Contour Trio

Contour Trio

I do enjoy a makeup product which sets out to be fun and attractive as well as giving you a full range of (sometimes unexpected) beauty benefits.

Like this ‘InstaReady’ Contour trio BB stick from Physicians Formula, which is not just a roll up make-up stick comprising stripes of 3 different contouring colours, but contains ‘InstaFilter Technology’ for that perfect selfie. The packaging lists 12 ways this helps you ‘contour like a pro’, from defining and perfecting to oil control, blurring and light diffusion. It even has a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30.

Helpful diagrams on the back explain how you should apply this product, sweeping the stick along your cheekbones and down your nose to illuminate and accentuate your features. The highlight adds radiance, the sculpt is for warmth and the contour defines.

Although the colours of the product appear fairly strong on their own, when you apply them to your skin they give a much more subtle look. You can angle the stick if you need just the outer colours in a certain area, and it is best to use a fingertip to blend the colours together. I was very impressed with the way this worked – the stripes were very quick and easy to apply and blend, and the finished effect managed to be subtle and natural whilst also leaving a faint golden shimmer.

I can see there might be a fight over who gets to keep this product. Maybe I should have bought three!