WARNING : Grubby Packaging Alert
Even though I don’t do major contouring on the daily I do get sucked into the instagram world and end up watching like a gajillion videos on contouring and colour correcting!
This only made me want to buy all these cream contouring products but its obviously not so great on the wallet. There are a huge number of brands that offer these cream contouring kits and sticks of different shapes and sizes – high end as well as drugstore. I was meaning to get myself one of the Maybelline Stick Foundations for contouring but it was AED 60 so I was kind of on and off that idea.
AED 60 might not be a lot, but for a product that I know Im BARELY going to get any use out of, I was not up for getting it. However, I paid a visit to DRAGON MART in Dubai one day and popped into a random makeup store and found just what I wanted!
They had a HUGE range of foundation sticks as well as a tiny little concealer set. The brand is known as ‘Character’ and it says that it is Artist and Saloon Make-up. To be completely honest with you, I dont know if this is just a knock off or if this is an actual ‘brand’ but I bought it anyway because Im just using this for contouring and colour correcting anyway!
These are the two products I purchased. The foundation stick costed me AED 35 and contains a good amount of product. This ones much bigger than the Maybelline one for sure! Its extremely blendable and buildable too. I would definitely recommend getting this product if you’re in the market for a foundation stick for contouring purposes, you definitely get a bang for your buck!
I got it in the shade CA08 and though it does look insanely dark, its extremely blendable and suits my skintone pretty well. I dont contour on the daily anyway! 🙂
The second product I got is the ‘5 Colour Camouflage Concealer’. They did have two types but I got this one because I wanted the green shade! As you can tell I DO use this stuff pretty often, mainly the two shades in the middle and the green one. I mix the two middle shades to colour correct underneath my eyes and the green one to cancel out the redness!
It does work like a charm in cancelling out colours and blends really well! The product itself is very creamy but does crease a little under the eyes. This product costed me AED 25 ONLY.
The cons for both the product has to be their packaging. Maaaan I wish they had better quality packaging! The text from the foundation stick got completely rubbed off, and the lid for the concealer have a couple of cracks here and there. I would give the quality of both the products a big 5/5 but the packaging a 2/5.
Im looking forward to going back to dragon mart again to get myself some more makeup products to try out! Im thinking about getting myself some eyebrow makeup and brushes muahaha!
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