NYX Powder Blush in Taupe – The Perfect Contour for Pale Skin?

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Contouring alone can be quite tricky already but if you’re more on the pale side (like me) using the wrong shade can easily turn your attempt of defining your cheekbones into an orangey, muddy nightmare. Now, the NYX powder blush in the shade taupe is incredibly hyped up because apparently it’s the perfect shade to contour with for everyone, who is pale. Since I’m pretty pale and have a constantly growing love for the brand NYX anyway I decided it was time to finally test out the blush myself and see if it’s really worth the hype.

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First off the packaging obviously isn’t the fanciest but NYX is a high street brand and as long as you get good quality for a reasonable price I don’t mind the packaging too much. It’s still quite handy for travelling as it’s not too chunky. And in the case of this blush the price is pretty much unbeatable.

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One big plus I absolutely love about this blush is that’s it’s not that pigmented. If you contour, it can sometimes be very easy to go over the top but then having to go back trying to blend everything out can take forever and be very annoying. That’s exactly why I prefer using a product that is not too pigmented because it’s always easier to build up the contour then applying to much at once and having to blend blend blend.

The one thing that makes this blush most suitable for pale skin is the color though. Taupe is, like the name already suggest, a greyish cool toned  matte taupe shade, which creates the perfect most natural looking shadow on your face. The fact that it does create such natural shadows really does make it a great option for contouring.

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I’ve been using this to contour for a few weeks now and I can honestly say it’s worth the hype. If you’re pale and are looking for an affordable yet good product to contour with this is the one you should go for. I find myself reaching for this all the time!

Have you tried this blush? What are your thoughts on it?

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

Peach Perfect

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One beauty product, that seems to be quite underrated to me by many people is a simple blush. Blush, if you apply it right, can make such a huge difference to your makeup look it is beyond me, why you wouldn’t use it every day. Okay, maybe I’m a bit biased because I’m pale and a blush is the only way to add a bit of color to my otherwise pasty complexion. And then again there’s is not much worse than a girl with sharpie like bright pink streaks on her face apart from maybe bad contouring or bad brows?

Although I love my pinks and berry and browns I’m head over heels with peach blushers at the moment. When you think of the color peach you probably don’t think of fall and winter right away. In fact you probably are much more likely to think of spring and summer but something about that light peachy dust on my cheeks just really gets me right now.

One blusher I’m particularly loving right now is the Gosh Cosmetics blush in the shade 42 Melon. This is my first product from this brand and I’m so glad I gave it a go. I’ve seen their makeup in my local drugstore a few times but never tried any of their products because I haven’t heard much about them if I’m being honest. I’ve been wanting a more neutral blush for every day, so when I saw this lovely peachy blush I decided to give it a whirl. Boy, am I glad I did.

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I’ve been using this blush almost every single day since buying it about two weeks ago (no lie!) The shade is just the most perfect subtle peach shade, that brightens and warms up your complexion. If I was to do an every day makeup routine this would be the blush I’d include in it because it’s just so perfect for a simple every day look.

Not only am I obsessed with the color though but also with the formula of this blush. It is quite pigmented and very long lasting but it’s also feels so soft and creamy despite it being a powder blush.

So here’s a little swatch.

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And this is how it looks applied on my cheeks. I’m sorry this isn’t the best picture but I’m currently back to taking my blogging pictures with my phone but I’m hoping you still get a decent impression of what it looks like.

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I know this is quite the raving review and I honestly didn’t expect so much from this products as I’ve never read a review on their blushes but I’m pretty much blown away, because I can’t find a single thing I dislike about this beautiful blush.

Have you ever tried anything from Gosh Cosmetics? Any recommendations for what I should try next?

XX

Sophie