Thanks to Kim K the contouring trend is not going anywhere! I am quite new to this makeup technique, last year was the first time I tried my hand at using bronzer and highlighters to contour. I did notice a difference and liked how it made my cheekbones appear more defined! These little makeup “cheats” can be fun to play around with, but many of us can’t be bothered to pick up a bronzer, a contour brush, a highlighter and a blending brush. Makeup is expensive y’all!
I’ve posted about Nudestix many times, they are one of my favourite Canadian brands. Available exclusively at Sephora they focus on “nude but better” makeup products that give your skin a natural but polished look. Everything comes in a pencil form (other than the mascara and lipgloss) and the only tools you need are your hands!
They recently sent me the Nudestix Sculpting Pencil ($28 CAD) in medium/light which has been consistently sold out at most Sephora locations! I used it in place of my bronzer and illuminating powder and blended the product in gently with my fingertips.
The Nudestix Sculpting Pencil comes in 2 shades, Light/Medium and Medium/Deep. I think if you are very fair the Light/Medium pencil (which I used) would be perfect.
The light shade is a matte highlighter that will give your skin a boost of brightness without being shimmery. The darker shade was a bit too light on me to be used as a contour shade, but it would work well as a concealer for blemishes.
The formula is the same excellent quality I have come to expect from Nudestix. They are super creamy and blend with a velvety finish. The packaging also comes with a storage tin and a sharpener.
If you are new to contouring this might be a good place to start. The shades are subtle and easy to work with, plus you get both the contour shade and the highlighting shade in one pencil. No brushes required!
Have you tried anything from Nudestix? Let me know in the comments!