6/13/2015

Contouring the pale skin





Contouring the pale skin is not an easy task. If you are not careful you may end up with muddy/orangy bronzer traces in the areas you wanted to contour. Although my skin is pale most of the year, I can contour nicely with a bronzer, thanks to my warm undertone. Also, over the years I've learned some tips and tricks on how to contour without looking like you have brown lines all over the face. I did a post about my favourite bronzers ages ago, and you can find it here.There is quite a few bronzers in there, but even though I do like to contour using them I wanted to try a product that can contour without that warm glow. Not surprisingly, answer came in the shape of NYX Taupe. Known as Holy grail cheek bone defining product among pale skinned gals, trying this blush is every makeup geek's fantasy.

At first I have to say it's not as creamy and pigmented as I expected. The product itself is hard, a bit on the dry side, but silky. You do need to press the brush harder to pick up the blush. I use my Real techniques Contour brush from their Core set. This is a brush that works the best for creamy products, still I've been using it for powders successfully. 

The key to Taupe blush is, I think, to go slowly and add as little product as possible while blending as you go. I'm not gonna lie, it's very easy to mess it up and to create muddy looking face. Like I mentioned, keep a light hand and apply it carefully and you can indeed get some nice contours. I have to mention here, this is the product for subtle contours. If you are a fan of harsh, bronzy contours, you won't get them with this one. First, like you can already tell, it's not brown, and second, if you use too much it will look dirty.

On the skin it does last long, until you remove your makeup. Obviously, it applies better over a nice base, like liquid foundation, BB or CC cream, but I got nice results using it only over powder foundation. At the end I think this product is worth the hype. It helps you get the nice contours, while not being orange. A huge plus is it can go well with any skin tone, depending on how much product you apply. It doesn't have superb texture or the most amazing formula, but for that price you can't find a better non-orangy contouring product on the market (for example Sculpting Powder by Kevyn Aucoin is nine times more expensive than Taupe).

Have you tried Taupe? What are your impressions?



Senčenje (popularno pod nazivom konturiranje) blede kože nije lak zadatak. Ako niste pažljivi možete da završite sa blatnjavo-narandžastim tragovima bronzera na delovima lica koje ste želeli da osenčite. Iako mi je koža skoro cele godine bleda, mogu da prođem sa senčenjem bronzerom zato što moja koža ima topao podton. Takođe, tokom godina sam naučila neke trikove kako da osenčim lice tako da ne izgleda kao da imam braon linije po istom. Napisala sam post o mojim omiljenim bronzerima pre sto godina, možete da ga pročitate ovde. U tom postu je pristojan broj bronzera, ali i pored toga što volim da osenčim lice uz njihovu pomoć, želela sam da probam proizvod koji može da postigne isti efekat a da ne da licu toplu, osunčanu boju. Nije iznenađenje da je odgovor došao u obliku NYX Taupe rumenila. Poznato i kao Sveti gral u definisanja jagodica kod devojaka sa bledom kožom ono je san za svakog zaluđenika za šminku i kozmetiku.

Prvo što moram da kažem je da nije pigmentovano i kremasto onoliko koliko sam očekivala. Sam proizvod je čvrst, naginje ka suvljoj strani, ali je svilenkast. Četku morate malo jače da pritisnete da biste zahvatili rumenilo. Ja koristim Real techniques Contour četku iz njihove Core kolekcije. Ovo jeste četka koja je najbolja za kremaste proizvode, ali koristim je i za pudere uspešno.

Ključ u korišćenju Taupe rumenila je, po mom mišljenju, dodavanje malo po malo uz blendovanje. Neću da uvijam u oblande, zaista je lako da njime upropastite šminku i učinite da vam lice deluje blatnjavo. Kao što sam spomenula, koristite laganu ruku i pažljivo ga nanosite i zaista ćete dobiti fine konture. Moram da naglasim i to da je ovo proizvod za nenapadno senčenje. Ako više volite jače, bronzane konture, nećete ga dobiti uz pomoć ovog rumenila. Prvo, kao što možete i sami da vidite, ono nije braon, i drugo, ako ga nanesete previše lice će izgledati prljavo.

Na koži zaista traje dugo, dok ne skinete šminku. Naravno, lepše se nanosi preko fine podloge, kao što su tečni puder i BB ili CC krema, ali dobijala sam lepe rezultate i sa nanošenjem samo preko pudera u kamenu. Na kraju mislim da ovo jeste proizvod vredan fame koja se oko njega digla. Pomaže u stvaranju lepih kontura, a nije narandžast. Veliki plus je i to što može da odgovara svim bojama tena, u zavisnosti od toga koliku količinu nanesete. Nema savršenu teksturu i neverovatnu formulaciju, ali za tu cenu na tržištu ne može da se pronađe bolji proizvod za senčenje koji nije narandžast (Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder je, na primer, devet puta skuplji nego Taupe).

Da li ste probali ovo rumenilo? Koji su vam utisci?





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