Review | Collection Precision Contouring Contour Stick in Light

I recently posted a review about the Maybelline Master Contour V-Shape Duo Stick and as much as I liked it, I find the duo side of it very tricky to use as the beige, highlight side doesn't really do much for me. Instead, I am much more interested in the chocolate brown contour shade and ever since, I have been on the hunt for a solo brown contour stick which doesn't share its packaging with a silly lighter shade. After a very small hunt, I found one from the drugstore and from Collection. It costs just £3.99, is available in three different brown tones and is called the Collection Precision Contouring Contour Stick.

About the Collection Precision Contouring Contour Stick:
"Luxe textured cream contour sticks. Easily blendable formulation to create contours and sculpt features. Slim line applicator makes contouring hard to reach areas like the nose and the eye socket easy. Twist up stick, Perfectly portable in size for a natural glow on-the-go."

The premise of this Collection Contour Stick is just like every other - twist the retractable stick up, glide the big, slim crayon onto your face wherever you so wish then blend out with either the brush of your choice or with a beauty blender. The packaging is very basic but as it is a fairly cheap drugstore brand, I wouldn't really expect much more. The colour on the outer packaging indicates the shade within which I find really handy and the retractable section works really well. 

I purchased this contour stick in the shade Light as opposed to Medium and Dark but I don't find these shades to be a true representation of their names. Each shade is actually a different toned brown, for example the shade Light is more of a taupe-based brown as opposed to the Medium shade which is more of an orange-based brown which I think is a dead ringer for the Maybelline Master Contour Duo Stick in Light.

I really, really like this contour stick and I actually find it much easier to use than the Maybelline version. Because the stick is thinner it means you can be more precise with it than you can with the Maybelline Contour Stick which is much fatter and chubbier in size. The consistency of the Collection Contour Stick is quite firm but still creamy, making it easy to apply and to blend out. I found that it lasted all day long and for that, I definitely have no complaints! For £3.99, if you were after a contour stick then I definitely recommend choosing this one. It does exactly what you want it to and you can get change from a fiver. Another great product from a much rather over-looked brand.


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9 comments

  1. This sounds amazing! I really want to get into contouring sticks, they sound so easy to use!

    xx, The Makeup Feed

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  2. Sounds lovely. Need to try a contouring stick product :)

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  3. That sounds really good, I might have to give this a try! x

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  4. I love that NYX pencil!

    XO, Jessi
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  5. I still haven't tried a cream contour, this one sounds really especially for the price! The lighter shade would probably work better for me though x

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  6. Oh this sounds great I haven't tried either one of the contour sticks. I need to venture into the stick versions.

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

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  7. I love the fact that it is a cool toned product! I was going to pick the Maybelline one up but now I'll definitely stick to the Collection one as it's easier to use!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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  8. Love the brushes in this post never tried a contouring stick before but Defo gonna give it a go xo Pixie // http://pixieox.co

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  9. As a make-up artist I'm very particular about getting true contour products, that create and mimic shadow rather than warming up the skin (which is what bronzer should do, not contour). This is actually the only true contour shade in the range. True contour shades should be taupe or grey-based and cool rather than warm (like bronzer). I was quite impressed with this, much more so than the Maybelline alternatives.

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