On a look out for a good contour color for my skin ( nc25 nc30) This made me look dirty AND......it would wash off in random spots. Say for instance I contour my cheek bones, within 2 hours the contour close to my ear would fade , ODD! Harmony is a better color but does the same wash away effect as blunt, wamp wamp. If you're looking to purchase this get " Give me sun" also by MAC instead ,better contour color and doesn't wash off.
Disappointed! Maybe it's the lighting in Nordstrom's that convinced me to buy this. I went to the MAC counter for advice on contouring and product recommendations. I specifically told the sales woman I have a difficult time with colors for contouring as I feel they are too dark and make me look muddy. THIS BLUSH MATCHES THAT DESCRIPTION. Hopefully Nordstrom's takes it back...
Im not sure what my MAC color is (don’t really use any of their foundations/concealers), but I would describe my skin as a medium olive with yellow undertones, but definitely not tan by any means. If you’re skin tone is similar to mine and you’re looking for a contouring powder, MAC’s blunt is most definitely not the way to go. I originally purchased it as a contouring powder after watching a few reviews on YouTube. I’ve had it for more than a year and occasionally use simply because I have it. The problem is that on my skin tone, it a) doesn’t look natural b) is too coppery/red and obvious to provide a “natural” looking contour c) it’s difficult to blend d) it’s too dark e) it fades by the end of the day (I have oily skin so that may be the reason). Bottom line, it’s just too coppery/red and dark to work well as a contour powder.
The only contour color I own. It's perfect for NC40-42 skintones.
I really do like this Mac blush. My skin color in Mac terms is between a NW15 & NW20 depending on the time of year and I find this blush works great to contour with. It is kind of dark but I like it because them I just don't use as much and I just have to blend it out more better.
I love this blush and I would be getting it again!
This is more of a contouring bronzer.It is completely matte...no sheen, shimmer, or frost. I am an NC 37/40 in MAC terms, which means I am a medium/tan tone. This works great as a contour powder, but it is super pigmented, and a little on the red brown side. Use this lightly, because it can look a little muddy if not used properly. And as for the packaging, I love MAC's simple plastic, see through, flip open containers. Easy to see, easy to use.
This stuff broke me out! I couldnt figure out why until I looked at the ingredients, Bismuth Oxycholoride. That stuff is so terrible for your skin. I guess its lucky for me I wear really thick foundation, so it doesnt get totally on my skin, but Im pissed now because I cant take it back and I spend 30$ on it.
Im NW40/43, and I got this for contouring. This is very, VERY pigmented. I use the ELF blush brush to place it, and a big fluffy brush to blend it out. You really have to blend this or it will look too harsh. Its easy to over do this. Once its blended out, it gives the most beautiful contour. Its very expensive, but since you dont have to use that much, I can see it lasting a long time.
As a blush, this is pretty awful. I can't imagine a shade like this being flattering on anyone. That being said, it makes an awesome contour for medium complected women.
I have an NC42 complexion, and this works beautifully as a contour for my jawline, cheekbones, and nose. It shows up without looking too bold or red. It's a nice warm, deep brown that is very pigmented. Be sure that you only put the tiniest amount of product on your brush, and be sure to blend well to prevent any harshness.
Anyway, like I said. It's a nice contour for medium skin, but it's not HG status (meaning I could find something just as good or better, easily). And I can't really think what else you could use this for. If you are fair or very dark complected, it would probably show up muddy or too red.
All right product, but not an essential. I would buy it again simply because it IS a little difficult to find a NON shimmery contouring product for my medium complexion. This is not for everyone though.
I got this for a blush, not a contour. I'm darkskinned, but not NW45. I have yellow undertones so maybe NC55? I'm Trinidad in NARS. On me Blunt is really red! It looks nothing like what's in the pan. Weird. I'm taking it back because I hate red blush. I was looking for a brown blush that would be really subtle on me. Blunt is not that blush.
Like most I bought this for contouring. For ref I'm about a NC 35. I'm not going to lie when I first saw this I was a little scared because it was so brown. Yes this can look like mud on your face BUT you must know how to work with this. If you have fair skin I don't think this will look that great but for us olive girls it actually works good. The key is to BLEND BLEND BLEND. Oh and did I mention BLEND? Use as little as possible because a little goes a long way. I don't think I would purchase this again just because it's not HG status in my book. I feel like there is better out there