FEATURED: TOPSHOP CONTOUR CREAM IN 'SWEEP'
This is the first makeup item I've tried from Topshop despite hearing such good reviews about various pieces of their collection. I picked this contour cream up a few weeks ago and I have to admit, it's never going to be a holy grail product of mine but I still think it's great.
The contour cream is available in two shades; 'Sweep' which is a medium brown matte shade and 'Swerve' which is a darker, cool toned matte shade. I kinda wish I had bought 'Swerve' as despite looking a lot darker, the cool tones make it easier to work with as 'Sweep' sometimes looks quite orange on my skin.
It really takes no time at all to apply the product and the finish looks a lot more natural than a powder contour. The creaminess makes it so easy to blend and fortunately it doesn't set straight away which means you have a bit of time to work with it. I tend to warm up the cream with my finger by swirling it around in the pan and then apply it to the hollows of my cheeks with my finger. I find this applies so much easier to the face when using my finger rather than a brush so I tend to just stick with that method. I then whack out my Real Techniques Contour Brush or Buffing Brush and blend the cream into my skin which leaves a really natural looking contour.
So why won't this be a holy grail product for me? Even though it only takes a tiny bit longer than applying my contour with a powder, I'm just too lazy and it's as simple as that. I'll be using this for times when I want to sit down and properly do my makeup but on a day to day basis I just don't think it's for me.