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Saturday, 24 May 2014

NARS Contouring Blush in Paloma Review


NARS Contouring Blush in Paloma

NARS Contouring Blush in Paloma

I have been lusting after the perfect contour for a very long time, there has been numerous swatching and purchasing but I had never found my holy grail.  I found the Sleek palattes too orange (review here); I love NARS Laguna as a bronzer to warm my face but sometimes I find that a little too dark when used as a contour and the NYX Blush in Taupe just doesn't have the pigmentation for me (see review here). Maybe I am too picky but I never felt I had this step sorted so I decided to take the plunge and get the much hyped Kevin Aucoin Scultping Powder. However, once in Space NK the two sales assistants dragged me over to the NARS counter proclaiming their love for the NARS Contour Palatte saying that since its release their beloved Kevin Aucoin has been shelved. After trying it on and wearing it for the day I was hooked. 

I have Paloma, the middle shade, and it is the perfect warm tone - not too orange but not too grey either. What I also like about this product is that you can wear it quite sheer but also build the colour if needed without it looking too patchy. This is because the powder is finely milled and therefore easily blended into the skin giving you a gorgeous natural finish. 

Alongside the contour colour you have a matt highlight. I love dewy skin but sometimes I find highlighters a little too flashy for everyday wear especially when the sun is shining, which although is lovely can also be very unforgiving if you are too heavy handed in any area of your makeup! This shade though just gives your skin a slight natural brighten and complements the darker shade perfectly. 

This also comes in the traditional NARS packaging, which although I love when I get it out the box; the jet black matte finish quickly turns into a grubby mess when it is left in the bottom of my makeup bag! 

But the best bit about this product? It is so darn easy! One swift swipe of the brush over both sections of the palate and you have enough product to create effortless cheekbones.
NARS Contouring Blush in Paloma
I then apply this simply over my non existent cheek bones to create an instant structure to my face. The distance between contour and highlight fits my face shape perfectly and the whole process takes seconds! You can pick this up in Space NK for £30 (£5 cheaper than the Kevin Aucoin too!)

What is your favourite contour product?
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8 comments:

  1. Ooh this sounds lovely x

    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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    1. I use it every day. Cannot get enough of how easy it is to use!

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  2. This looks gorgeous! I wish I could contour properly, I always find it so difficult with the amount of freckles I have

    xx

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    1. I love freckles! Wish the sun made mine come out more! This makes the whole process so quick and easy. I love it! x

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  3. Looks lovely! I need to try this!

    Emma x
    http://www.beautyandrags.co.uk

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    1. Definitely give it a go it is an amazing product! x

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  4. Had my eye on this for so long! Great review :) xo

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    1. Thank you! It is a lovely product. I would definitely recommend giving it a try! x

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