Thursday, 3 November 2016

BARRY M COSMETICS FLAWLESS CHISEL CHEEKS CONTOUR CREAM REVIEW PHOTO SWATCHES


The Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Creams (£8) are touted as being "super blendable creams that have been created to adapt to all skin tones to give perfectly sculptured features". I am not one for cream contouring to be honest, although we all know I am a sucker for anything that claims to give me supermodel cheekbones, fussing with creams is not really jam. I am a wholehearted fan of the powder Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit in Medium/Dark, hands down one of the best products I have ever bought. The cream sticks are packaged like twist up crayons, they are quite short and fat compared to the more high-end cream highlight/contour sticks on the market i.e. Smashbox, Dior and Bobbi Brown. However, they are still small enough and reasonably sized to be used directly on the face. The packaging does feel a little cheap if I am honest, it's plastic and it does feel a little like you're using kid's stationary on your face. 


Onto the inside, the colours are really nice. I do like the contour shade a lot more than the highlight colour. For me, the highlight is too light, it is great for brightening the under eyes or even as an eyeshadow base but I don't use it for highlighting at all. Both creams are matte, pigmented and creamy. The contour shade looks pretty dark initially but it blends out easily and you can use more or less product as needed. I really like the contour shade I think they chose really well as this can be used on even really pale skins if used very moderately. It won't do much for deeper skins than mine but it is impossible to find a completely universal contour shade.


In terms of blending, I have tried several ways and have found that using a kabuki brush with a drop of oil blends it out the best. It makes it look really natural and requires little effort. I have tried blending with a damp beauty blender and that takes a lot more effort. If I want a more bronzed sunkissed look I draw all over my hand, dispense a drop of oil and apply with a brush from my hand. If I want a chiseled look I apply with the stick directly into the hollows of my face and then blend out with a clean brush and some oil. 


Overall, I do think these contour creams are good, especially for the price but they aren't the creamiest I have used. You do have to set it with powder and as it is quite subtle once blended I do like to go over the contoured areas with a powder contour. I do recommend these products to anyone who likes cream products as this is long-lasting and the colours are lovely, but the LA Girl Pro Concealers are more my cup of tea. Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post. I am trying so hard to get my head back in the game but I am completely obsessed with Suits at the moment and it's all I want to watch or do or think about. I need to get a life, I know. Take care. 

What do you like to contour with?

Love 
Kiran


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27 comments

  1. Ahh, I've always been worried about cream contour, I worry they won't blend as well as powder!
    These sound like something that might be good for me to try out though, if they're quite subtle!

    francesca | francescasophia.co.uk xx

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    1. They're pretty decent if you want to dabble xxx

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  2. I just recently got a NYX cream contour palette and I love it!

    http://thebookwormbeauty.com

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    1. Love their powder palette! Must try their creams too xxx

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  3. That's what I always thought, but I recently started cream contouring and I love it! I find it much more natural looking than powder, actually.

    http://thebookwormbeauty.com

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  4. oh these don't sound overly bad, I have never tried anything from Barry M Cosmetics before. I hear a bit about Suits I may need to check it out haha ;)

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

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  5. I've never tried barry m makeup before but this sounds so nice, I definitely wanna get into cream products as well!
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. Ooh they are really good, check them out xxx

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  6. I prefer to use a powder instead of a creamy product for contouring, I don't find it easy to blend a creamy product and I need to practise more in order to do it since I have so many creamy products that I never use. I am obsessed with Suits too!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. Yay! Suits fans come out, and tbh same I need a bit more practice working with creams. I see all those instagram videos of super heavy crazy dark contouring and they blend it out like bam I'm a supermodel. I wish I had that skill. Practice makes perfect xxx

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  7. I've been looking at buying these but many have said its hard to blend them out, which is such a shame!

    Parie x
    Class and Glitter

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    1. Yeah they can be tough, using an oil and a flat stippling brush makes it much easer xxx

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  8. I'm not huge into contouring mainly because I am lazy but it does make a difference in the look. I have never tried a contour stick before but definitely am open to getting this duo.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. It's really quite subtle so I don't think you would hate it haha xxx

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  9. I haven't tried any cream contour products, I use powder. I need to try a cream contour stuff! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

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    1. I am the same, powder girl through and through xxx

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  10. Thanks for sharing, I hardly use creamy contour because I find it hard to blend together!

    Patricia / Patricia Stelmach

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    1. They do take a bit of extra time but if done properly look so nice, thank you for reading xxx

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  11. I have never tried cream contour products! These ones sound like they are great for someone who is starting out :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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  12. Barry M products are amazing! I really want to try these now! Thanks for sharing!

    Darriyan xo | www.darriyancateland.co.uk

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  13. Finally a contour kit that actually comes with a darker shade! I also appreciate that the shade isn't overly cool since I find that can be very unflattering on some darker skintones. I haven't watched suits in a while but maybe I need to get back into it! On a side note, did you hear that the girl playing Rachel is supposedly dating Prince Harry?! (yes I am totally guilty of indulging in celebrity gossip XD)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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  14. They are perfect size for traveling :) I'd like to try them ^^ great post dear!

    www.beautiliciousd.blogspot.com

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  15. These sound great! I love cream contouring and using at the moment a little palette from Catrice x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  16. i worry about cream products but this sounds great!
    http://www.thestyletune.com

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  17. These sound awesome! I love contour sticks!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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