My contour hero: NYX Single Eyeshadow in Brown

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So, here we go! My contouring hero is here!
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The packaging is that simple black plastic with a clear top. Looks professional and it actually drop – proof. I can not remember how many times i drop this but the eyeshadow is densely packed so it never cracked nor shattered. The packaging is going healthy over the months, the only complaint i have maybe sometimes it is hard to open. But that is about it.

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I am quite fair in real life, so it is quite tricky for me to find a contour product. I don`t want to end up like ganguro or oopa loompa, so i am pretty cautious with a strong brown color or orange brown, It just does not look right on me.

What you girls see up there is actually a single eyeshadow from NYX shade number 05, BROWN. The color is matte with medium pigmentation. I like matte contouring over shimmer because they just look more natural. The color is a bit darker then NAKED shade in Naked Pallete 1, so it is just perfect to contour.

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The shade is way to blend and just looks natural. It slimmed down my cheek naturally. The pan is actually not that small i can dip my contour brush in.

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This is the kind of color that i would wear everyday, very neutral. Sometimes i even use this as brow powder and eyeshadow. It stays a long time. I like it.

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Although matte, it is not chalky and not much powdery or fall out. It has decent quality and pigmentation. I think i bought this for around 65.000 or $6. Please don`t quote me on this. It has been months ago hehehehe. If you would like to see the result on me, i actually used this for contouring on my Dull to Doll look last month.


I solely using the NYX ES 05 for cheek contouring and i mix it with NAKED shade from Urban Decay for the nose. I recommend the product, i think it is fairly affordable and when you can get multipurpose product,ex: for eyeshadow and also for brow powder, what do you have to lose? NADA. NONE. But i think it would work on a fair skintone only, like NC 20 – 25 on MAC, if you have darker tones, you might try on the darker shade.
Rating: 4/5

Much Love,


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