One of the perks of being Chinese is that you have a round face alike that of a fishball. Then, your culture demands to be known as beautiful, you need to have a face shaped like a sunflower seed, or “kuaci face” (瓜子脸).
Seriously, Chinese men/women know not how to count their own blessings that they do have a face that’s not disfigured, or are utterly cruel to impose impossible images on others in order to be accepted as “beautiful”.
Well, I have a round, fishball-like face. Thus I decided to give this a try. It’s a contour kit by Sleek Cosmetics all the way from the UK!
It comes with a dark shade and a highlighter.
In fact, the dark shade looks so dark that it seemed impossible for me to wear at all. However, with my current stash of bronzers, I discovered that some are too light for me (Glares at the Red Earth and Tarte ones). I picked this out in Medium to see if it did work for me.
As you can see, the dark shade is almost a brown, and the highlighter mixed with the dark shade can look almost like a fair person’s bronzer!
Well, lo and behold, it works! ^.^
The right side of my face is so visibly “lifted” after using it below my cheekbones and on my forehead. The highlighter goes on your cheekbones, the area a little above your brows and the bridge of your nose. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can contour the sides of your nose with the dark shade as well!
If you do use this product, please take the time to blend out the edges because the color is a little dark. You don’t want to go out looking like having wedges of brown on your face dahlings!
Now I can have a kuaci face too! (Wishful thinking, ladies, wishful thinking).
I wore this during my China trip, and let me tell you this, it lasts a long time, because I can see trace hints of it even when I’m taking off my makeup at the end of the night. TRACE hints mind you, and I was in freezing weather, so I’d give it 4-6 hours in a tropical setting.
Oh, all right, I admit it, I wanted this thing after watching TONS of Pixiwoo videos.
Retails at UK drugstores and the Sleek website for USD 10
Pros: Long lasting, actually sculpts the face, affordable
Cons: Needs thorough blending, not available in local market.