Lancôme recently released a brand new duel ended contour and highlighter stick called Lancôme Le Duo – Contour & Highlighter Stick ($36USD), which does exactly what the name suggests. It is designed to help contour and highlight your face by provided shadow to certain areas and providing light to others to help better define your features.
As a fan on contouring I jumped on this pretty quick! I absolutely love the effects of contouring my face and try to do it as often as I can without looking too made up. I wasn’t quite sure where on the “extreme” ladder this would sit, whether it would be something I could use day to day or whether it was more a special occasions only.
Packaging is a huge win for me, its ultra-portable being dual ended and since it’s a cream formula, you only really need your fingers to blend it out afterwards. For me I chose the lightest shade called Ivoire, which I would say worked out perfectly for me. I find it looks a little more “obvious” if I apply it without any foundation, just on bare skin. If I use foundation to even out my skin tone first, then I find the highlighter shade throws on more shimmer than highlights. However the contour shade works a treat for me, when I first apply it, it can seem a little daunting. But a bit of blending and it works perfectly.
The formula is very silky, so this blends out beautifully. Personally I prefer it over using bronzer as I find the contouring to be more precise, however if I’m looking for something more dramatic then I’d likely still need to lean on my bronzing powders.
Definitely something I love using and can see myself getting a lot of use out of during the weekend when I’m looking for a bit of added lift.
I picked mine up from Sephora.