Happy Monday muffins 🙂 After a manic workshop filled weekend in Letterkenny I’m back in Dublin and finally catching up on some admin this morning before heading to film an exciting project. As most of you may know, last week my blog was hacked which caused some serious stress for followers, my Web Designer and I. Thankfully order has been restored, my website is more secure than ever and I’m back with a riveting review for you all. When it comes to contouring I’m generally a fan of powder products by virtue of their finish and longevity. I’m not a fan of those 16 Shade Contour Kits; I feel they’re generally too heavy, greasy and wasteful shade wise. When Stila sent me their Shape & Shade Custom Contour Duo I immediately thought ‘pretty please let this be a Tom Ford dupe.’ So come on fairy, is it? Truthfully, it’s better baby and almost half the price.
Retailing at €41.50 and contained in a cool champagne gold compact this is an ultra creamy, super soft contour and highlight duo that’s available in three shades to suit every light, medium and dark skin tone. Inside you’ll find the perfect amount of product and the most intriguing texture upon your first swatch. The velvety product literally melts into the skin yet has a matte finish that blends beautifully with soft focus, line filling properties that instantly blur imperfections, leaving skin looking smooth and naturally sculpted. Depending on the finish you desire, this dream duo offers buildable instant color that works on a myriad of complexions. The magic matte formulation means an an MUA you can sculpt every skin type in a modern manner; from the excessively oily to the more mature. In terms of staying power Stila have you sorted, so prepare for a long wearing, non transfer, waterproof and sweat proof look that lasts all day.
Just look at that sexy swatch 🙂 Creamy blendable brilliance that dries to a non drying matte finish, got that?! This cute coveted contour also comes with an easy to follow ‘how to’ guide on sculpting and shading with tips from the Stila Pros meaning even novice newbies can give sculpting a go. The clever people at Stila have also devised an accompanying Shape & Shade Custom Contour Brush which is the perfect tool to complete the look and next on my list of things to purchase. I’m a huge fan of Stila and will be doing a Brand Focus YouTube tutorial very soon including these products. For those looking to invest, Stila can be purchased at Harvey Nichols Dundrum, Sam McCauleys Tralee, Wexford and Carlow, in Marks & Spencer Mary St. Dublin and Cara Pharmacy Sligo.