Chanel Notorious Ombre Contraste

Monday, October 29, 2012

As soon as I heard about this new Chanel product on MakeupAlley last month, I knew I would really want it. When I found a counter that carried it, I didn't hesitate to order it.

Notorious is a cool, ash taupe 'blush'. Perfect contouring product.

The texture is similar to the baked Joues Contrastes. Pigmentation is on the lighter end, which I appreciate because contouring can go so wrong so quickly- it keeps me from being heavy handed. The color is not actually completely matte, there's a hint of shimmer. Though I traditionally shy away from shimmer in my contour colors (sparkly bits reflect light, drawing the eye which is undesired when trying to create a shadow), on the skin Notorious does not particularly look shimmery. It ends up being rather satin.

Here's a comparison between some other similar shades, even though some of them are eye shadows not intended as all over contour shades. It is much more cooler than NYX Taupe, which is what I was using previously.

I'm very happy that I snagged this product. Now I can have those cheekbones I was never born with. Or maybe they're there, but they are under a few layers of stuff, if you catch my drift!

What do you use to contour?

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