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Nyx Professional Makeup High Definition Blush
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on 6/21/2017 3:12:00 AM
More reviews by Chocolatte5
Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
I use this (like almost everyone on here) as a contouring powder, and for the price it's hard to beat. First, I'm surprised to read reviews saying it's good for fair but not for tan/darker skin tones? In my opinion I would say the exact opposite. It's the exact colour of a natural shadow, and looks great on my NC40 skin.
The product can be tricky to master. I agree it can be patchy/muddy/too harsh. The trick is to use a CLEAN brush (you don't need to wash the brush each time, just swipe on hand or tissue to get rid of residue on the bristles). Start with a really light hand and little product, because it can look muddy real fast. I apply this before bronzer and blush for a more muted look. Also, I find its really easy to go overboard with this (a little goes a long way ppl), but you can take away the harshness blending it in with bronzer and/or blush.
Bottom line: if you think the colour is right for your skin, I recommend trying it. It's cheap! Can't go wrong with a VERY light sweep and lots of blending, but be prepared to practice and figure out what works for you.
6 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 10/3/2016 7:27:00 AM
More reviews by TheDollyMonster
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
This colour looks JUST like the colour of shadows! However, on my skin (im very yellow undertoned, NC30) it showed up a bit pink and the shadow wasn't really there as i'm a bit darker....If anyone has this problem, try this alternative: Loreal infallible eyeshadow in Breaking nude!!!Pigmented but can be blended out just enough so that it doesn't look like a line on your face!
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 12/17/2015 3:58:00 PM
More reviews by AngieGCarp
Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool
Not a game changer for me BUT I will still get some use out of it. I have a medium skin tone so this is a little light for me. Plus, I found it hard to build up to get color on my skin tone. It is also, ssoooo powdery!? Is this new to NYX blushes? I have other colors in the older packaging that are delightful but this one just dusted up something fierce. Wet n Wild has a contour palette that works very well for me that is about the same price but has a highlight shade. I will save this blush for a no makeup look. It is nothing to write home about. But I had to try it! MUA made me do it! 😄
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 4/12/2015 5:17:00 PM
More reviews by antolin1
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse
Caveat: This only gets 2 stars because it didn't work for me and as a "heads up" to others with my skin tone. If you are pale this would be THE BOMB contouring product and likely get a 5 star rating easily!Note to NC30's and darker: This will NOT work for you as a contouring product - It will be too light and if you are warm toned and try to pack it on for some sort of color payoff or attempt to use it as a barely there blush, it will look too grey and muddy. Note to pale skin shades = lighter than NC30: This is gonna look awesome as a contour! Especially if cool toned. Pro's and cons abt the product: Dirt cheap stuff here so if it works for you congrats! There is a ton of fallout to this product but it's so inexpensive that's not a big deal I suppose. Dispite fallout, I don't find this to be chalky on actual application and it seems easily blendable. This is inexpensive enough for anyone to give it a try and see how they feel about it. If you are a contouring newbie this is a good place to start experimenting as well. I highly recomend this for pale skinned folks, not at all for medium and darker.
7 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 11/18/2014 10:47:00 AM
More reviews by ness321
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium
Perfect shade for contouring if you have pale skin. I actually bought hoola bronzer before discovering this and it's not nearly as good. Hoola is good, but it appears too warm (basically, a bit orange) on my skin. This is brilliant for contouring my nose, cheekbones and as a crease colour. Btw I found mine on new ebay for anyone in the UK struggling to find nyx products.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 11/3/2014 7:55:00 PM
More reviews by oneclassy_broad
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Black, Curly, Medium
As most of the reviews here, this is a pale girls savior when it comes to contouring. I've tried it all and just assumed I couldn't get the technique of blending down, enough to make it look natural even though I consider myself advanced when it comes to makeup. Low and behold NYX taupe showed up in my life and as it turns out, I was just using the wrong product all along. Contouring is supposed to create a shadow and this product does just that. Its cool toned, no shimmer, very blendable and long lasting. If your giving up on contouring and your a pale girl, definitely get this.
on 3/11/2014 12:10:00 PM
More reviews by 3110hello
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine
NYX taupe blush is a nice contour powder for fair to medium skin tones. I first heard of it on Makeup Geek and that is where I eventually ordered it from. I think NYX products are good for their price and so was interested to see how is stacked up to other contours and bronzers. This blush is good to use in the hollow of your cheeks, along the jawbone and to narrow the nose. I mostly find myself using it to narrow my nose. The color is quite light so the effect isn't garish at all. I especially recommend this to the beginner - someone who is learning to contour. Since it is very affordable and effective it would be great for experimentation!
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 3/6/2014 9:25:00 AM
More reviews by Momma2myQTZ
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse
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.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 9/2/2013 6:13:00 PM
More reviews by gdallar
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
PROS:beautiful, neutral taupe; not too orange or greyblends beautifully to create a soft contourpigmented enough to create a dramatic edgy contour (if desired)works great for pale skin (im mac NW15)inexpensiveCONS:my lid for the powder broke offit can be hard to find if you dont have an Ulta near you
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 7/14/2013 1:04:00 PM
More reviews by crobertson01
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
I'd never tried contouring before, but I've always been a fairly natural-look kind of girl, so I thought that contouring might help give my face a little something extra. It does. I had to buy Taupe online because I couldn't find it in stores anywhere (not even Ulta), but it was worth it. It's a pretty ashy-pink color--perfect for very fair skin. When I apply it in the hollows of my cheeks it looks like a natural shadow. It's fairly pigmented, so you don't need to swipe much on your brush. The package is a bit smaller than I was expecting, but I'm sure it'l last a long time since you don't have to use much of it. If you're thinking about trying out contouring, I'd encourage you to give this product a try!
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