are really easy to apply and work with - allowing you to really blend into the skin leaving you with a really pretty natural look. Alex Box has quite a unique way of applying them as well as you may spot in the images above - she applies the product onto the fatty bit of skin under your thumb (no idea what this is called!) and coincidentally this part of your body fits perfectly into the contours of your cheekbones, so all you have to do is gently press & pat the lower thumb into the cheeks and it will leave a lovely natural flush of colour or contour. You can then press around your temples & forehead for some more contouring!
I've been using Silhouette as a contour for a few months now and I really love it - it suits my pale skin and is very buildable for a more intense look. I also love Charm and wear it often on my lips too!
The new Gel Sculpt's are available from Illamasqua counters, stores or online for £22!
Would you consider swapping your powder contour for a gel formula?