November 22, 2010

The perfect contour color.

All fair ladies know that finding a face contour powder is almost an impossible mission. It needs to be matte, it needs to look natural which means not too dark and unfortunately we often end up looking dirty or orange. Not attractive.

I have to admit I have used bronzer more than often for contouring purposes but for Winter months, keeping on doing that is hopeless when you're an NC15.

I have one blush that isn't really meant to be used as a contour color, however I have used it a lot this way, and that is Nars Zen.

It's a very pale and quite cool color, that works extremely well for the very fair skintones - an NC/NW 10 could make this work without effort.
But I have found that on me, at the moment, it looks a bit too cool. Go figure... it could come from my current hair color that is too warm, or maybe I'm not as pale as I was last year. Or maybe I just needed an excuse to try something else.
So I orderd Illamasqua powder blush in Disobey.

Illamasqua describes this a soft biscuit color, perfect for contouring. Well, that is exactly what it is! Like all Illamasqua blushers, this one is completely matte, not chalky at all and very easy to blend. I apply with a Mac 138, and here's the result:

You don't really see it, right? Right. Well that's the way it should be, but I know it's there and it does the job.
Now if you're NC30 and darker, this is probably not going to work for you, Expose would be a better choice. But if you're fair-skinned, this is definitely a fantastic contour product.


  1. I love this eye make-up on you, gorgeous! x

  2. That looks lovely, I'll have to keep Disobey in mind since I barely get to NW15 in summer.

  3. I never contour my face because it's exactly as you say : I look like dirty and orange.
    But maybe I had not the right colour ?

  4. Love your eye makeup here. It looks great.

  5. Thanks ladies - I'll have to talk about that eye makeup.


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