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PUR Minerals The Complexion Authority introduces the PUR Cameo Contour Stick. I received the five shades available. They arrived in this gorgeous black box tied with a long satin ribbon and nestled snugly in beautiful silver tissue.
The PUR Cameo Contour Sticks are dual ended contour foundation sticks that function as contour, highlighter and even as a lightweight foundation.
Included in each pretty, silver box is a dual ended Cameo Contour stick and a pink egg shaped beauty sponge with a broad, flat edge at the top, on one side. The dual ended stick is a twist up design, The sponge is similar to the beautyblender, it is firmer but is used in the same fashion; run it under warm water until it is saturated and expands and softens up a bit then squeeze it, hard to remove excess water, leaving it damp and ready to go.
Using the Cameo Contour stick couldn't be easier. Twist up the darker shade and lightly stripe it where you want to create shadows, directly under the cheekbones, along the jawline and under the chin, along the hairline, down the sides of the nose. Apply contour to suit your unique features and needs. To add light and lift to your face, flip the stick and apply the light tone on the high planes of the face; top of the cheekbones, down the center of the nose, a bit on the chin, the tip of the nose, cupid's bow and center of the forehead. You could also add some to the triangle under the eyes, if desired.
Now, take the blending sponge and bounce it to blend your contour and highlight into your skin. Easy-peasy.
The shade I use is Light. I love the highlight shade. It brightens, giving my face a youthful, lit from within quality without added shimmer or radiance. The contour shade is, sadly just a bit tan to work effectively for my pale face as a contour shade. I think that I'll give it a go as a light creme bronzer to warm up my skin as things begin to warm up, come Spring.
The formula on this product is lovely. The creme is smooth, silky and weightless on the skin. It blends out easily without having to pummel away at it forever and it doesn't seem to disturb the foundation/concealer under it. I can wear this all day. It doesn't fade, separate, break down or crack. This product is chemical sunscreen free.
Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Silica, Polyethylene, Bis-Stearyl Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Isopropyl Isostearate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, C10-18 Triglycerides, Squalane, Copernica Cerafera (Carnauba) Wax, Ceramide Ap, Retinol, Lactic Acid (L), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI77492, CI77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
I applied the Cameo Contour Stick in Light, over my foundation. I went easy on the contour shade, as it doesn't gel with my skin tone as a contour and splashed on a bit more highlight to give me a soft, strobed effect. Details on the rest of my makeup look can be found here.
There is much to appreciate about these handy-dandy dual ended sticks of love. The formula is top rate, they blend out like a dream and wear (for me) like iron, all day. My only tiny sadness is that the contour shade isn't sympatico with my skin tone. I would be over the moon if PUR did a contour shade for us fairer people that was more grey toned. Then, the stick would be absolutely perfect!
I have to say, as huge a fan as I am of my beloved beautyblenders, the sponge that comes with the Cameo Contour is a good one! I have used mine with the stick and for just bouncing foundation, CC cream, concealer and so on into my skin. It performs very well and I dig the flat area, it is such a useful feature. I'm a fan.
If you would like to try the PUR Cameo Contour Stick, it is available in five shade combos to suit fair to deep skin tones and are available from the PUR website, Kohl's and Ulta Beauty. If you are ordering online, don't forget to use Ebates.
Have you tried the PUR Cameo Contour Stick? What do you think about it? What are your favorite PUR makeup products? Any I should pick up and give a whirl?
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