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contour and highlighter stick


inspired by the girl who wants to pose like a model while sculpting and chiseling her best features.

key-ar-oh-scoo-roh, or the art of creating shadow and light.



medium tones

In Stock

 in color medium tones

the perfect face


to make your nose look slimmer, use the contour stick on the outer sides of your nose and gently blend. then apply the highlighter side right down the middle of your nose and blend away. voilà!


find the hollows of your cheeks by making a fish face. use the contour shade and draw in on the hollows of your cheeks. gently blend. add more highlight on the top of your cheekbones for extra definition.


want a better jawline? to create definition at the jaw, use the contour shade and trace just above your jawline from your ears down to your chin. create a shadow by blending in.

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews


by 157 people

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Love it!!!

Jan 23, 2015

  • light tones

I love it but it was difficult to determine which skin tone I was, so I just guessed. It matched but I think it's due to the fact that it's not a heavy makeup it won't stand out, even if you choose the wrong color.


Jan 12, 2015

  • light tones

I've tried many different highlighter and contour products, none of them have come close to this one in quality, ease of use, and price. This is the best option on the market change the shape of your face.

I love it!

Jan 9, 2015

  • medium tones

Its great to contour my nose.. But other contour it just blends in my skin tone.. I wish it was a bit more darker.. The highlights i love.. I end up using it a lot as eye shadow.. The price was awesome coz i got it on sale! I love sale!


Dec 24, 2014

  • light tones

I am sooo in love with this product. colors are perfect. not too shimmery and not too matte. soooo perfect. I get excited every time i use it. one of my fave products of em's

LOVE love!

Dec 17, 2014

  • light tones

I love how I can contour and highlight on-the-go!!! Brilliant idea! I have fair skin and the chiaroscuro is definitely buildable! Planning to get the second one!

easy, fast and smooth but doesnt last very long

Dec 16, 2014

  • medium tones

Some people said this stick is easy to break, they just dont know how to open it correctly the first time lol just like lipstick you dont just twist it before open the cap duh! Overall, I like it. This is a decent product, it's super easy to glide on and blend out smoothly onto my skin, but it doesnt last very long, after about 4 hours i noticed the contour color isn't there anymore (tho I bought 1 shade darker than my skin tone). I agreed with some reviewers, maybe improve the quality a bit more, so the color will last longer. OR we'll just keep reapplying if needed Lol

my go to product!

Nov 26, 2014

  • medium tones

I am so glad that a product like this exists! I have been looking for a good product to contour with, and this one definitely works! Not to mention that the highlighter color looks GORGEOUS under any lighting! This is an amazing product that I would buy again in a heartbeat

Great job, em!

Nov 22, 2014

  • fair tones

I'm so glad that Em cosmetics did this! It was just another great product that makes me love this company even more. The product was easy to blend, and just an awesome buy. I prefer this to any other contouring/highlighting stick that I've ever used. And that's coming from a hard-to-please makeup customer! However, despite my love for chiaroscuro, I absolutely hate that there is no color pigmentation. If this product weren't so awesome, I would give it a two starred review! In order to even give off the littlest bit of color, you must continuously apply the stick! It is extremely ridiculous. If you're in a rush, or don't like to spend a lot of time on your makeup, I honestly wouldn't bother with this product. Yet, if you enjoy spending time on your, makeup, or you work at home, I definitely buy this product.

my new must have makeup product

Nov 6, 2014

  • medium tones

I got this free with my most recent purchase. I am hispanic and picked medium tones. The texture is creamy and is extremely easy to blend. The color goes great with my skin tone as well. I can easily create a beautiful V shape on my face with this stick. I will be purchasing again

good,smooth highlighter and contour stick

Oct 31, 2014

  • light tones

i love this chiaroscuro, i never thought of something like this.Its really soft and smooth easy to blend. i use to have sephora's highlighter but its hard to blend and i need to buy one by one its expensive but i think that the price is reasonable. i loveee it !!!!!


Sep 27, 2014

  • fair tones

The chiaroscuro stick in fair has a perfect contour color for my fair skin. Its a cool-toned, grey-cast brown, which works way better for my skin than the warm-toned contour colors that usually are marketed toward fair/light skin. I use a small flat top kabuki to blend it under my cheekbones and then apply a light brown powder over the top to help it last longer. Unfortunately, I don't really use the highlighter end (I prefer powder highlights) but this product is worth it for the contour color alone. I just wish it came with more product!

chiaroscuro fair

Sep 25, 2014

  • light tones

My experience with the light medium was great it really did highlight my nose to be a bit thinner, just be really careful when you purchase. I hope my review was helpful.

Pretty great

Sep 23, 2014

  • light tones

It works really well! It blends well and highlights and contours well. All in all great product.

Cute concept, poor execution

Aug 26, 2014

  • medium tones

I've had this product for 9 months so I feel like I can give an adequate review of the quality. I don't see myself reaching for the product at all, and when I do, it's only because I feel bad wasting the product after buying it. It doesn't last all day. I have light skin tone, and I got the medium stick, and even then the contour wasn't dark enough for me.. It blends into thin air. Everytime I put it on my face and blend, it doesn't stay. It's only visible when I apply directly, but who wants visible straight contour lines on their face? Wish the quality was good.

Fair at best..

Aug 18, 2014

  • fair tones

I ordered the chiaroscuro stick last year... I'm not sure if I just ordered the wrong shade or I'm doing it wrong, but the highlighting shade barely shows up on my skin... and I'm very very light complexioned... almost blue. Also, the product goes very fast. The concept is really cool and the contouring shade does pretty well on application, however after about an hour it fades. Great idea, tho. Hopefully it will be reformulated.

Love love love this product!

Aug 14, 2014

  • fair tones

This is just an amazing product. It highlights what I want to show off and hides the rest. You can easily blend it with your fingers or with a sponge. It takes 2 minutes and completely changes your face to just how you want it to look. I definitely recommend this product!

easily breakable

Aug 5, 2014

  • fair tones

The concept is cool but breaks incredibly easy the slightest pressure can snap it off(which is what happened to mine). Her products are labeled as a "luxury brand" when there barley a step above drug store quality

next best thing for me!

Jul 28, 2014

  • light tones

I just received this product and already playing around with it! The quality is amazing, it glides on smoothly and creamy but when you blend it with your fingers, it becomes powdery in texture and it's just so lovely! I noticed that if you blend too much then it would begin to blend into the skin too much to the point that the effect goes away, so obviously I wouldn't blend too much like how one would with eyeshadow! The shade itself is a little too warm for me... But my skintone is kind of weird anyway, I have this weird greyish understone. Either way I love this, and I had to buy two because of how awesome it is!

Do not recommend..

Jul 22, 2014

  • medium tones

I really had high hopes for this and really wanted to like it as i've been waiting for the medium shade to come back in stock for a while. on top of the hefty delivery charge for this silly myus delivery procedure for those ordering internationally (which cost as much as the product itself might i add) i wouldn't have minded as much if the product didnt fail to deliver. I ordered the medium tone which seem more like it's for fair since it blended into my skin (and i'm rather fair but wanted to be safe by choosing darker) and disappeared without any trace of a contoured look. on top of that, the sculpting colour was so odd. it was so orange. if this is meant for all medium tones in general then the colour should be a neutral shade instead of warm-toned since not everyone has warm-toned skin. needless to say I won't be ordering from here again especially with the expensive delivery process that's implemented.

fair for light skintones

Apr 16, 2014

  • fair tones

it works really well! I love the concept behind it and how smoothly it blends. The highlighter is a nice shimmery colour. It's still pretty pricey. I need to get new ones, when will they be available again??