Clinique Highlighting & Contouring Chubby Sticks

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Clinique recently held an Instagram competition to celebrate reaching 20K followers, the prize was a bunch of their products worth £200+ and I was fortunate to win them! You can catch up the Clinique prize post here. Last month, I sung high praises of the Bottom Lash Mascara & High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara – both of which I am still using on a daily basis and still love! This week it’s time to show case Clinique’s contouring products: Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour and Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlighter.

*Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour – £19.00

The first thing I noticed about the stick was “omg the colour!”. It looks incredibly dark when swatched and even I panicked a little thinking “how on earth will this suit me?!”. I applied it to the hollow of my cheeks, jaw line and temples and blended it in with a Real Techniques buffing brush. The product immediately melted away into my skin and didn’t stain at all – phew! The colour blends extremely well and the product is oil-free and very nourishing on the skin. It’s shaped in such a way as well that it doesn’t need to be sharpened which is super handy. The price seems a little steep for what it actually is considering how broad the ‘contouring market’ is, but it will certainly last a long time.


*Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlighter – £19.00

The highlighter is very shimmery and I’d describe it as a champaign silver kind of shade. I find that I need to add more product in order to make it show up but I really enjoy using it to give my skin a dewy glow. I apply it to my cheekbones, forehead, bridge of my nose and cupids bow. I blend it with a soft blush brush by Real Techniques. It has a lovely creamy texture, making it easy to blend into the skin without rubbing away any makeup that was previously applied. I’d definitely repurchase this, it’s a nice alternative to powder highlighters that I own and gives a nice subtle shimmer.

What products do you use to contour/highlight?

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  1. August 7, 2015 / 11:12 am

    Firstly, congratulations on winning that! You always seem to win things, you're so lucky! Haha! <3 They look quite awesome to be honest. I don't tend to contour (just bronzing every now and then) or highlight, but I feel like I should highlight when I'm wearing a a full-face make-up. I'll probably give highlighting a try soon. Lovely post and lovely photography too xx

    Cristina | MY CUP OF TEA

  2. August 7, 2015 / 11:24 am

    Congrats on winning, I'm jealous to say the least ha! Contouring sticks are becoming so popular, seems like such a weird concept to me because I have only ever used powdered contouring products! I love the Sleek contouring kit, but these days, I tend to just use my Revolution highlighter with a bit of Max Factor Creme Puff Blush. I do have my eye on the Anastasia Beverly Hills creme contouring kit though… maybe with my birthday money! Lovely post doll :)xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

  3. August 7, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    You won so much stuff! haha it will probably last you a very long time, and give endless supply of blog post reviews :p

    I really want the Smashbox sticks at the moment and they are similar to these. But currently I've been using the Bourjois one 🙂

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. August 7, 2015 / 12:44 pm

    You`re so lucky, I always find this competitions too late. I always wanted to try these, they`re different from your usual highlighters/bronzers. And they looks so easy to use.

    http://www.beautynerd.co.uk

  5. August 7, 2015 / 1:46 pm

    I'm still so jealous you won this!! Great review, might have to try one for myself. I adore Clinique, so I've been itching to try them for a while! My current contour is TheBalm's Bahama Mama bronzer and I LOVE it because it's quite a taupe shade which works really well on skin as pale as mine!

    Rhianna | robowecop

  6. August 7, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    Congrats on winning girl!! I love the look of these chubby sticks. The highlight is my favourite x

    Abi | abistreetx

  7. August 7, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    Ahh amazing well done on the win!! I'm rubbish with contour/highlighting myself, but your cheeks looks lovely! May consider giving these ago as I love Clinique, especially their chubby sticks for lips I have 4 now 🙂

    Gabby xo

    Blog – What She Buys / Instagram / Twitter

  8. August 8, 2015 / 8:10 am

    I am still VERY envious of your win!! you lucky girl!!! I have always been so rubbish with (well make up jn general) but contouring especially – these look like a winner. xxxx
    http://www.fashionnomads.com

  9. August 8, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    The result looks really nice and natural 🙂
    xx

  10. August 8, 2015 / 6:03 pm

    Wow you look really beautiful Hannah! I like that it's quite subtle and not overpowering like some people's contouring can look – it's perfect for daytime wear 🙂 x

  11. August 8, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    Can't believe you won these, congrats! They sound like great products and I've heard that No7 make affordable dupes x

    Blushhx

  12. August 9, 2015 / 5:48 pm

    I'm so jealous of you winning this prize as I'm sure you've tried so many amazing products by Clinique! I've read some great things on these chubby sticks and they definitely seem to make contouring a lot easier as they sound so blendable 🙂 x
    Charlotte's Road

  13. August 10, 2015 / 3:45 pm

    The Highlighting Chubby Stick by Clinique has been on my wish list for some time. I think its stunning!

  14. August 11, 2015 / 5:16 pm

    Woah that highlighting stick looks amazing! Been after for a good one for a while xxx

    – Hannah / trustinvogue.com

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