Everyone goes on about how the NYX blush in taupe is a prefect contour powder for pale skin but I've always wondered; what about tan skin? I'm not sure on my MAC colour but for reference I'm guessing I would be around NC37-40? On first impressions I didn't really think this would show up on my skin but when I started using it, it was just perfect! I've been using it now non-stop for about 3 months and I don't think I'll ever turn to anything else ... although I do want to try Illamaasqua's cream pigment in hollow and the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting powder!
The colour of the product is a cool toned brown/taupe. This colour helps to create a more natural looking shadow effect. I usually grab my Real techniques contour brush, swirl it into the pan and apply it in the hollows of my cheeks. Sometimes I even grab a blending brush and use it as a transition colour for my eyeshadow. This could also be used in the brows for a natural looking brow. For £6 you can't go wrong. This is definitely something I will be re-purchasing once I'm out of it (which will probably be very soon).