Contouring is everywhere. I believe that face contouring and the related face products have been a huge obsession of the makeup world for about a year now. Contouring has become an essential part of our everyday makeup routine and more and more brands introduce their own versions of contouring palettes each month. Clinique on the contrary has something interesting to offer – a cheek contouring palette.
Clinique Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palette ($32.00) is a versatile cheek sculpting compact with natural looking shades that blend and build beautifully.
This blush comes in a plastic clear compact with transparent cover. The lid closes safely that prevents spontaneous openings of the case in a bag though it is easy to open with the fingers with no risk to break a nail. The amount of product you get is 0.31 oz or 9.0 g that is quite a lot as for example – you get 0.23 oz or 6.8 g with the Urban Decay Afterglow blushes and you get 0.16 oz or 4.8 g with the Nars blushes. This amount will definitely last you for quite sometime.
The blush is divided into three sectors of different size and different color. The medium-sized sector is the lightest shade and is designed to work as a highlighter. The biggest one is described as an actual blush and the smallest one is the deepest shade and is supposed to be a contour. The brand suggests using each shade separately to “colour, contour and highlight”. Or you can simply swirl all shades together for a very nice glowing blush shade. The texture of the powder is very finely milled and the color is biuldable and is intense enough for a glowing blush look.
The palette shade I have is the Defining Berries that is more pinky mauve with cool undertones. The lightest highlighting shade in it is very light cool-toned pink with finely mild yet visible pink shimmer. The mid-toned shade is light mauve with strong pink undertones and the least amount of tiny pink shimmer. And the deepest shade is a very deep berry tone with lots of gold shimmer. Though the shimmer is visible in the palette and on hand swatches it is not visible on the skin as it translates into a very beautiful sheen once blended and the blush looks glowy. The color payoff is wonderful but you won’t be able to overdo the blush as you can easily build it up.
You can contour you cheeks with it but do not use it as an actual contour palette as it is designed specifically for cheeks – to deepen the lower part of the cheek (not to create a shadow!), to freshen up the center of you cheeks and to highlighter the upper part. I love to simply swirl all the shades together and apply it to my cheeks. Either way it works great with both types of application. It gives my cheeks healthy glow and I think it is a gorgeous summery shade. The quality is exceptional and the amount of product you get is very generous.
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