6 cream contours for a believable and natural finish
The cream of the crop.
Content Producer / July 03 2023
Are you on the hunt for the perfect cream contour product that will flawlessly sculpt your features?
Thankfully, gone are the days of the early 2010s when heavily painted-on makeup dominated our Insta feeds. Now, we have a whole range of contouring formulas that offer a more refined approach. These innovative products boast subtle colour payoff and buildable textures, empowering you to customise the coverage according to your preferences.
Cream contours in particular have gained a huge cult-like following for the believable finish they impart. In fact, they tend to mimic the the natural texture of your skin, setting them apart from powder formulas. Unlike powders that tend to mattify the complexion, cream contours seamlessly blend into your skin, resulting in shadows that appear more realistic wherever you apply and blend them.
So, whether you’d like it to come in a stick or a pan, here are some of the best cream contour products in Australia.
Barry M Flawless Chisel Cheeks Contour Cream Stick
Do you want beautifully sculpted, flawless and defined cheekbones that could cut glass? Silly question - of course you do! These super-blendable creams have been created to adapt to all skin tones to give perfectly sculpted features. With two colours in a pack, you can use the light shade to highlight the face and the dark shade to create shadows. The stick design also makes application an absolute breeze.
$17.96 at Amazon
Huda Beauty Tantour Contour & Bronzer Cream
This unique cream-to-powder formula doubles as a bronzer and contour, so you can achieve that combination of shadow and warmth for a luminous, matte glow. If you’re aiming for a subtle glow or soft contour, try Fair, a neutral honey shade, or Light, a soft caramel. For a more dramatic effect, experiment with something a bit deeper, such as Medium, a neutral mocha, Tan, a deep cocoa shade, or Rich, a deep mahogany.
$47 at Sephora
Tom Ford Shade And Illuminate Contour Duo
Infused with all the good stuff (aka moisturising botanical oils), this formula blends seamlessly into the skin for natural dimension. Use the darker shade for depth, the lighter shade to enhance high points, or combine both to customise intensity.
$154 at Myer
Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour
If you haven't tried cream contours before, Clinique's Chubby Stick would be the perfect place to start. It's incredibly creamy and pigmented, and the stick formula makes application oh-so-easy. It's also oil-free, long-wearing, has a beautiful undertone, and it's formulated for maximum results without irritation. Its only downfall? The Chubby Stick comes in one shade, but we're crossing our fingers for an expansion in the near future...
$48 at THE ICONIC
Patrick Ta Crème Contour & Powder Bronzer Duo
There are three shades in this dual-compact, so it's pretty much guaranteed you'll be able to find something for your skin tone. This pick comes with both cream and powder, allowing you to layer both to yield the most natural and long-lasting results.
$67 at Sephora
Make Up For Ever HD Skin All-In-One Palette
Okay, so it's an all-in-one face palette containing everything you need for a full complexion routine, but the two contour shades are blendable, buildable and work great with the the concealers, correctors and blushes. They all feel super lightweight on the skin, with a beautiful, natural finish that'll last all day long.
$130 at Adore Beauty
Tiarne is BEAUTYcrew's Content Producer. Between crafting narratives about all things beauty, you might catch her indulging in an endless stream of TikTok videos and obsessing over her dog. Her words have also appeared across other mastheads such as Better Homes & Gardens, New Idea, Now To Love, Bounty Parents and more.