The Facestudio Master Contour V-Shape Duo Stick by Maybelline New York comes in a small thick brown and black pencil shaped tube with a see through lid. The product itself has 2 sides, a light one for highlighting and a dark one for contouring and a V-shaped tip which is not slim enough to allow nose contouring. The bottom of the tube is twistable. We should also mention that this product is fragrance free.
There are only 2 shades available of this contour stick which are medium and dark.
The texture of this contour stick is very thick and creamy allowing it to glide easily on your skin. We don’t recommend it for oily skins or acne prone skins.
After applying the contour stick directly to the face, we used a wet beauty blender to blend it.
We applied this product in 2 simple steps; first of all, we used the dark contouring side along the jawline and hallows of the cheeks then applied the light shade to the top of the cheeks and the bridge of the nose.
We noticed that the product is very thick and difficult to blend so if you use too much it will result in a very smudgy look that can mix all the colors together on your face. The contouring side is much more pigmented than the highlighter side.
It definitely does not leave a natural effect but rather shows very strongly on the face. On the other side, the product lasts up to 16 hours which is definitely better than a powder contour product.
The Facestudio Master Contour V-Shape Duo Stick officially sells at 18.4 USD for a 7g capacity which slightly more expensive than other similar products such as NYX Cosmetics’ “Wonder Stick” retailing for 12 USD.