NARS Contour Blush Stylized Group Shot

It’s nothing new that contouring is really big right now; everyone wants the most natural looking contour to suit the shape of their face and the right product or products to achieve that. NARS has just added to my list of contour must-haves with their brand new Contour Blush. To me the name is a tad misleading: To be clear, this is a contour and highlight palette… And what a palette! This duo has fast become my go-to powder product when it comes to contouring. Maybe it’s that the shade is just perfect for me, or maybe it’s the formula. Whatever it is, it’s pure perfection.

The duo I have is called Olympia. It’s the lightest of the three options, and I chose it because the highlight shade has a nice yellow/olive tone to it, and the contour shade is a nice neutral medium shade. Be advised: A contour color doesn’t have to be super dark. I would describe my complexion as a medium olive, and the contour shade in the Olympia duo gives me the perfect natural and soft contour. It’s as if I’m they crushed up velvet and pumped it into these powders… The finish is so smooth!

With the lighter shade I apply to my under eyes, the center of my forehead, and around the corners of my mouth. With the contour shade, I hit the hollows of the cheekbones (concentrating right by my ear; do not extend your contour to the corners of your mouth) and a bit at my hairline. I personally don’t contour my jawline because I’m already pretty angular, no need for more contouring.

Choose from Olympia, Paloma, and Gienah (in order from top to bottom below) for your perfect contour duo.

NARS Olympia Contour Blush

NARS Paloma Contour Blush

NARS Gienah Contour Blush

6 Comments on CONTOUR CRAZE

  1. Lifeisbeauty
    April 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm (9 months ago)

    I need one of these in my life! :)

  2. Logan
    April 8, 2014 at 10:39 am (9 months ago)

    These are so great, easy one stop shop for contouring.
    xox Logan

  3. Yuliya
    April 8, 2014 at 8:41 pm (9 months ago)

    I am in definite need of one of these!

  4. Teckie
    April 9, 2014 at 12:59 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow this is the first time I’ve seen these, and I read a LOT of beauty blogs. I’ll have to check them out!

  5. panda
    April 26, 2014 at 2:45 pm (8 months ago)

    Are they matte? I have a hard time finding contour/ highlighter colors that don’t have shimmer in them.

  6. Brittany
    April 29, 2014 at 9:55 pm (8 months ago)

    Hi, Teni! I was going to go for that Olympia shade, but since you said you use it, it’s probably far too dark for me. I have such a difficult time trying to find a way to softly and naturally highlight and contour since I’m so fair skinned. Do you or anyone else have any recommendations? I can never find anything lighter than me that still looks natural and isn’t stark white. These look absolutely beautiful, though.


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