Easily applied via the tube and blended out they’re fantastic to apply underneath your base to achieve a subtle contour end-result or applied over the base for a more chiseled, Giselle Bundchen-esque bone structure.
Luxor, the highlight colour, is a definite dewy and shimmery highlight with a sheer finish. Altai, the contour, is a traditional matte finish and the lightest shade in their bronze multiple collection.
The Models Prefer Contour sticks are definitely more of a traditional matte contour with both the contour and highlight colour offering an opaque but blendable, matte colour to the face.
The finish is matte with the slightest hint of sheen that gives the skin a glow without looking sparkly at all.
The contour shade nicely steers away from any orange undertones and is a good medium brown that could be adapted to any skin tone by using more or less product.
We love a great cheapie and the Models Prefer contouring sticks are just that! The perfect opacity to achieve a serious contour and super blendable they work great under your foundation to add dimension to your face.
You can also apply a small amount of product with a brush on top of your base to define your cheekbones, jawline, nose or lips even further.
The NARS Multiples are definitely great but when it comes to contouring the Luxor is a little too sheer and shiny. Fantastic on top of the Models Prefer as a dewy finish but not enough of an oomph to create that real contrast. The Altai can also be a little close to the warm side for a true ‘shadowy’ contour. For $56? We’d rather invest in the coloured blush multiples!