By Sanghmitra V.
Today, I will be reviewing my first product from Milani – the Contour and Highlight Cream and Liquid Duo stick in the shade “04 Medium/Dark.” This was my first try at highlighting and contouring. So, after watching a lot of tutorials and reading a lot about the process and the products, I finally bought one for me. Read on to see how the Milani Contour and Highlight Cream and Duo stick turned out for me.
Contour and Highlight Cream and Liquid Duo is a smooth, blendable matte contour cream and high pigmented liquid illuminator in one that lets you effortlessly create a sculpted and highlighted look with the perfect shade combination for your skin tone. The lightweight, buildable shades add major glamour to any makeup or no-makeup look, or soft-glam, natural-looking definition to your best features.
My Experience with Milani Contour and Highlight Cream and Liquid Duo:
The Milani Contour and Highlight Cream and Liquid Duo is a really good buy. The product comes in a sleek stick packaging with the cream contour stick at one end and the highlighting liquid at the other end. The wand to apply the highlighter is a doe foot applicator.
The Contour Cream stick glides very smoothly and can be blended by a Beauty Blender or a buffing brush. The contoured areas on the face distinctively look sharper yet still natural. The shades are buildable for a more dramatic makeup look. So use a light-hand application if you are going for a natural day-time look. It is highly pigmented and easy to blend. The contour cream stick and the highlighter wand make for a very convenient application.
The key for contour/highlight process is to blend, blend and blend. Use a light hand with the Beauty Blender and thoroughly blend the product on the face. Although the product description claims that it is buildable, this won’t make you look much chiseled. The result is more like a well-defined face with the most natural glow and soft contouring, but for the price, I think it delivers great results.
I love using this product for both day and evening time looks as it gives the perfect glow that goes well with every occasion. It doesn’t fade away for a good 4-5 hours which is a great pay-off for the price. The shelf-life of the product is 6 months and the quantity is sufficient to last for 6 months use.
Pros of Milani Contour and Highlight Cream and Liquid Duo:
- Highly pigmented.
- Blends well.
- Good staying power (5-6 hours).
- Available in 5 shades.
- Easy to carry.
Cons of Milani Contour and Highlight Cream and Liquid Duo:
- Availability in India.
Do I Recommend Milani Contour and Highlight Cream and Liquid Duo?
Definitely yes! It does its job well, is affordable and easy to carry. It is also a really good product for beginners (like me!).
Would I Repurchase Milani Contour and Highlight Cream and Liquid Duo?
No. I tend to get bored if I have to use the same products over and over again, hence I would like to try something else.