While sculpting originated in the theatre to make sure the people in the circle could see the makeup as clearly as those in the stalls, it’s not just reserved for the stage. In fact, when done right, it can be your best beauty buddy. It can subtly warm the complexion, make cheekbones look sharper and define your jawline. The secret is to blend, blend, blend
The easiest way? One product that contains all you need in one portable, crayon-esque stick. The creamy formula melts into skin, so you’ll never be left with harsh lines – all you have to do is apply, buff and blend.
There’s just nothing quite like the subtle definition of a sculpted cheekbone, defined jawline or a contoured nose. Here’s our purse-friendly guide to sculpting sticks, all of which are under £10…
Maybelline Master Contour
Not only is it under £10, but you get two sticks for that purse friendly price. Master Contour, £6.99, means you can create a creamy/matte highlight and contour for a finish that blends seamlessly and looks effortlessly natural.
Freedom Pro Contour Stick
Coming in at a mere £5, apply this double ended stick to the hollows of your cheeks, then pat the colour in for a natural, believable contour.
NYX Wonder Stick
There’s light and shade to be had in this double-ended stick, £10, and it comes in a variety of shades so no matter what your skin tone, you can contour with the best of them.
e.l.f. Studio Sculpt & Glow Duo Stix
This pencil, £4.50, warms into the cheeks for cut-glass cheekbones, but is also pretty when buffed into the hairline and jawline for a complete, sculpted finish.
W7 Contour Stick
Perfect for precision, this stick, £5.99, has a velvety texture for no-nonsense sculpting. One end contains a creamy brown to define and the other a beautiful ivory highlighter to add radiance.