13 Contour Sticks That Will Make Brushes Feel Obsolete

Not so long ago, the chiseling effect known as contouring was mastered only by the pros and their overflowing kits of powders, sponges, and makeup brushes. But thanks to an ever-evolving makeup market, contouring is now more commonplace than ever before. Enter the super-creamy and convenient contouring stick—a truly innovative invention for lazy people and beauty novices alike.


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How to Apply a Contour Stick

The formulas are easier to blend, more forgiving, and seemingly impossible to mess up, and buffing them in requires just a few strokes of your fingertips. In fact, mastering the technique requires nothing but a swipe under your cheekbones, along your jawline and temples, and down the sides of your nose, before blending with your digits. Complicated makeup brushes and hard-to-clean sponges, it was nice knowing ya.

1. Westman Atelier Face Trace Contour Stick

2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour & Highlight Stick

3. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand


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A Primer Option

4. Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Contour Skinstick

5. Uoma Beauty Double Take Contour Stick

6. BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick

7. Nars The Multiple


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A Primer Option

8. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick

9. Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

10. Makeup by Mario Soft Sculpt Shaping Stick

11. Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Skin Finish Buildable Coverage Foundation Stick


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A Primer Option

12. Ilia Illuminator

13. Nyx Professional Makeup Wonder Stick

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