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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

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chiaroscuro 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 168 people

  • color
  • texture
  • value
  • quality


Sep 28, 2015

  • fair tones

This product is amazing , even if you are new at contouring and highlighting using this stick can really change your life and its so easy to use. defiantly recommend this to all the girls our there. xox #KKGS X

Restock this!

Sep 23, 2015

  • fair tones

I loved how smooth it went on and how easy it was to blend. But the highlighter was way to shimmer for my tastes. I used it for my everyday look and it lasted about 6 or 7 months. I just hate that every time I have checked the fair shade is always out of stock. I really loved it but gonna have to move to something else because this is never available.

easy and looks great!

Jun 7, 2015

  • medium tones

I use this as part of my every day makeup routine! I usually don't contour because it just takes too much time but this is really quick and easy to use and it looks really natural! I admit it was hard to determine which shade to get it in but I got lucky.


Jun 2, 2015

  • medium tones

I love the contour and highlight in the same tool! very handy! i see a lot of people saying that the contour shade is not dark enough; i think that is ok. all of Michelle Phan's makeup products are very light and build-able! if you want to contour your nose then you only need to use a little, but if you want to contour your cheeks, then you should probably use more! A Michelle Phan

love it but...

May 6, 2015

  • medium tones

It's good idea, but the tone is not dark enough


Mar 23, 2015

  • medium tones



Mar 2, 2015

  • medium tones

this is now part of my everyday routine, seriously in love with it and can't stop purchasing this product


Feb 13, 2015

  • fair tones

I haven't try this yet, but for me, this is a great makeup tools. because we can get both of the highlighter and the contour in a same product. :)


Feb 12, 2015

  • deep tones

Didn't do much for me. It just blends with my skin so it doesn't look like I even tried to contour.

One the second one!

Feb 5, 2015

  • light tones

LOVE LOVE LOVE! very easy to work with. my favorite daily-go-to!

good idea

Jan 30, 2015

  • deep tones

I was really excited about getting this because I needed a highlighting/contouring tool, but I was really disappointed in this product. It blends well and I like the consistency of it, but I don't think it's dark enough for my skin tone even though I got the darkest shade. When I apply the highlighter or the contour, it just disappears into my skin and it has no effect. It's a great idea, but I think there needs to be darker shades.

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