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?
10 thoughts on “NYX Taupe Blush for Contouring”
I’ve been looking for this bad boy FOREVER and can never find it at Ulta! Grrrr. I may stop by today and take another look… 🙂 Loves it.
It is hard to find! I went to 3 different Ultas and I finally found it. It is really good for us fair skinned gals 🙂
I just looked on amazon and they have it for $7.74 🙂
I love this stuff! I agree though, it is really hard to find!
It must be because everyone else loves it too! 🙂
Can’t find this darn thing anywhere! So annoying. I’ve wanted it forever!
Try Amazon.com! 🙂
I usually use Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil but this looks like a great color too 🙂
I like that one too! It’s just too dark for me in the winter. I cant wait till summer so I can use it again! I just sit at my vanity and smell it hahaha 🙂
It does smell awesome! 🙂