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on 11/7/2010 1:27:00 AM
More reviews by Paulygirl21
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I've been using this for quite a while now and find it hard to believe that I have yet to review it. Before trying this out, I relied upon bronzing powders for contour-I shudder to think of the orangey unnatural-looking streaks they left on me. Luckily a product search here lead me to try Ben Nye, which I'm quite pleased with. I agree that it creates a believable shadow. If I'm not careful with application, this can make my cheeks look like they're smudged with dirt, something I attribute to my lack of a decent brush to apply. I typically offset this by rubbing my crappy brush into the pot of #1 and then rubbing the brush into my wrist before applying to my cheek hollows. Both the technique and the product itself work for me and I will continue to purchase.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 10/24/2010 12:49:00 AM
More reviews by kaska2
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I have been searching for a good contouring product and finally I got it. Amazing! I really would buy this again. Finally a shade without any reddish, orange or pink undertones!
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 5/30/2010 9:10:00 PM
More reviews by thundurkat
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
Finally! A contouring powder that doesn't make me look dead or over-bronzed! Why I love this product: it looks natural, its easy to blend in, and it's dirt cheap. I use this to contour my unnaturally large cheeks(I blame on baby fat) and after i'm done it looks like i've lost 5 pounds in my face. No joke. love it love it love it
on 3/5/2010 7:31:00 PM
More reviews by bebemonte
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This looks so natural on my NC25 skin. The color looks like a natural shadow and not like a bronzer. Buildable, blendable and beautiful.
on 7/27/2009 9:47:00 PM
More reviews by Hawko
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse
Initially I got this in #2 but found it too dark for contouring (for e/s, its great) for my NC 30-35. I re-ordered & #1 and it works great. I think its $6 or $8 (can't remember), it is not cakey nor powdery, although its a matte flat smoky brown, it doesn't leave you looking dead. I have only recently played with contours & its amazing. What even more amazing is those fancy-schmancy cosmetics in dept. store can charge us suckas for 10 times the money for it.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 7/5/2009 3:16:00 AM
More reviews by Nikki16519
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
Absolutely perfect contour shade. Perfect texture, high pigmentation, easy to blend, doesn't break me out. Perfect.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 4/13/2009 4:57:00 PM
More reviews by tiny101
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
This product is fantastic for contouring as it doesn't have any kind of red or bronze undertones. It's basically a shade of brown/grey upon application, which is great to create a natural shadow on the face. For reference, I am an NC-25. For darker skin-tones, if this doesn't work, perhaps try No 2.[ PROS ] - perfect color for contouring; easy application; long-lasting as it doesn't fade off during the day; small amount of product goes a long way so the pan will last a very long time; can be built up if necessary; very good price[ CONS ] - can only order online (from what I know, anyways)Upon running out of this product, I will not even hesitate to repurchase it!
on 11/27/2008 5:54:00 AM
More reviews by christianadivine
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
I've been looking high & low for a contour color that wouldn't make me look ruddy. i had that problem with alot of bronzers & blushes that i tried contouring with. i finally got this recommended to me by a friend & i LOVE it. :) for reference i'm MAC NC30 - NC35 & it's perfect for me. but i do think that this color could possibly work for darker or lighter complexions because you can use a light hand for lighter complexions & build the color up for darker complexions. :) it's the perfect brown/grey shade that's ideal for contouring.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 5/31/2008 3:59:00 PM
More reviews by mljohnson123
Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool
Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse
Purchase these for a class. Glad that I did. Addes just enough brown-grey to skin to enhance shadows on the face. This would work for fair or light complexions. Could probaby also do with darker foundaton. But still glad to have them. Cost $6 for palette refill.
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