Sunday, 24 June 2018


I really wanted a do-it-all 2-in-1 highlight and contour concealer for my sister's wedding. I see the NYX Cosmetics Sculpt & Highlight Face Duo all over social media in those cool little Instagram makeup tutorials and these muas make it look quite effective so when I went to Boots last week I picked one up. Judging by the pictures and based on some of the people I follow I got the shade Almond & Light. Let me start right here by saying this is way too light for me, I thought because it was suitable for "medium" skintones and I am a "medium skintone" at least in most foundations this would work, but it was really way too light.

I don't want to beat around the bush, so this specific product was a straight fail for me. It wasn't very pigmented, the colours and undertones were off for my skin colour (which I take full responsibility for but I swear on my life the girl on the packaging was two shades darker than me). I didn't find it blended particularly well with my foundation, it was a little patchy and required using a brush rather than a sponge to blend properly and occasionally a drop of oil. I don't know if I just picked up a dry one and got unlucky but overall a massive disappointment. The concealer side had all the same issues and really all I use it for is as an eyeshadow base at this moment in time. I don't even want to buy a better shade match at this point and I wouldn't recommend. I think the LA Girl Pro Concealers (£5) are a much better option both for concealing, colour correcting and highlighting. Their shades are really pigmented and work gorgeously on top and beneath foundation great for events and weddings where you want to look extra snatched

Thank you for reading this short review, I would love to know if you have tried this product and what your experience was. Please leave a comment down below. I have been meaning to post this since Friday and it has just been one of those weeks. I have been in such a weird mood lately. I don't know why I can't just do the shit that I have to do but there you go. Tune back in on Wednesday for a new post, I have some eyeshadow palette reviews coming! Take care. 

What are you current favourite concealers and contour products?


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  1. This looks like a really cool product x

    Candice | Natalya Amour

  2. That's a shame that it was a fail! I was eyeing it up a while ago because the double end is so convenient but think I'll give it a miss! xx


  3. I've looked at this before and thought it would be a good all in one. I'm sorry to hear you didn't get along with it x

    Rhi |

    1. Thanks Rhi! I am sad too, at least I found a use for it though x

  4. This product looks quite awesome for a quick & easy contour.

  5. I haven't tried this product. I'm still hesitant to try cream products, especially bronzer. I'm so fair, I think it could go wrong- fast.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

  6. can we use aloe vera gel after shampoo? We can also use Aloe Vera gel after shampooing as a conditioner. Aloe gel adds shine and new life to dead hair. Hair is moisturized and clean perfectly with the use of Aloe Vera gel.


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