|AOM Highlight & Contour Sticks|
Ok so a few months ago a new makeup brand hit the already competitive markets, Artist Of Makeup products well and long awaited, so once the were released everyone was mega excited. I think once the aunch had hit a lot were surprised by the prices as they were high end and slightly more than high end prices.
Now being a strong believer in the fact that sometimes good pigmented products do cost more I decided to take the plunge and ordered the Highlight and Contour sticks at £18.00 each I was in a debate of ordering some blushers and eyeshadows which can be bought as singles, create your own palettes or pro palettes which already have the palettes filled for you. Now originally before and as the launch was taking place I was already asked to review the eyeshadows and blushers to which I agreed but as time went on I got no response at all, not a good reflection for a new business.
Anyway I decided to let that pass and as I didn't already own a highlight stick nor could I find the right one I decided to give this trio a chance. My first impressions were that I really wasn't impressed with the packaging specially for the prices the retail at. The products don't feel secure, when I'm winding the product up and when the lid is on they aren't a secure fit, I am conscious of when I apply the product that if I press too hard it may snap. Generally in appearance the design of the products is pretty simple and I like how the ends are clear so when they are stored in my Muji drawers it is easy to see the difference between the sticks.
Application wise the contour stick goes on slightly smoother than the highlight stick, although there is no problem when applying the highlight stick, it just seems in texture the contour stick is softer.
The Contour stick comes in two shades medium and dark I went with medium however I wish I had got the dark shade.
Generally application wise these are a dream to work with specially the highlighter which is a matte and shimmer free highlighter I think Zukreat has created a winner there and other brands should do something similar. As for the contour stick which I love the application of too I found many alternatives by just going for the darkest shades in other branded foundation sticks my favourite one is by Becca which can be picked up for about £5.00 if not any less on Fragrance Direct.
I used this duo here on a YouTube Highlight & Contouring video:
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