Maybelline Master Contour V By Face Studio
Bought for: P350
Bought from: an online shop
Facestudio® Master Contour V-Shape Duo Stick contours and highlights in two easy steps. Master the perfect V-shaped face with this easy-to-use contouring and highlighting duo. This 2-in-1 stick creates the illusion of structure and lift in two easy steps.
DIRECTION FOR USE
Step 1. Apply dark shade along the jawline and hallows of the cheeks and blend well.
Step 2. Apply light shade to the high points of the face, like the tops of cheeks and bridge of nose, and blend well.
Contouring is a makeup skill I am currently working hard on. I bought them in powder, liquid and cream forms before but I was barely introduced to the right shades so I ended up throwing them away or giving them out to anyone who have the skin tones that matched the shades that I have. A few months ago, I purchased another contouring product in my attempt to have a slimmer and contoured face. I have round face, chubby cheeks and high hair line and by the sound of it, maybe you're thinking contouring products should be a necessity for me. Tell me about it!!! For now, here's a brief review of Maybelline Master Contour V-Shape Duo Stick.
The product comes in a retractable stick with contour on one side and highlight on the other. The packaging was, overall, pretty nice, convenient to bring anywhere and so easy to use.
The shade that I have is in 015 Medium Moyen. the contour is pretty much my shade but the highlight appears a little awkward on my skin. It does look funny because it's peachy on me, hence, the fake look. Now, I'm wondering if it's really possible that I buy a certain contour kit, for example, and then the other side would complement my skin tone and the other just wouldn't even if they are supposed to be used together. Ugh, I'm confused.
TEXTURE / CONSISTENCY / EASE OF APPLICATION
The contour and highlight both applies easily with its soft and creamy texture. It also has a lightweight formulation and is non-greasy. The worst thing, though, is the blending part because the product won't blend easily on skin even with the use of a damp sponge. By the moment I get rid of the harsh lines on the side of my nose, cheeks and jaw, all pigmentation seemed to wear off. I tried using it over almost any type of foundation whether they are matte or luminous just in case I am missing anything but to no avail. I keep on having a hard time blending the product into my skin.
This product has a mild to barely-there scent so no worries for scent-sensitives out there.
I feel like I really have to point out that this product is so hard to blend on skin--both the highlight and the contour part and it's just too tough to work in. The highlighter even emphasizes creases and folds so uh-uh. The pigmentation were not that great either and it does not last long on my super oily face. If you really want to achieve a nice depth or a slimmer face, you might want to opt for powder contours because I find them more pigmented and long-wearing.
With better contour kits I have, I definitely don't see myself reaching for this anytime soon. I do not recommend it either even if you are new to the concept of highlighting and contouring as there are much affordable drugstore contour kits that performs better and gives skin better illusion. The price point was kind of too high for this as well and it's kind of disappointing.
Have you already tried Maybelline Master Contour V-Shape Duo Stick? Do we have the same thoughts? No? Let's talk down below!