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15 Contour Sticks for Instantly Sculpted Cheekbones

Just swipe and blend!

by Nicole M. Arcano | Nov 24, 2018

No matter your preference, here are cheek-sculpting creams that deserve a special place in your makeup collection!

Ah, contour sticks. Our toddler selves would've never imagined that we'd be wielding something so similar to crayons with as much precision and care. And yet, that's exactly what we do, drawing ourselves a slightly more chiseled cheekbone than the one we're born with—because, why not? 

Add that to how contour sticks are just so malleable; change the way you blend and you'll end up with either a subtle bronzing or a perfectly-cut bone structure. It's the kind of product both glam makeup fans and minimalists will enjoy. Because unlike powder contour, you don't need an extensive brush collection to make it work! The only thing it needs you to do is to draw a line and diffuse it as best as you can. By far the trickiest part is finding the right shade, which depends on your skin tone and the look you prefer. The most universal shade is that of a neutral grayish brown with a hint of gray that works to mimic a natural shadow; however, a slightly darker brown that doesn't stray too far from your skin's undertone can work just as well. 

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Whatever your preference, we've collected our favorite cheek-sculpting cream products below, so you can pick and choose as you please. Keep scrolling to see all 15!

1. Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick

The extensive shade range of Fenty Beauty's Match Stix means you have colors you can use to both conceal and contour. Best of all, the cream-to-powder formula sets matte so it can last all day even on the oiliest skin types.


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FENTY BEAUTY Match Stix Matte Skinstick, P1450, Sephora.ph

2. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Stick Foundation

This creamy, ultra-blendable stick foundation is the perfect formula for seamless sculpting. All you have to do is buy a shade that's two to three shades darker than your regular foundation color to get a perfect match.


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MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Stick Foundation, P2830, SM Megamall

3. Burberry Face Contour Pen

If you're all about a precise contour, this slim pen will give you exactly that sans the patchiness. Aside from having such chic packaging, it can double as an eyeshadow stick, too!


BURBERRY Face Contour Pen, P1809, Sephora.ph

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4. Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick

Chisel your cheekbones like a pro with this trio that highlights, sculpts, and bronzes all in one convenient kit. The contour stick can be purchased individually as well if you're only in for a quick sculpt.


SMASHBOX Step-By-Step Contour Stick, P2250, Beauty Bar

5. Benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick

Fans of Benefit's Hoola bronzer and newbie contourers alike will love this lightly pigmented stick that's neither too gray or too orange. It's the perfect muted warm tone that'll give your skin that sunkissed glow and some much-needed dimension.

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BENEFIT Hoola Quickie Contour Stick, P1800, SM Megamall

6. Nudestix Sculpting Pencil

This pencil has a matte contour and highlighter on each end for you to achieve modelesque cheekbones without dealing with brushes or unnecessary glitter. Conveniently enough, it comes with its own case and sharpener so you're always ready to define those cheekbones.

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NUDESTIX Sculpting Pencil, P1139, Sephora.ph

7. Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour

Formulated without fragrance, oil, and parabens, this is perfect for sensitive skin types who need a new go-to. Its chubby tip makes it perfect for contouring wider areas like the forehead and jawline, too!


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CLINIQUE Chubby Stick, P1550, TriNoma

8. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick

Try this classic foundation formula in a deeper shade for an undetectable sculpt. You can opt to draw your contour with the side of the stick for a sharper line, or use the flat end for wider coverage! Either way, the result will be the seamless, skin-like finish it's known for worldwide.


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BOBBI BROWN Skin Foundation Stick, P2850, Rustan's

9. Ofra Skin Sculpting Wand

While technically not a stick, this innovative product houses ideal cream contour shades for different skin tones in a concealer-like tube with a doe-foot applicator. It works almost exactly the same as a crayon, since the applicator requires you to draw your regular lines and blend them into almost nothing.


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OFRA Skin Sculpting Wand, P720, Glamourbox

10. Revlon Insta-Blush in Nude Kiss

Everyone loves a multi-purpose product, and this rosy brown blush stick can combine your two-step cheek routine into one. We love how the shade is deep enough to give your skin some dimension while being pink enough to add a subtle flush. 


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REVLON Insta-Blush in Nude Kiss, P575, SM Makati

11. Maybelline V-Face Duo Stick

This slim and lipstick-like stick allows you to contour areas like the nose without accidentally creating a line that's both too thick and impossible to blend out. The cream higlighter on the other end comes incredibly handy as well, having just the right amount of glow to complement different skin tones.


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MAYBELLINE V-Face Duo Stick, P499, Robinson's Department Store

12. BYS Contour Stick Trio in Tin

Everything you need for a three-dimensional complexion is inside this little tin. You have a failproof cool-toned contour stick, a warm stick bronzer, and an off-white pencil for highlighting your browbone and nose bridge, or when you want your sculpting work more defined.


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BYS Contour Stick Trio in Tin, P899, Beauty Beat

13. Tonymoly Panda Dream Contour Stick in 03 Shading

Beginners at contouring will love this K-beauty cult-fave not only for its affordable price but for how easy it is to apply and blend. Its adorable packaging makes you want to purchase it, too!


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TONYMOLY Panda's Dream Contour Stick in 03 Shading, P498, Glorietta 2

14. Careline Contour Multi-Stick

This Preview Girls' Choice Award winner will convince you to sculpt your cheekbones every day of the week. It basically becomes one with your base and provides a flattering contour that looks good in photos and in real life!


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CARELINE Contour Multi-Stick, P205, Department Stores

15. Etude House Play 101 Stick Contour Duo

A product that lives up to its name, Etude House's take on a contouring duo makes the seemingly arduous task of defining your bone structure as easy as wielding crayons to paper—slim, creamy, and with all the approachable colors.


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ETUDE HOUSE Play 101 Stick Contour Duo, P748, SM Mall of Asia

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