Contouring is something that I do to my face to give it a slender look – to chisel out my cheekbones, make my forehead and nose look smaller, etc. I only do contouring like this for special days or if I have a lot of extra time to do my makeup. Now, when I gain weight, it shows in my face. I had a baby 5 months ago, and I have about 8 lbs of baby weight left to go. Can I still call it baby weight after 5 months??! Haha. But anyway, it is winter, so my skin is extra fair. I have found a really nice (buildable) contour color. It is NYX Taupe Blush.
Before I started using this product, I would use a matte bronzer, like Benefit Hoola, or Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil. Both are considered “light” bronzers, but are too dark for me in the winter. Enter NYX Taupe. This blush is a true taupe color, and absolutely no orange or red undertones whatsoever. It is a cool toned color, so it is perfect for me and my cool-undertoned skin.
This color is so natural. So natural. It doesn’t make my face look dirty, orange-y, or bronze-y at all. It looks like it really is my natural contour, and gives such natural shadowing. I just love this, and I am so glad that I found it. You can pick this up at ULTA for around $7.
Have you tried this? What do you like to use for contour?