New Fenty Cream Contour Review!
Updated: Dec 12, 2021
Hello cream contour world, it’s nice to meet you! I’ve never tried cream contours before. I did get a cream contour palette by accident because I thought it was powder but I hadn’t tried it out! So when I saw that Fenty Beauty had come out with a cream contour I had a feeling this was just the up-and-coming makeup trend so I might as well give it a shot. Plus, I am in my mid-20’s now so maybe it’s not such a bad idea to try out some more hydrating makeup products, right? Here’s my review on the Fenty cream contour!
Price: $32.00 USD Where to buy: FentyBeauty.com, Sephora.com Cruelty-Free: Yes Sponsored: No My Skin Type: Normal to dry Foundation Finish: Matte Setting powder?: I do normally wear setting powder all over the face. However, the 2nd time I wore this cream contour I just wore the setting powder under my eyes and liked the contour without setting powder much more.
First, I just want to take a moment to applaud the Fenty Beauty company for getting the pale contour shade right. It’s so damn good! If you’re a pale person like myself, you know the struggle–girl you KNOW–it feels impossible to find the right contour shade. Contour in general should never be warm or golden toned. That’s what bronzer is for! Even more so if you have a pale complexion. If you use a “contour” shade that has a golden brown color instead of a cool brown color to it, it will instantly go orange on your face. The whole idea of “contour” is creating (or emphasizing) shadows on the hallow points of the face to create smaller, slimmer, or more defined features. These are normally the temples on the sides of the head, cheekbones, sides of the nose, and jawline. Bronzer on the other hand is wherever the sun would normally tan you, so this might be in similar places like the forehead and cheeks but it is much more loosely applied all over the face. Contour has a specific placement!
Fenty has created the perfect cool-toned contour for fair skin that isn’t overly grey looking. It still leans more on the brown side. To me, it’s VERY reminiscent of NYX’s powder contour in the color taupe which is an absolute favorite of mine and I know many others. So, if you’re familiar with that shade and like it, you LOVE this cream contour in the color ‘Amber.’
This contour is different from the Fenty contour sticks that they already have. It’s definitely more sheer and easy to build up. The contour sticks on the other hand are REALLY pigmented and a tiny amount goes a long way. I love the sticks but sometimes I do feel like it’s easy to go overboard. If you want something more subtle and natural for everyday wear, this new cream contour is probably a better fit for you. The first time I wore this cream contour I did it lightly to just see how it blended out on the skin and how it was going to last throughout the day. Then I tried it a second time and I did it more heavy-handed. I will say, I feel like it does fade out during the day, so I personally liked it when I wore it more heavy-handed because, when it did lighten up, it was still visible. When I wore it lighter on the skin, I felt like it wasn’t visible at all by the end of the day.
This cream contour gets a 4/5 stars from me! The only thing I had a hard time with was getting the contour to last throughout the day. I ended up having to put much more on at the beginning of the day to have contour still on my face by the end of the day. However, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the color for my skin tone and the blend-ability of it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆