Contouring – NYX Wonder Stick

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As soon as something, one little thing becomes all the rage its shoved down our throats and you can’t escape it! Every video I see on Instagram is a contour tutorial. Every profile pic is a perfectly primed contoured queen! Every place I shop contour palettes gleam back at me. You get where I’m going with this, contouring has unequivocally taken over & I’m left over here looking like a pile of shit because I need to get on it!! Cue the NYX wonder stick.Ā 

When I’m faced with so much choice I crumble! I just can’t cope with the variety, I don’t know where to start or even how to work my way through all my choices. I often stand in one spot drifting into a daze, my mind completely blank, seconds if not minutes have passed & still I haven’t moved an inch! How could I possibly know where to start with the ample amount of choices that are contour palettes? Do I use cream or powder? Dark or medium? What brand? What the fuck am I looking for? They all look the same!! HELP!!

When I spied the NYX wonder stick I knew it was the simple option to my contour palette nightmare! On one end you have a shimmery cream highlight and on the other you have a brown cream contour, simple right!? Its just the perfect size to fit into your purse too! NYX give you 4 shades to choose from but with me not having used a cream contour before I was worried about going too dark, in that case I opted for the universal shade; not too dark not too light! The wonder stick is super easy to apply since its just like holding a pen and the application is really smooth. I find that both creams blend in really well & just like everyone else these days I use a beauty blender to do this; they really do give the best results #sorrynotsorry!

Having tried the universal colour I’m regretting now not getting a darker shade but with them being so cheap and affordable its a really easy regret to fix (unlike most things in life). I always tend to go over my contour with a bronzer (find out what bronzer I use here), though If I’d originally gone with a darker shade I know that I wouldn’t have to rely on my bronzer quite as heavily, for now I enjoy using both.

This year I was thinking about making little beauty and life hampers for my family and friends, that way I can give them a little bit of everything I love. I think these would make a great addition, now I can’t wait for Christmas!! Although actually I can because I’m not really looking forward to spending so much money. *sigh*

xox

57 Comments

  1. Jessica September 26, 2016 / 11:20 am

    Yassss! I actually think it was you who indulgences to to buy the NYX wonder stock and like you I got the universa colour, but I agree and hope to buy the darker shade once this once is finished (which it nearly is) and agreed again with using a beauty blender! It’s just so ray and creamy to use and blend! Love this, thanks for sharing!

    Jessica
    Foodandbaker.co.uk

    • cheskaaanels September 26, 2016 / 11:42 am

      Ahhh you got it!!! Yeah its a shame its not quite dark enough but at least we know now!! Better safe than sorry.

      Hahah beauty blenders are life!! Love youuu xox

  2. @Jax2000 Mummy's Little Monkey September 26, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    See, you look all perfect and amazing and chiselled in your IG pics, which makes me want to buy this – even though I now I’ll probably look like a demented clown… šŸ˜‰ x

    • cheskaaanels September 26, 2016 / 4:31 pm

      Awww thank you!! Hahaha no you wouldn’t!! If you have a good guide for help you can’t go wrong!

  3. Sarah Bailey September 26, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    Do you know I’ve never been brave enough to try contouring – I really should one day. I love that it is the right size to pop in your handbag. x

    • cheskaaanels September 26, 2016 / 4:32 pm

      I didn’t want to jump on the bandwagon but how could I resist! This is great for a really subtle contour!

  4. flowerpowerlife September 26, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    I’m so stuck in a make up rut that I wouldn’t have a clue where to start with contouring.

  5. Ana De Jesus September 26, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    So many of my friends have begged me to try out NYX because they said it is amazing. I do like to contour although I don’t think I am that great at it.

    • cheskaaanels September 26, 2016 / 7:47 pm

      NYX are amazing!! Their lip shades are to die for!

  6. Charli Bruce September 26, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    I love NYX products but I am yet to try this, I think I might need to pick it up when payday arrives xx

    • cheskaaanels September 27, 2016 / 8:05 am

      Its such a must have! I LOVE NYX too!

  7. Liz Mays September 27, 2016 / 12:26 am

    It’s awesome that they NYX wonder stick helps with contouring so much. I wouldn’t mind trying one out.

    • cheskaaanels September 27, 2016 / 8:06 am

      It really is the most simple way to contour!

  8. Daniel September 27, 2016 / 4:13 am

    The internet has become riddled with bias. I am glad honest reviews like this still exist.

    • cheskaaanels September 27, 2016 / 8:07 am

      I keep it honest, there is nothing worse than a false review!!

    • cheskaaanels September 27, 2016 / 10:33 am

      Comtouring is everywhere now and thats the only reason I know so much about it haha!

  9. Sarahjane Wood September 27, 2016 / 11:22 am

    I was the same as you, I kept seeing beautifully contoured people everywhere but always thought it wasn’t for me! Then I caved and bought myself a palette. I don’t use it everyday only for nights out but I soon discovered how much I love it ha

  10. Rhian Westbury September 27, 2016 / 11:28 am

    I need to watch some contouring tutorials as I literally have no idea where to start x

  11. Alyssiarose September 27, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    I have the wonderstick and I love it for contouring as it makes it so easy!

    • cheskaaanels September 27, 2016 / 3:05 pm

      So easy!! I wouldn’t know where to start with a palette there are too many different shades!

    • cheskaaanels September 27, 2016 / 9:04 pm

      Your friends and family will love you for it!!

  12. Rebecca Smith September 27, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Contouring isn’t something I know much about but I’ve heard good things about NYX wonder stick!

  13. cattitudeandco September 28, 2016 / 10:18 am

    I hear so much about this brand, I really need to give them a try!

  14. Rachel September 28, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    I love the brand NYX and literally own every single matte lip cream by them but haven’t tried this out. It sounds really great – will have to buy it asap! xo

    • cheskaaanels September 28, 2016 / 9:25 pm

      Ahhh I love their lip creams I have a gorgeous liner from them!!

  15. MELANIE EDJOURIAN September 28, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    I haven’t been brave enough to try contouring yet. I think the hampers are a great idea for your family.

    • cheskaaanels September 28, 2016 / 9:26 pm

      Thanks!! You should its so simple I promise!

  16. secretplussizegoddessblog September 28, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    I have never tried the NYX brand but this sounds like an amazing product. I struggle to contour so this sounds ideal!!!

    • cheskaaanels September 28, 2016 / 9:26 pm

      Oh you so should NYX have gorgeous products!!!

  17. Nayna Kanabar (@SIMPLYF00D) September 29, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    When it comes to makeup I am a total novice I don’t understand the first thing about using half the products which is why i love reading reviews like this to learn about the different products.

    • cheskaaanels September 29, 2016 / 11:32 pm

      Oh the more you read the more you will learn!!

  18. Kira C October 1, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    This sounds so good. I’m not a big contouring person but because these aren’t so expensive I really want to try it some more!

  19. Dani October 6, 2016 / 11:07 pm

    I’ve loved every Nyx product I’ve tried so far – I might pick this up and give it a go! šŸ™‚

    Dani x

    • cheskaaanels October 6, 2016 / 11:59 pm

      I love them too it gets addictive when purchasing!

  20. Lubka Henry (@lu_christova) October 7, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    I’ve used many products from NYX, but never such a stick. It looks good and it’s nice that it’s affordable too šŸ˜‰

  21. stephanie October 8, 2016 / 10:08 am

    I’ve not tried any products from NYX before but this Wonder Stick sounds like my kind of contouring product x

    • cheskaaanels October 8, 2016 / 12:52 pm

      Oh you should they have lovely stuff!!!

  22. Milli grace October 8, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    I’m genuinely dreading the day when I have to start contouring – I just don’t think it will suit me! This sounds like a perfect solution/introduction so I might give it ago!

    • cheskaaanels October 8, 2016 / 6:12 pm

      Haha, yeah well the good thing about contouring is you don’t have to go all over the face you can do where you like and you can do it as subtle or prominent as you like!

  23. Emily October 10, 2016 / 11:20 am

    Contouring is waaaaay above my makeup application skill level, but I still love reading about it and watching videos. Shame I’m hopeless at it!

    • cheskaaanels October 10, 2016 / 11:48 am

      Ahh with practise anyone can do it! Its not as hard as it seems I promise!

  24. Jodie October 22, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    I’m yet to try contouring! I have no idea what I’m doing, but this looks perfect for someone like me…Would have loved to see pictures of you trying it though!

  25. The Kats Paws October 22, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    I love nyx so I’m excited to try this out xx

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