Skin tone – dusky with warm undertones
Skin type – combination, sensitive
I am back with the reviews again. I was searching for a proper contouring product for long. I usually use the Kryolan Supracolor in the shade Negro 2 for heavy contouring. But for the day time use and to set the creamy contour products, it is important to have a powder based product in the stash. Now most of the products I come across are too light for my skin. I even bought a bronzer but after checking a few tutorials realized that a bronzer is more like a highlighter. I came across this product in the NYX website and among the 6 shades this one looked perfect for my needs. Read this review to know if it is the perfect contouring product for me.
Product Description- Create natural-looking contours, sun-kissed cheeks and a gorgeous, lit-from-within glow with our new Cheek Contour Duos. Available in six silky shade combinations, each luxurious compact makes it easy to perfect your complexion on the go.
My Experience with NYX Wine & Dine Cheek Contour Duo Palette:
Packaging- It comes in a sleek, compact packaging with a transparent lid that shuts tightly. This actually helps if you have more than one of these palettes in your stash and you can choose the one you need easily. There is a beautiful, black spiky pattern along the borders. You can easily carry this in your bag and in case some stupid boy tries to disturb you on the road, you can hit him on his face with the spikes! LOL!
The duos come in various combinations. Some contain a blush and a contour powder, some contain a blush and a highlighter and for the rest it is a mix of a highlighter and a contour powder. The shades also vary and the use of a certain colour may vary according to skin-tone.
Shades- My palette compromises of two gorgeous shades and I will describe them for you.
Warm pearly merlot- This is a deep peachy pink shade that acts as a beautiful blush. It shows up nicely on my skin and I think it will suit other skin tones too. For women with very pale skin, using it with very light hands is advisable as it might look too red on the cheek.
Deep chocolate brown- This is “THE SHADE” I was looking for. For contouring purpose, I always keep 2 things in mind. Firstly, they should not contain any shimmer. And secondly, the colour should be darker than my already dusky skin. This colour fulfills both criteria. The dirty brown shade creates the perfect contouring effect. I have used it alone and also on my cream contour product and it is effective in both ways. But this color might look too dark on fairer skinned beauties, so they should opt for lighter shades from other palettes of this range for contouring.
Texture, pigmentation- The texture is super soft and silky and it blends effortlessly. A single swipe of the contour shade is enough for me. I use one swipe of the blush for a very light day-time look and 2 swipes to get a bolder look. The color blends easily and never looks harsh. It never looks patchy on the dry spots and never highlights the imperfections.
Staying power – Both the colours stay on for 6-7 hours, even when I am sweating profusely and never move from their place. Now this is a really great thing! No one will love blush colour or contour powder all over the face. So for this reason, I love it even more. It never causes any irritation or breakout either and is good for women with sensitive skin. Summing up the pros and cons,
Pros of NYX Wine & Dine Cheek Contour Duo Palette:
• Wonderful duo of blusher and contour powder.
• Very soft and silky texture.
• Blends effortlessly.
• Amazing pigmentation and is buildable too.
• Provides smooth natural finish.
• Does not highlight dry patches or pores.
• Does not make the skin oily or cause breakout.
• Stays on for long, even when you are sweating.
• Very attractive and travel friendly packaging.
Cons of NYX Wine & Dine Cheek Contour Duo Palette:
IMBB Rating- 5/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend NYX Wine & Dine Cheek Contour Duo Palette?
I will get this palette again as soon as I finish this one. All of you should try the palettes available in different shades according to your needs and you will definitely love them.
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