Nyx Blush Taupe

nedelja, april 14, 2013


It's difficult to find a contouring shade for pale skin. Bronzers look too orange or muddy and plainly just unnatural as a contour. Nyx Taupe is a cool taupe shade, so a brown with grey tones. It imitates the natural skin colour in the shade and is therefore perfect for us pale Snow Whites (NC 15-20 or paler). It's more suited for those with cool or neutral skin tone, but plenty people of different skin tones say they love it. There is no warmth in this shade, it's definitely not a bronzer type of shade and it won't make you look more tan. I also tried it when I was much tanner (I wore Bourjois BB cream in 21) and it looked too cool in a sense that it was a bit too grey and draining, because my skin tone was much warmer than normal due to self tanning.

The texture is averagely soft and it's finely milled. Pigmentation is medium, however, it's better if you apply it gradually, slowly building it up, otherwise it can look too obvious, but you can really build it up. Finish is completely matte, making it perfect for contouring. It a really nice colour as a neutral eyeshadow.


Honestly, I not really convinced about contouring yet. I have been wearing Taupe every day for the past month and I'm not sure it contributes much to my look (or, you can tell me, based on the last picture). Granted, contouring can look amazing, however, I think it looks much better on darker skin tones, because you can really play with the light vs. dark to shape the face.

There are so many tutorials, but there are rare ones that focus on individual face shapes. I do contouring, highlighting and blush according to this picture I found on Pinterest, which is one of the rare ones that shows how to contour based on your face shape rather than just some general contouring instructions.

Source: http://data1.whicdn.com/images/117146246/original.jpg

My face shape is the second in the top row. I use Taupe to contour my cheeks bones, a bit under the jaw and on my forehead to make my face look less long. I don't contour my nose, because it makes it look really weird. I use the Real Techniques Contour brush which is perfect for such a task. I do a subtle contouring, so it looks like a natural shadow and you can see it more as you're moving and from different angles, rather than just have a dark streak on my face. I applied a lot in the following pictures for the purposes of this post, because I had such a hard time showing it up in the pictures, I do it much more subtle normally. This was my third attempt at trying to get a good picture where is would show up, so forgive the a bit fed up look.


How do you feel about contouring? Do you use contouring to shape your face? Thanks for stopping by.

Edit: I just wanted to share a review of my fellow Slovene blogger Petra (Adjusting Beauty), who has a warm (yellow) undertone and she's also fair. Nyx Taupe looks very brown on her and she can't wear it as a contour. This confirms my assumption that this is a shade best suited for those with cool or neutral undertone.

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19 comments

  1. Whoaaa, I'm impressed! Now I see why everyone raves about this blush, it's the perfecr contour colour! I think it would suit many skintones actually, since I don't think warm-toned products can replicate a natural looking shadow under the cheekbones. Wasn't there a LE Chanel contouring powder that was so, so grey-toned? I think it was ;)

    xx

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    1. A lot of people really love it, even those with warm medium skin tone. It's definitely is a great contour shade. Chanel had a LE powder that was greyish lavender shade, but I never had the chance to see it in person :)

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  2. Wau ful dobr izgleda na tebi <3

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  3. Zdaj sem pa res prepričana, da si moram nabaviti tale blush. Krasno izgleda na tebi. :)

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  4. Tale blush imam že zelo dolgo na WL, pa ga nikoli ne kupim pa sploh ne vem zakaj, ker je itak smešno poceni... Na tebi izgleda odlično!

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    1. Sem ga kar dolgo "kupovala", mene je bolj motila kar velika poštnina iz ZDA, ampak cena blusha samega je pa razumljiva. Pa hvala :)

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  5. Jaz že svojega končujem in je še vedno super!
    Sprobaj Dainty Doll Money talks če te še zanimajo takšne barve. Za 1,9 funta jih imaš na fragnancedirect (tudi lilac blush je prekrasen) pa je dosti lažji za uporabo za nas -blede :D
    Ful lušna na sliki!

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    1. Hvala za priporočilo. Sem vedela da je Dainty Doll na Fragrance Direct, samo se nisem poglabljala v blushe, na swatchih izgledajo super. Pa hvala za kompliment:)

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  6. Super izgleda, res ga morem dobit v roke :)

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  7. Že 100 let nameravam kupiti tale 'blush' ampak nikoli ne najdem dobrih ponudb... Smem vprašati, kje si ga ti kupila? :)

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    1. Moj je s cherryculture.com, sem ga kupila ko so imeli 20% popust na ves nakup, ker je poštnina skoraj 8€. Dobi se ga pa tudi na nonpareilboutique.com, pa seveda na ebayu, kjer je zaradi poštnine verjetno najceneje, če nameravaš kupit le to od nyx.

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  8. Tegale pa res vsi hvallijo. Mislim, da si ga bom tudi jaz enkrat v bližnji prihodnosti kupila.

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  9. veš kako ti paššeeee :))

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  10. Super izgleda na tebi, pa res je popoln odtenek za contouring. Ga že nekaj časa gledam, pa se še nisem odločila da bi ga vzela, samo mi pri tebi res dobro izgleda pa tako ali tako rabim nekaj za contouring :)

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    1. Hvala :) Glede na to, da si približno tako svetla kot jaz, bi bil super zate.

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  11. Wow, res izgleda super!
    http://nezinfashionwonderland.blogspot.com

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