Worth the Hype Wednesday – @CTilburyMakeup

June 24, 2020

As a lover of chiseled cheekbones and someone who had been wanting to try more from this brand, I figured the @sephora Spring Savings Event was the perfect time to pick up the @ctilburymakeup Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 for .4 ounces!

What it claims:

🔘 The Hollywood Contour Wand’s easy cushion applicator makes creating gorgeous, sculpted cheekbones easy

🔘 It has treated pigments with good adherence and color uniformity that create shadows and define features for a natural finish

🔘 The formula has a lightweight and dry feel upon application for easy blending

🔘 Apply it directly to skin using the cushion applicator, which evenly dispenses product onto the cheek hollows, nose, temples and jawline

🔘 Formulated without parabens or sulfates

My experience:

🔘 I purchased the shade Fair/Medium, but it also comes in Medium/Dark.

👍🏻 The packaging is beautiful.

👍🏻 I really enjoy the sponge tip because it makes precise application easy.

👍🏻 The color is perfect for my skin tone.

👍🏻👎🏻 I feel as though I need to apply quite a bit to get the depth of color I desire, but I have found that letting it set for a few seconds before blending it out makes the pigmentation a little stronger.

👍🏻 It lasts all day.

👍🏻 It blends out with ease.

👎🏻 There is SO little product in the tube. I thought I may have received one that was defective, but after reading reviews, I realized that it’s not just me and everyone’s shows up pretty close to empty even before their first use.

👍🏻 I just realized, while taking these photos, that there’s an on and off function. I have wasted quite a bit of product keeping it in the on position, but that’s user error. Good on them for having a solution.

My verdict?

I really, really wanted to love this. The shade is great, the wear time is fantastic, the blend is flawless, but the fact that I feel like I was bamboozled with the embarrassingly small amount of product I received for $38 will make me likely never purchase again.

FYI, I receive a small commission when you shop via the link listed above. There is no additional cost to you.

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