Review : NYX Highlight & Contour PowderOctober 15, 2013
Contouring takes one of the biggest my key make up as it really helps you to create a new face! Plastic surgery without have to undergo surgery can be obtained by mastering contouring and highlighting technique. Most of the time I contoured my nose to give it a higher nose bridge and smaller tip
I usually use my Diamond Nose Shading Powder but I know most of Indonesian find it very difficult to find as they have no store in here. So I am sharing another product that works
This nose, is apparently fake lol
Although I know it's not as high as most of you guys, but if I dont contour my nose, it looks super super flat on the picture. So I have to play and do tricky stuff on my nose to make it appear nicer and 3D hahaha!
So here it is, NYX Highlight & Contour Powder!
As far as I know, they only come in one shade? This powder contains 10gr product and do check out the ingredients that they write on the box. Do you have any allergic toward any ingredients mentioned above?
So the key of Highlighting and Contouring is written there
But to put it simply, highlighting means give light color to your face to help accentuate the area of your face that you want to emphasize
While contouring means you put dark color to make shadow on your face so that area appear to be smaller, it also helps defining your feature
You can see the face chart above to know the basic highlighting and contouring to study where you have to put it!
NYX Highlight and Contour Powder comes in a plastic white packaging in round shape, with black ornaments printed on top of it. The packaging itself looks kinda cheap compared to high end products but this is quite big so it will last you for a long time
It also comes with a mirror so it's very practical especially if you bring it for traveling. The downside point is it doesn't provide you with any brush to help you applying this product so be sure to have your own brush when using it
The contouring powder itself is pretty pigmented, and a little bit too much for myself. For people with light to light medium skin, please use light hand when you want to apply the contouring powder on your nose
For cheek, it works perfectly fine
The problem comes when we're talking about the highlighting powder. It is chalky and doesn't show up at all on my face. No matter how many times I layered it , it doesnt give me the result that I want.
For the swatch, I use 1 swipe for the contouring, and 5 swipes for the highlighting
The white color doesn't turn out nicely and it looks like crayon, not natural at all. Big disappointment
The contouring has nice pigmentation but it's a little bit too red for my preference so I wont recommend you guys to wear it too much
The result for the contouring powder itself lasts very long and does fantastic job once you grasp how light your hand should work with it.
I personally feel that this product is pretty average in terms of the result, but if you have tight budget I would recommend this one as this is quite cheap [Only around 9USD] and you get 2 in products, talk about being economical!
Also the product itself is very large so it will last you a long time
But if you have more budget, you can try other products instead :D
The products are sponsored by Rie Butik as a review purpose