I'll let you in on a little makeup buying tip of mine: small town drugstores have the best stuff. They do! I have tested this theory in many a store. They have the new makeup and the displays aren't picked over. I live in the city, and the drugstores around here never get the good stuff. So whenever I visit my hometown, I schedule in a trip to the drugstores and Walmart.
I usually do this alone, but sometimes my youngest sis will tag along. There's a restaurant I've been taking her to since she was little (we are 18 years apart!), so we make a stop there after shopping. It's a tradition of ours. In February I made the 5 hour drive down there for one of my niece's birthdays. She turned one. :) And that's when I picked up these goodies from Walmart.
Now do y'all remember my post on drugstore contour/highlight palettes? If not, you've got to click here and get caught up! I left these out from that post and saved them for this one, a This or That. I'm comparing two highlight and contour sticks from Hard Candy and Wet N Wild to find out which I like better! Cream contour is best for dry skin. It won't last otherwise. You can do this before a light foundation or after. Be sure to blend.
Hard Candy Highlight & Contour Face Duo Stick in Deep
- 3 colors (I could only find this shade)
- Creamy, matte highlight and contour
Here are my swatches--I tested this out on one side of my face. I did highlight around the eye and the chin, so you could see it better in pics, and a contour on my cheekbones.
Since this is a cream product, the highlight and contour are going to look natural on person, and therefore do not photo as true as they look. True contour and highlight looks crazy on me in person, as it does for most of us if we go full on. I didn't want to pile it on just for pics to get it show, since that's not how I'd wear it, but here it is blended out anyway. I added a gif at the end that shows it better.
Wet N Wild Megaglow Dual-Ended Contour Stick
And here it is applied on the other side. You can tell it is warmer in tone than the Hard Candy one.
Here it is blended out. I was trying to be all cool-blogger-chick with these poses. #fail
Here's the finished contour and highlight so you can see it a bit better--and it's in gif form, since y'all enjoyed it the last time. Hard Candy is on your left. WNW, your right.
Overall: I found the WNW much easier to blend. It's very creamy. But the HC was more pigmented. I would choose the WNW, but I prefer the NYX Wonderstick (not a new product, and can be found in most places NYX is sold/online) the best.
Would you try a stick contour/highlight?
- A friend of mine recently brought me some cupcakes to cheer me up. They were Georgetown cupcakes, which I'd never had before. They were so good!