The KIKO Sculpting Touch Creamy Stick Contour (7.90 GBP) in shade 201 is the darker shade out of the two options that offers a neutral medium brown shade (although in the stick it appears cooler). This is neutral enough that upon light application, it does a good job of sculpting and adding definition to the face. My only issue with this stick is the limited shade range. This lacks a beautiful rich colour for deeper skin tones and I hope KIKO gets it together quickly to produce.
Contours that are warm, orange or terracotta in colour do not function well as contour products because those colours typically work to add warmth to face, not create dimension by sinking features in.
The lighter shade in this range is more terracotta in nature and for the reasons mentioned above, it didn’t appear to be as natural of a shade to create dimension on my skin so I opted for the slightly darker shade.
For light to medium skins, do not be intimidated by the colour of this stick appearing too dark onto your face. The formula is super blendable such that it truly diffuses out on the face to leave behind subtle definition (even so much so for a no-makeup look!) that can be built up as intensely as you want.
The KKW contour sticks certainly revived some life back into these hidden gems. There are so many amazing alternatives on the market. I love applying contour sticks to the face because, from the ones I’ve tried, they’re precise, very creamy, blend out nicely and have a matte finish. You can also go with a foundation shade darker than your complexion in a stick format, but I still prefer contour sticks because they do not add coverage. This is beauty swatched approved.