Friday, 3 February 2017

Contouring For Pale Skin


Contouring isn't something I got on board with for a long time, I was just way too scared to even attempt it with my super pale skin.

Honestly, I am so pale its ridiculous. So contouring was something that kinda frightened me because I thought it'd look like I'd just wiped mud across my cheeks. Alas, I was wrong. You just have to find the right products to contour with, and once you have, all is well. So for all you pale skinned gals out there, this ones for you.

Firstly, I have recently found the best product to contour with. The PS...Pro Small Blending Brush. I'd obviously seen the hype with the Artis Brushes, and wasn't convinced. However, when I saw this in Primark for only £2.50, I didn't see the harm in giving it a try. I originally thought I would use it for blending out concealer but then realised actually its perfect for contouring. As for the product I use for contouring itself, I use my super trusty NYX High Definition Blush in Taupe. Although its classed as a blush, its the perfect shade for contour as it doesn't have any red undertones. So I just dip my brush in the pan, suck my cheeks in (lol) and swipe it across my cheekbones. Obviously then its blending timmeeeee!

Personally, I like to use a damp RT sponge to blend it out as it just works nicely, but you could use your foundation brush. Once thats blended out, I like to go over the top with some bronzer just to make sure I actually have some colour in my cheeks. Personally, I've found one of the best bronzers for my pale skin has been the Benefit Hoola Bronzer. For this I use my dupe of the NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush to dust it across my cheeks. Again, this doesn't have much of a red undertone to it which means it really hollows the cheekbones and gives a lovely bronze.

What products do you use to contour with?

- Lucy
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  1. Nyx taupe blush is something I really want to try! I've heard quite a few people raving about it now and it sounds amazing! X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

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    1. Its such a good product for contouring - would recommend!

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  2. I would love to try the hoola bronzer heard it works so well

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  3. That blush looks lovely!

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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  4. aghhh i've wanted nyx taupe for months because you've spoke about it before but i swear it's always out of stock everywhere!

    Courtney | Lashes and Luxe

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    1. I'm gonna get it for your Courtney, don't you worry!

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  5. the primark brushes are so good. i recently got them for myself. i use the kevyn aucoin contouring powder and its so good. i like to make sure that the colour is very cool toned. otherwise i look orange instantly.


    www.elenaisabelle.com

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    1. I'm so impressed with them - I'd love to try the kevyn aucoin contouring powder!

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  6. I'm fair too, so this post is very helpful!


    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  7. Will have to try the Nyx blush! I also really like Nars Laguna :) xx

    Emma | www.shespeaks18.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Its great - thats a bronzer I want to try!

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  8. I keep going to buy the artis brushes - looks like I'll need to take a trip to Primark! Love the Hoola bronzer too. Fab post!

    Lauren x
    www.laurenshh.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely take a trip to Primark, they're actually so good - thank you!

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  9. I am going to have to send this post to my sister, she is super fair and struggles with contouring!
    I am on the other end of it, I have very naturally tanned olive complexion so for me it is trying to find deep enough products!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. Aw I hope she finds the post helpful - lucky you with the olive skin tone haha, but that does seem like a struggle too!

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  10. I need to check out that NYX blush/contour shade, it looks perfect for my skin tone too!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. Its soooo good - definitely pick it up when you get the chance!

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  11. i need to check out that Primark brush, i've wanted to try one for so long! x

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They're so affordable but really great!

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  12. I really want to try this nyx blush now! I've heard a lot about it :)

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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    1. Definitely pick it up if you get the chance - its great!

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  13. I really want to try Benefit's Hoola bronzer, I'm not very pale but it looks like a lovely and subtle bronzer! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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  14. I think it could work for a range of skin tones for sure!

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  15. I'm absolutely loving the Primark brushes! I've got the large one for blending in Foundation, but definitely need to get the one you have aswell!
    I also really like the NYX Blush for contouring, perfect shade for such a low price :)

    http://get-ready-with-laura.blogspot.de

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  16. I definitely wouldn't pay the Artis Brushes so you got such a good little bargain with that Primark brush! I love Benefit Hoola Bronzer, I don't think I'll ever use any other bronzer ever, haha! Still yet to try NYX Taupe blush after all the amazing things I've heard about it, it sounds amazing. I've found that the eyeshadow 'Barcelona Beach' by Makeup Geek is also such a good contour shade! xo

    Hannah | ohhelloitshannah.co.uk

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  17. I need to try the NYX blush in Taupe as a contour shade! I've just started using the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer and it's amazing, not overly pigmented so it's great for fair skin xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. That NYX blush sounds like a good idea for contouring! I'm in the same boat as you, I have very pale skin, so it's somewhat hard to find the perfect contouring product.

    Emma | emmaetc.com

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  19. I'm NC40 so I'm not pale in the least, but I found that the Sleek contour palette in Medium was too dark for me and made my face look muddy!

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