SWATCHES & REVIEW: PÜR Cosmetics Cameo Contour Dual-Ended Contour Stick

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Hey everyone! Today I have for you a review on the PÜR Cosmetics Cameo Contour Dual-Ended Contour Stick. The Cameo Contour is does double duty and gives you one shade for highlighting and one shade is for contouring. The range comes in five colors: Light, Medium, Tan, Dark, and Deep. The product is handy since you can apply the highlight shade as needed and flip it around to get the corresponding contour shade. 

Now there are two ways you can highlight your skin; you can use a shimmery product to catch the light or you can use a lighter toned product to brighten the area. The Cameo Contour works by using lighter tones to bring out any high points, which can be a great option for people who don't like shimmery products emphasizing any pores or scarring. The formula also incorporates Ceretin® Complex, which is a blend of hydrating ceramides and vitamin A.

Where to PurchasePÜR, ULTA, Kohl's (affiliate)
Price: $39.50 
Do they test on animals?: The company does not test on animals.
Packaging: The stick is dual ended with the highlight and contour shades on opposite sides. Twist from the top instead of from the middle of the stick to get the color to come out. 

I do think the stick itself is wide so instead of applying the color directly from the tube, I suggest using a separate brush or the sponge to apply and blend the product out.



Here are arm swatches of the shades with the highlight shade on the left and the corresponding contour shade on the right.


The contour shades run on the warm side, so it's good if you prefer a warmer contour but you won't like it if you prefer a grey-toned contour. Honestly I think the first three contour colors are better suited for bronzing or forehead contouring where a warmer contour honestly looks more natural than a greyer contour (due to how the sunlight naturally hits the area). If you've ever seen Jennifer Lopez on the red carpet, her forehead is always contoured and this will get you to the JLo-esque contour without the "bronze helmet" effect. The latter two contour colors aren't as warm and would work better as a "true" contour. 

I think if you have a cool-toned skintone, the colors will be too warm for you. If you have a warm-toned skintone, the colors will definitely look much more natural.

I use the shade Medium or Tan depending on how dramatic I want the look. 

Here's the before with just foundation:


And here's the after with the Medium "contour" applied around my forehead at the hairline, in the hollows of my cheeks, and below my jawline. I also applied a light layer of the "highlight" in a triangle shape in my undereye area. 

I used a little blush to complete the look. I'm really stoked at how my face looks a little more bronzed, especially given the drab winter rainy weather (hello El Niño!!). Don't mind my expression, it was a pain in the butt to get enough light since it was so cloudy and rainy outside!



This is a cream to powder formula that doesn't feel heavy on my skin. The shades blend down well with a brush and it doesn't need to be set with an extra powder. The product does contain Alpha Hydroxy Acid so be sure to pair this with a sunscreen. I do think the product dries down a little quickly so I suggest working one area at a time instead of applying all over and waiting to blend.

You can get different effects depending on which shade you get. You can get the shade that has the "highlight" and "contour" for your skintone or go a shade up so the "highlight" color can be used as a foundation while the "contour" color can be a more dramatic contour color. If you have a deeper skin tone, you can use the "contour" color as your foundation shade and the "highlight" color for a more dramatic highlight. For a more natural look, apply the product beneath your foundation to help make the warm tones less obvious.

Also re: the blending sponge, I find it more dense than the Beautyblender but fairly comparable when used damp. I don't like using it when I'm blending the product out on top of my foundation because I find that it can sometimes wipe away the foundation underneath, instead I think it works better when you're using the product beneath your foundation. 


If you're in the market for a warmer toned highlight and contour product, this will be up your alley. Though marketed as a contour product, I think the product is more suited for bronzing (since it's more warm-toned). I appreciate the cream to powder finish and how the product can serve different purposes depending on which shade range you get. I think the product works especially well if you're trying to contour around your forehead/temples, since the warmer tones of the contour can emulate the JLo contour that looks more natural than greyer contour products.

Are you currently using anything for contouring or highlighting? 

Disclaimer: I received the product courtesy of the brand. All opinions are my own and I am not being paid to post my review. The post does contain affiliate links!

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