Illamasqua Hollow Cream Pigment as a contour for pale skin?

Posted by Lipglossiping On March - 14 - 2011

Finding a natural looking contour for my pale (very pink) skintone has probably been one of my toughest makeup tasks and the closest I’ve come so far is another Illamasqua product, a powder blush called Rumour.  The general criteria for my skin tone consists of two factors.

a). be pale enough to look natural and blend easily

b). be pink-toned enough to avoid looking orange or yellow.

Being a total fan of all things cream-based for my dry skin, I was excited to see if the new Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow* would work well as a contour shade.

Well, the answer is… I’m undecided.  It applies beautifully and blends easily with fingers and I think it will make a lovely contour for those with neutral or warmer toned pale skin but I’m not convinced it makes a perfectly natural contour for uber pinks.  I’ll let you be the judge…

Does it look a little yellow to you or am I scrutinising too hard?  I’m definitely hyper-aware of bronzer and contour looking ‘wrong’ so I’m generally pretty tough on them, do you think it works or are there better matches out there?

Illamasqua Hollow Cream Pigment (£17.00) is available as part of Illamasqua’s Spring/Summer Toxic Nature Collection and available now from counters, instore and online.

* press sample


20 Responses to “Illamasqua Hollow Cream Pigment as a contour for pale skin?”

  1. Emily says:

    I think it’s too dark as a contour – ideally, I would see a contoured cheek from the side and not the contour color.

    I’ve heard that mixing a light taupe with a light grey shadow makes a good contour for pale pink skins. Maybe worth a try?

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  2. Bellide says:

    I love it, it looks really good on you!

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  3. Sabah says:

    I think it will look prettierr if you could blend it more.
    By the way,what eyeshadow are you wearing? It’s looking super pretty on you. :-)

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  4. Charlie says:

    I thought I was being all amazing and clever when I thought this would be good for a contour product until I found out it was being marketed as such at the blogger events, I’m not so clever after all!

    Anyway, I don’t think its too bad on you. You can see its there but it doesn’t look too yellow and its not an obvious line or anything like that.

    Disappointingly, I’m pale and I can’t make it show up at all on me. It may well be that as soon as I step outside everyone I pass is going “oh my god look at the stripes on that girls face!” but I just can’t see it and I’m not being overly cautious…perhaps I’m just not that pale!

    Nice lippie!

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  5. Krystal says:

    I think you’re right, it does look a little yellow, but with a warmer blush it might look a little different. I’m definitely swooning over the choice of lip colour though, gorgeous!

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  6. Lillian says:

    I don';t think it looks terrible, but it’s definately not perfect either. I think i’m actually even pinker than you, i could tell by swatching it on my hand that it’s far too yellow based for my skin :(

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  7. Gordita says:

    I apologise that this is so unrelated to the topic of the post, but what colour eyeshadow and lipstick do you have on? I really like them!
    Back on topic: to my untrained eye it looks fine. Not “WOW” but not “OMG what did you do to your face”.
    Gordita x

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  8. Hollie says:

    I like it, I think I prefer the look of rumour but for dry skin this would work pretty well. Am absolutely loving the lipstick as well. What is it?

    http://incensepeppermints.blogspot.com/

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  9. ashx says:

    I think it looks gorgeous.

    I really wish I understood what people meant by too yellow/pink for their skin types. I feel so self concious that people are always thinking my makeup looks too yellow or pink all the time, even if i think it looks fine lol. I’m pale but have redness, i have a yellow tinge to my skin, ive got acne scars so i dont know what colour to put where lol.

    I love this illamasqua collection, really want the two neon polishes, and a few of the cream pigments :)

    Your skin is amazing btw, very, very envious :) xx

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  10. Gemx says:

    I think it looks nice, it doesn’t look too yellow. I really like your lipstick, it’s a pretty colour :)

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  11. Grace London says:

    I think it could do with being a bit pinker for you too. Reckon it’d rock on me though 😉

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  12. Hollie says:

    I like it but I think I prefer rumour. Loving the lipstick though, what is it?

    http://incensepeppermints.blogspot.com/

    Hollie x

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  13. Kenneth Soh says:

    Hmm I’m not sure, sorry Charlotte. For me contouring shades must always have that slight balance of enough grey in them to actually do anything. It’s too wishy washy and doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do, in my humble opinion. X

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  14. Vijaya says:

    I actually think it looks great.

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  15. kristen says:

    I seem to have the same skin colour as you! oh so pale and pink toned.
    I found a blusher by NYX , called taupe is a good contour shade. its a pink toned taupe and does seem to match the colour of natural shadows on my skin.
    you can see a swatch of it here-
    http://karlasugar.net/2009/06/nyx-powder-blush-recap/

    I’m keen though to try Meow Minerals ‘Skinny Dippers’ which are contour powders meant to compliment their foundations, of which i adore as they do so many pale foundations in 3 different formulas.
    http://www.meowcosmetics.com/skinnydipper.htm

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  16. Phoebs says:

    hmmmm it still looks a litlle stark, I think…
    might have to do a little more searching I’m afraid… xxx

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  17. FragrantWitch says:

    I have a very simar skintone so I share your struggle for contour colours. Unfortunately, I don’t think this is it either – a bit too yellow not ‘OMG Jaundice’ but not ‘Holy Cheekbones’ either!

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  18. Jules says:

    Ever so faintly healing-bruiselike on my screen, though I admit it took me a while to notice anything other than your fab eyes and lips!

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  19. Tina says:

    Hmm, this is a tough one, I’m undecided too!!!
    It surely doesn’t appear too yellow on my screen though, not at all!!!

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  20. ra says:

    Maybe Delirium is better for those with pink undertones.

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