How did we live without contouring?? I literally have no idea!! Thinking back I just must have looked like a right eejit with just my face caked in makeup and little or no definition. Oh the shame!!
Over the years I’ve tried many, but I think I’ve finally found my ride or die! I bought this NYX palette AAAAGGGGEEES ago, but for some reason didn’t start using it until last month. Ever since I’ve been asking myself how I’ve lived without it! Now let’s be honest, I’m no contouring expert. I’m just going on what I like the look of on my face.
I’m not going to lie, I don’t love every single thing in this palette. I like em’, but I wouldn’t use everything daily! The four I have been using all day every day are, HCPS01 which is ice queen highlight, HCPs03 which is called cream, but it’s very similar to the banana powder which I love!! HCPS06 which is toffee and last but not least HCPS07 which is Sculpt. The others are great too I just don’t reach for them as much! They would be more an “evening” look and as I’m trying to save like a mad thing, which of course isn’t working out coz I’m a spendaholic, I’m not out that often any more.
I use Cream as a cream concealer “setter”, meaning after I use my concealers I lightly powder those ares with this shade. I use Toffee as an “overall” bronzer and then go in with Sculpt as my contour shade. These shades just really suit my skin tone and look great when I have tan on. I just love the effect, it can be as harsh or a subtle as I like depending on how much product I use and how much blending I do… and of course ice queen highlight, it doesn’t look like much in the palette, but on the skin, oh baby. It’s just so nice on the skin, it has got that subtle pearlescence. On a night out it’s stunning, I’d say it could be seen from space. I do wear it daily, I just tend to apply it very sparingly.
I find the powders a small bit heavy, I actually like a finer formula, BUT I’m an oily mess so it tends to work out better if its a bit heavier. I can get away with a finer formula on nights out or events, but for all day work wear I need it to last so a heavier powder works best for that. As always, less is more! No one wants cake face… Unless your going for that “look”??
I can’t recommend these products enough! I just think they are so well priced, great quality and fun. The thing I like best is that the products can be swapped about. Once I use one section up I can replace it or double up or even get a blush to add in, the options are endless! I haven’t tried the new NYX blush so I think once I use up one of these sections, one of those is next on the aul hit list! I can’t wait to mix it up and make myself a highligh, contour and blush palette.
Any advice on what blush to try?? Leave me a comment down below xo
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