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I'm Caitlin Israel, a twenty-something midwesterner with a penchant for neutrals, donuts, and makeup.
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Cream Contour for the Skeptic

Cream Contour for the Skeptic

Cream Contour for the Skeptic | Re-Mix-Her
Cream Contour for the Skeptic | Re-Mix-Her

As someone who has oily skin and who always has to set foundation, BB cream, concealer, etc., with powder to get it to stay put all day, I have stayed far, far away from cream contouring. Powder products have always been my jam, but when I saw MakeupByTiffanyD rave about a cream contour palette and do a tutorial on how she uses it, I decided to give cream contouring a try.

I picked up the Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette and the BeautyBlusher per Tiffany's suggestions, and I've given the palette a whirl over the past week. The creams blend out better than I expected; they're creamy without being oily, and they're not too stiff that you can't blend them out. The contour looks surprisingly natural, and I love the flush the blush brings to my cheeks. My only qualms with this palette are the two highlight colors; I'm not entirely sure what to do with them. The shimmery highlight ends up being set with powder that dulls down the shimmer (so maybe I should use a powder highlight to set it), and the matte highlight doesn't seem to layer all that well with my foundation, especially on my nose.

The final verdict? I'll keep playing with the palette and see if I can get different results. I wish the contour and blush colors came in their own separate pans because I don't foresee myself using the highlights all that much. I'm very interested to see how the creams hold up in the summer heat and humidity. Maybe I'll give you an update in mid-July. But for the moment, this cream-contour skeptic has been proven wrong!

Mustard and Denim

Mustard and Denim

Sephora VIB Sale and Mac Haul

Sephora VIB Sale and Mac Haul