Use this dual ended stick to effortlessly and instantly enhance your favorite features. Use the contour shade to add definition, and the highlighting shade to illuminate your face.
Available in five shades for all skin tones.
-The lightweight texture is unique: powder-creme to contour, and a silky-crème to highlight
-Easy application, even on the go in its sleek, portable pack
-Both ends are designed to fit in narrow areas of the face like the nose and jawline for precision
Three different looks to add depth and definition where you want it:
Chisel your cheeks: Beginning at the top of your ear, apply the contour following the line directly underneath your cheekbone. Use the highlighter in a half moon shape, starting at the top of your temple and following down the top of the cheekbone Blend shades to create a faux glow and defined cheek bones.
Sculpt your nose: Draw a line with the contour side of the stick down both sides of the nose - it's important to blend so it looks natural. To add more dimension or length, highlight down the bridge of the nose.
Define your jaw: Contour along the jawline on both sides of the face, starting at the edge of the jaw toward the chin. Blend well for a softly defined jawline, add highlight to the chin to balance the sculpted jaw.
Le Duo Contouring and Highlighting Stick is rated
4.2 out of
Rated 4 out of
Easy, natural lookI used Le Duo today for my first attempt at contouring. Friends who are much more into makeup than I warned me away from contouring saying it's too hard and time-consuming, but actually it was pretty easy and looks natural. It's not the dramatic, "Oh my gahd who is that?" difference I've seen in some of photos of contouring. It's just a bit more definition, and the highlighting of the upper cheeks and lining of the eye with a light color opens the face up and gives a young, healthy glow.
The only possible issue people might find is that the highlighting color is not very light, in fact in three of the five available colors, it was darker than my olive complexion.
Date published: 2015-06-24
Rated 4 out of
Contouring Made SimpleThis is a review for Ivoire: The stick glides on, making it easy to place. Definitely valuable to beginners. The formula blends easily. The color creates a nice, subtle shadow and is far better than bronzers that turn orange. The size of this stick makes application "just right" - works on the sides of the nose, jawbone as well as cheek contour. The Ivoire highlighter color is not too sparkly and is great to use below the contour as well as above at the outer corner of the eye, and down the center of the nose. I also like to use it above the inner brow and around the side of the lip. For additional cheek contouring, I use blush subtil in Mocha Havana, or the contour color in the trio compact. Nice addition to the line.
Date published: 2015-01-23
Rated 5 out of
Works even on an 80-year old to conceal and contourI visited my mom who turned 80 this past January and after using Lancôme moisturizer and eye cream on her, mom decided she wanted me to do a 'makeover' using my Lancôme makeup that I brought with me. I used the contour and concealing stick duo and much to mine and her surprise, she looked 15 to 20 years younger. It was an amazing experience, and it proves you're never too old to keep up appearances. Upon leaving, I accidently "forgot" the duo stick so she can use it whenever she wants.
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 2 out of
This product is not for darker complexionsI was very excited to try le duo because I love my 500 suede w teint idole foundation. Considering that the shades of le duo paired with the foundation (i.e. bisque, suede, etc.) I figured this would work for my complexion.
The highlight was absolutely gorgeous but to my disappointment the contour was my exact shade. I had to return le duo and purchased the teint idole foundation stick in 555.
Overall, I think this would have been a great product if it worked for my complexion. I assumed because the shade was "suede" that it would work for me but that wasn't the case.
I recommend for lighter complexions! I'm sure it will work wonderfully.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of
For the first time ever, I can contour without looking dirty. Love this! Excellent.I'm almost 47, and I did try to contour my nose when I was young way before the age of Instagram and contouring rage. I could never get it to look right. Somehow my slightly wide nose would look ginormous. I definitely couldn't do it well. I tried more recently with some powder and then a cream product and still failed. This I tried the le duo stick. And for the first time ever, I can contour.sure, my nose isn't Michelle pfeiffer. I use her because she has the most aquiline nose I can think of...but it does look thinner and more well defined. Just enough... Thank you, lancome. .
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 5 out of
Love the ease of useI recently purchased the Le Duo in Bisque. This shade is the perfect compliment to my skin tone as my Lancôme foundation, Teint Idole, is also Bisque (350).
I found the application of the product to be effortless after watching the video on how to apply.
I have read some of the reviews about the highlight portion being to shimmery. I didn't find it to be too shimmery but I also prefer eye shadow with a bit of sheen or sparkle as opposed to absolute matte.
I found the design of this product much easier and more precise to use than a powder contour. Since my purchase, I have retired my powder contour for now
Another review said that it was not buildable and that it wears off easily. I did find it buildable with ease. I also didn't have trouble with it wearing off but I use La Base Pro Primer under my foundation and finish with Translucence powder to set my makeup to last all day.
Date published: 2015-05-05
Rated 5 out of
Blends flawlessly!I love this stick! I ordered it immediately because I love the effect that contouring has on my face. Lancome did a great job of using the models of different complexions to help with color match. So much better than looking only at a swatch. I also loved the videos and the tutorial pics, showing how to chisel your cheeks and highlight your nose. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the detail!
Based upon the models, I ordered the color Dore and it is perfection! For color-matching reference, I am an African-American woman and the foundation shades that usually work for me are caramel-colored shades. I am shade 450 in Tiente Idole Ultra and NC45 in another popular brand. The contour color is dark enough to definitely show up, but not look overdone. The creamy formula blends so easily and flawlessly. It literally just disappears into the skin. Its buildable, so you can layer it for nights out when you may want a deeper contour. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that I actually like the highlighter part! I usually find highlighters to be too glittery and unnatural looking for my skin tone. The highlighter on this stick is the perfect balance for the contour. It's gives a subtle glow without looking too sparkly. Now, be aware that this highlighter is more suited for upper cheek, inner corner eye, or Cupid's bow (IMO). This highlighter is not a substitute for doing that light undereye look because it does have a slight shimmer to it. You will still need to use your concealer that's 2 to 3 shades lighter than your skin tone for a more intense highlight look. This may be the reason for some of the negative reviews. For me, that's a special occasion look only, so this stick is perfect for my daily, subtle needs. An added bonus- I travel a lot, so I always look for products that combine 2 items in one package. All in all, I am very happy with my purchase! It lasts all day and makes highlighting and contouring a breeze!
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 4 out of
Great for beginners!I bought my Le Duo countour/highlight stick yesterday and so far, I'm liking it a lot. It is extremely easy to use and blends very well. It works well with my skin tone (I ended up with Bisque) and I feel it is one of those "look like you're not even wearing make up" products. I would recommend this for any beginner!