Monday, January 18, 2016

Sephora's Intimidating Gray Contour Is Anything But


I purchased the Sephora contour powder in Tranquil months ago but only broke it out to use in the last week because I thought it would look best when I'm at my fairest coloring. I remember seeing a lot of bloggers obsess over a limited edition Chanel contour called Notorious years ago and this reminded me of it. This contour powder is part of the Sephora Colorful Face Powders line and if all the other shades are like this one, I'd be pretty impressed!

For only $14, you get .12 ounces of product in a sleek compact. An added bonus is that there's a little nook which makes it super easy to pop out the magnetized pan so you can put this in a freestyle palette. This affordable contour is made in France which was a nice surprise.

Temptalia gave Tranquil a C rating and said it was very powdery but I didn't have that experience at all. I found the powder nicely packed and it doesn't kick up much powder when I dip a brush into it. The powder is smooth and very blendable. I don't have any issues applying this at all. I imagine you can also use this as an eyeshadow as well. 


The color of the powder is clearly gray with a strong purple, taro tinge. The first photo is very true to color whereas the comparison shot above makes Tranquil look more dark. I pulled out a bunch of bronzers and contours from my collection and you can see how different Tranquil is. Seeing that it's like nothing I've ever contoured with, I was a bit intimidated. What if my face looks muddy?! Thankfully, this is one of the most fool-proof contours I've ever had the pleasure of using. It just looks like a natural shadow. 


In this before and after I've blended Tranquil into the hollows of my cheeks. You can clearly see it added dimension and definition (hello cheekbones!) but it doesn't look stark nor ashy. I'm super impressed by the subtlety of this contour powder.

Sephora's Face Powder in Tranquil gets two thumbs up from me. It's an affordable and unique contouring product that performs great and has functional packaging. What more could I ask for? Have you tried any of Sephora's Colorful Face Powders?

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