This is the most perfect contouring shade for neutral/cool skin tones in the fair to light range. I wear MAC NW20, MUFE HD 117 for reference. I've repurchased this at least 3 times and will continue to do so. The product blends nicely and is just a touch on the sheer side, making it even more ideal for contouring. I use this with an oval shaped Ecotools brush and the pairing is perfection.
This is perfect for contouring my fair, cool toned skin. It's a very natural colour that replicates shadow on cool, fair skin well. It is not very pigmented, and you need to be patient about building up the product depending on how fair your skin is.
- Perfect contour colour for cool, fair skin
- Not too pigmented
- Looks natural
- It's cheap
- Does not break me out
- Badly packaged (as with most cheap makeup)
- Requires patience for proper application (better for fair skin)
Although I'm not in love with this product, I can see why it's loved by many. The texture is smooth and blendable, not too powdery. The shade is a very light matte taupey brown leaning gray with a slight red undertone. It looks great on my NC20 leaning neutral skin tone when I swatch it, but it takes forever to build up and get color payoff on my face. I've tried all kinds of brushes from fluffy to dense to synthetic to real hair and it just takes to much effort to get results for me. When I actually do take the time to apply it, I do like the natural shadow it gives as a contour, it's a nice change for winter as oppose to using a warm bronzer. So with that I gladly keep it around in my stash but it's just not a go to like I was hoping it would be. The packaging is quite cute IMO. It's small and compact with a lovely quilt overlay in the product. Once you start handling it though, you can tell it's not made of quality material which is ok with me since it's so cheap to begin with. Side note: this also makes a nice matte cool toned brown in the crease and works nicely as a brow powder too.
Hands down THE best contour shade for very pale skinned women. I stumbled across this online after becoming fed up of orange or red tinged contours. It wasn't overly cheap at £6.99 and the packaging is horrendous! I mean it is the cheapest junk, I've had better makeup packaging from the pound shop. Apart from the awful packaging, this really is a fantastic contour. A lovely grey/brown that mimics natural shadow perfectly. Smooth, buildable & long lasting. Highly recommended!
Sadly, didnt work for me. IMO its best for pale complexions as a contour color. On my very warm skin it was muddy grey; I simply looked dirty or sick with it on. The only use I got out of it was as a crease color; but ofcourse I own enough taupe shadows for that. This particular shade wasn't the easiest to come by so I desperately wanted it to work but I just couldnt. Luckily it was affordable atleast. IMHO if you dont have atleast neutral undertones if not some pink in your skin steer clear of this. Stick to matte non orangey browns like ones by TBS.
Love the shade of this product for contouring (perfectly cool-to-neutral brown that never looks orange or muddy on my NW20 skin), but it's too sheer to my taste! I've tried several brushes with the product, both stiff/densely bristled and fluffy, and I always feel like I'm fighting to get enough color on my brush. The color is buildable, but it takes a lot of time to really build it up on my cheek bones, especially when using my contour brush of choice (RT's Setting brush) which is moderately fluffy and already applies powders sheerly. While it's pretty easy to do very subtle contouring with this product, getting moderate to dramatic results is much harder to do. So while I do like it for my nose and my jawline (places where I never want more than a barely-there contour), I'm never really happy using it along my cheekbones. It takes too long to achieve the results that I want.
I think the ingredient list above may be out of date. Drugstore.com lists ingredients as: Mica, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Boron Nitrate, Mineral Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Bis-Digylceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Polybutene, BHT, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492)
I could not find ingredients for this listed on NYX website and believe the above is current as of 2/14. I have not tried this due to ingredients in current formulation, but MUA makes you rate it. I rated it based on undesirable ingredients (for me) only, not performance. Just wanted to list current ingredients for ya'll.
Disappointed in ingredient/formula change as it sounded quite promising for contouring. Will look at Mac and Aucoin, I guess. . . . was REALLY liking the price point on this.
AWESOME !! CONTOUR COLOR FOR MY PALE COMPLEXION.KEEPS MY (( ANGELINA JOLIE)) LOOK BUT BETTER CONTOURING MAKES SUCH A DIFFERENCE WITH MAKEUP. WILL BE GETTING THE REST OF MY HG PRODUCTS. :0).
I hate to use this term but this is my HG contour. I am NW10 PPP and this is the only color I can use to contour my face. As others have stated, this is a grey-brown and it mimics a perfect shadow. Any real contour will be matte and have grey in it and this is perfect!! I also love that it goes on so light because you can build the color and it is forgiving. LOVE LOVE LOVE x 1,000,000! Will work for anyone
Light taupe color. barely shows up on my NC30 skin color. But at least I can use a heavy hand. I use this to contour my nose and cheekbones. It's a grayish brown color that mimics a natural shadow. Will repurchase just because it makes it so fast and easy to contour.