|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is THE perfect shade for contouring on light skin tones! In love <3 It's impossible to go overboard with, and looks so natural! Honestly - don't know how I lived without this product. The best part? It's only 5 bucks! :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Even though I love my high-end bronzers like Too Faced Chocolate Soleil, I really enjoy NYX' Taupe for contouring as well. It's pretty easy to use and looks natural. I'm an NC 20-25, fair skin with strong yellow/green undertones (Asian), and I think the NYX Taupe does work double as a contour powder and blush for me. I know I like this MUCH more than tarte's Exposed.
On days when I want to look more casual and natural, I seem to reach for NYX Taupe. (When I want to go glam and/or I know I will be photographed, I'll reach for the Chocolate Soleil.)
I agree with the millions of people who say the packaging is cheap and horrible. Yes, like many others out there, I also suffered the "lid broke off for no reason" phenomenon. Well, first the lid cracked in half for no reason, and then a few weeks later, even though I was babying the thing, the lid pulled itself off. Hilarious. C'mon NYX, you can't make us buy another one of these by providing guaranteed-to-break-within-a-month lids/packaging when most of the product is still left, so why don't you just use slightly sturdier materials?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've had a love/hate relationship with this blush when I first purchased it. I SO wanted it to be the perfect contouring shade for me as many have claimed. However, take note- if your skin has yellow/golden undertones (as I do- I am NC 20-25) it will appear on your skin with red hues. The redness is most noticeable when you compare your face against your neck/chest. So, while it may not be my holy grail contouring powder, it is an absolutely beautiful, natural blush shade for my skin. On my NC 20-25 skin, it appears as the colour my cheeks would naturally turn when I blush- not very grey at all. All in all, not very good for contouring on warm-toned skin, but a gorgeous blush!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Great product for contouring on fair to medium toned skin! My only gripe is it's not QUITE as pigmented as I would like, but this does help you not overdo it on the contouring so it's not a total dealbreaker.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Love this! Maybe it's my skin tone (fair with pink undertones) but this stuff works great on me. It is fairly sheer and buildable, no glitter or shimmer, and it gives me the most subtle contouring without looking too muddy. By comparison,I have Too Faced Milk Chocolate bronzer, it's much more orange and it makes my face look dirty. I use a Real Techniques contouring brush to apply under my cheekbones and then a fluffy blush brush to apply a pinker toned blush to the apples of my cheeks. My Ulta does not carry this shade, I hope it hasn't been discontinued! I found it on Drugstore.com for $5, a steal for the perfect cool toned blush/contour.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
The only product I can successfully contour with. I am around NW20 with a ton of freckles, so most things end up looking orange and muddy and just weird on me. Taupe is the perfect color for me, and the formula of the blush holds up well my dry skin. It doesn't fade during the day and it is super easy to blend out and work with. I like the pigmentation as well, I tend to be a little heavy handed so it is easy for me to build this up and make it look natural.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I bought this for contouring (I'm MAC NW15 if not even more pale) and I guess it does a decent job. I get a cool, natural looking result. I'm not doing contouring every day so I don't use this very much.
It is pretty as a crease colour :)
Pretty package with see-through lid.
Perfect colour for contouring, if you're into contouring (hah).
I find it hard to get colour out of it.
Plastic package that breaks easily.
Expensive in my country (so I order online instead, yay!)
Overall, I manage without it but it's nice to have for those special occasions :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have nc20-25 skin, and it is combination. This blush is a decent contouring powder because it has some grey/cool-tones to it which mimics the shadows under your cheekbones much more naturally then a bronzer does, as most of those tend to pull a bit too orange. However, there are two factors that made me dock a lippie off this product.
1) It also has a bit of a reddish undertone. I have fairly light skin, but also some natural redness/pinkness due to acne and such. this powder can very easily appear red if too much is applied, making it a not-so-attractive look. Moreover, if too much is used, the grey and red undertones in this product will be too overpowering on the face, making it very obvious that youve got contouring going on....lots of it. On some, it will also translate to it looking like...dirt was applied to the face.
2) The packaging is horrendous...It is a soft-ish plastic that will break for no reason, and the writing also comes off the packaging quite easily. Half of my NYX blushes had trouble closing properly when they were still NEW! However, since this product is inexpensive, it is not the main reason why one lippie was docked.
Overall, this is a decent contour powder that is worth a try, $5-6 will not hurt the wallet too much, and its good to see so many people loving this product. For now, i will repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
beautiful, neutral taupe; not too orange or grey
blends beautifully to create a soft contour
pigmented enough to create a dramatic edgy contour (if desired)
works great for pale skin (im mac NW15)
my lid for the powder broke off
it can be hard to find if you dont have an Ulta near you
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
Perfect contour shade for light because it creates the perfect illusion of a shadow. Im so done contouring with bronzers because those just look too orange and unnatural. This is really perfect and the price is great. Ordered it online and Im so happy that i did.