NYX blush in taupe is my first NYX blush ever. Can you believe that? Although, it really doesn't fit the bill as a 'blush'; It's most definitely a contour color. I'd describe it as mid-tone dirty taupe with a mauve cast. It doesn't look very flattering in the package.
There is no shimmer or shine, but it isn't completely flat either. It's got a nice soft satin matte finish.
Swatch of taupe blush:It looks like a bruise on my ghost skin! Surprisingly, it works nicely as a contour, but I have to be careful to use a light hand since it can look dirty if I apply too much.
I'd recommend this to anyone to contour with. It can create a really nice shadow below the cheekbones or any other area of the face you want to 'recede'.
FOTD wearing taupe contoured under cheekbones:I like how it doesn't look fake or too orange like some contour/bronzers do. It acts as a natural looking shadow which is exactly what you want when contouring.
I have to say that I am impressed with the pigmentation, and you can bet I'll be getting myself some more NYX blushes in the future!
Do you like NYX blush? Any favorite colors?