Cream contour is a great product to try if you’re looking for a more natural-looking makeup routine.
It’s also an easy way to add dimension and definition to your face without any added effort.
It can be used in place of traditional concealer, but cream contour might also be useful as its own product.
If you love the look of cream contour but aren’t sure if it will work well as your primary concealer, we’ve got all the information you need right here!
Why You Should Use Cream Contour as Concealer
There are many reasons why you should use cream contour as a concealer.
First of all, it’s great for people who don’t want to spend a lot of time on their makeup.
Since the product is creamy and easily blendable, you can use less product than with other types of foundation/concealer and get comparable results.
In addition to the amount of product used being reduced compared to other products, you also won’t need much blending or smoothing out afterwards because it blends so well into your skin on its own.
Another reason why using cream contour as a concealer works so well is that it doesn’t crease in fine lines like powder can do sometimes when applied under the eyes or around the mouth area (where creases naturally occur).
There is also no need for primer before applying this type of product since it already contains ingredients that help prevent caking up between layers which means less time spent setting everything properly before moving on to another step in your routine!
How to Use Cream Contour as Concealer
- Apply a small amount of product to the area you want to cover.
- Use a brush or makeup sponge to blend the product into your skin.
- Use your fingers (if you’re comfortable with that method) to blend the product into your skin, then move on to another part of your face and repeat until everything looks smooth and even!
Which Brands Are Best for Your Needs?
Cream Contour is not a new term, but it’s becoming a popular product.
It’s basically what it sounds like: a creamy and pigmented product that can be used as a concealer and/or highlighter.
It comes in several different shades, so you can use it to contour your face or simply as a regular concealer.
Which brand is right for you?
Some of our favorites include:
- CoverGirl Simply Ageless Concealer (Light)
This cream has great coverage at only $8 per tube!
Plus, on the rare occasion that we’ve had an allergic reaction to makeup products before, this one has been safe for us every time.
- Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (Medium-Dark)
A less expensive option than its sister CoverGirl product above ($6), this one also has good coverage and does not cause irritation to most people’s skin when applied with fingers instead of brushes or sponges (which might be too harsh).
How to Choose a Cream Contouring Product
When choosing a cream contouring product, it’s important to consider the following:
- Skin type — You need to pick a product that is suitable for your skin type. If you have oily skin, you might want to stay away from creams and stick with powders or gels. If you have dry skin, choose a cream or gel as these will keep moisture in your face.
- Skin tone — The same applies if you have darker skin tones than lighter ones—there are different types of products available out there that can help create beautiful, natural contours.
The Benefits of Using Cream Contour as Concealer
This is perhaps the most obvious benefit of using cream contour as a concealer.
Cream contour is a lot easier to blend than powder, so you won’t have to worry about looking like an oil slick or walking around with obvious lines on your face all day.
Contouring and highlighting can be used in many different ways depending on the look you’re going for.
For example, if you want something more natural-looking, then using a highlighter under your eyes will lift them up and make them appear brighter (and younger).
On the other hand, if you’re trying to achieve more of a dramatic look then contouring with blush or bronzer can help define features such as cheekbones or jawlines by darkening those areas while leaving other areas lighter in color.
Another benefit is versatility: it’s easy to use cream contour as a concealer because its formula makes it easier than ever before!
The Disadvantages of Using Cream Contour as Concealer
You can use cream contour as a concealer, but it’s not the ultimate solution.
Cream contour is typically thicker than concealer and might be too heavy to use on its own.
The thicker texture also makes it more difficult to blend into the skin, so you may need to go in with more coats of product before you get the desired effect.
In addition to these drawbacks, it’s important to note that cream contour isn’t intended as an alternative for foundation.
If you’re looking for something that will last all day without smudging or creasing under your eyes, opting for traditional foundation instead is your best bet—especially if you have dry skin since this tends to be more compatible with most foundations.
How to Apply Cream Contour as Concealer
Now that you’ve got your contour ready to go, it’s time to apply it.
It’s best to apply cream contour in the same manner you would use powder, so choose the areas that need concealing and then brush or dab on with a finger.
You can also use a sponge if you don’t have a brush handy—just be sure to tap off any excess product before applying.
If using a brush: Lightly tap all over your face in circular motions until blended out.
Set with translucent powder if needed (a little goes a long way).
If using fingers:
- Dab small amounts of product onto the areas where you want more definition (cheekbones, jawline) using upward strokes for dewy skin textures or downward ones for matte ones.
- Then blend outward until evenly applied.
What You Need to Know About the Application Process
It’s important to follow the directions on your cream contour kit.
Each one has a slightly different method for applying, but most will say to use either a brush, sponge, or fingers.
Once applied and blended into place, add concealer as needed by following these steps:
- Apply under-eye concealer with a small blending brush or applicator (like those found in eye shadow palettes).
- Blend out any harsh edges using some foundation or setting powder.
How to Blend Cream Contour into Your Skin
If you’re using a cream contour product, here’s how to apply it and blend it into your skin.
- Use a damp makeup sponge to blend the contour into your skin.
This is the most common way of applying and blending out cream contour.
- Use a dry makeup sponge for more precise blending around the eyes and mouth.
If you want more precision than what’s provided by your damp sponge, use a dry one instead!
Just be sure to keep it clean so that you don’t get any bacteria buildup on your face (that’d be unpleasant).
- Using a brush
Using a brush can be helpful if there are areas that need extra attention, such as under the eyes or around the nose where blending is difficult due to their shape/size/location within our face structure respectively (not trying to pick on anyone here).
What are Other Ways You Can Use Cream Contour?
- You can use cream contour as a foundation.
- You can use it as a highlighter.
- The cream contour can be used on your body, too. It works great to highlight the collarbone, shoulders, and décolletage of your chest area!
- And don’t forget the hair! Cream contour makes an excellent dry shampoo alternative for brunettes who want to keep their dark locks looking fresh without washing them every day or two (or three).
When you’re looking for a way to conceal under-eye circles, it can be tempting to reach for traditional products like liquid concealer or cream.
However, there are other options available that not only work better but are also more affordable and convenient!
Cream contour is an easy way to brighten up those dark areas with just one swipe of the brush (or finger).
You may even find that this product works better than its counterparts because it blends easily into your skin without leaving behind any residue or buildup.