I would NOT recommend the Park Ave Princess shade as a contour shade. It's too pearly/shimmery for a contour color, and it's rather light.
If you want a contour shade go for a non-shimmery bronzer.
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answered 3 years, 7 months ago
(Front Royal, VA)
probably not because its very light. but its super pretty as a bronzer!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
I used this for my sister to contour her face but if you have really fair skin, it may be too shimmery. You may want to try a matt one, like Too Faced Chocolate Soliel
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
YES! ITS PERFECT FOR FAIR MEDIUM SKIN! THAT'S THE EXACT SKIN TONE I HAVE. AND THIS BRONZER IS THE PERFECT COMPLIMENT! And its all natural so it wont break ur skin out. This bronzer looks so natural. And not orange or dirty looking.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
I TOO AM VERY FAIR, AND I USE IT FOR CONTOURING, YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY WITH PRODUCT!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
Funny you should ask that question. I just wrote a review about the contouring powers of this. Here's an exerpt:
asked my husband to pick up a Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess because I dropped the one I had in a sink full of water and ruined it. He obliged, and did pick up a Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer (along with an unexpected present of a Tarte Waterproof bronzer). I immediately used the Mineral Powder Bronzer bronzer. I have very pale skin. My husband rarely makes mistakes so I didn't bother to check the label. When I applied the bronzer, I immediately realized it was darker than the Park Avenue Princess I had ruined. It seems he got distracted when he started asking the consultant about the water proof version and accidentally picked up the wrong shade.
Enough about how I came to have a shade that should be totally wrong for me, although that's how I came to discover a secondary use. Since we were in a rush with no time to make any changes, I had no choice but to leave Hotel Heiress on. We went out to dinner with friends. I got a few compliments on my appearance from very unexpected (usually critical) sources which was peculiar because admittedly, I was not looking my best. More than a few people remarked that they thought I had lost weight (not so), and it wasn't until I got home and looked in the mirror as I got ready to cleanse my face, that I realized this wrong shade was right for all the very best reasons - better than giving me color, it works to contour my face, making it look as if I had lost weight.
I've played around with products that specifically are made for contouring in the past, but they didn't work half as well as this did. I think the reason is because this looks more natural, and it's shimmery, so it looks lighter than a regular contour product. It's also not as formal looking as a product made specifically for contouring, so nobody would suspect that's what it's doing. This stuff is like artificial "weight loss in a compact" because when my husband and I went to go to bed, he asked me if I had lost any weight, so it even fooled those closest to me. I asked him how much he thought I might have lost, and he said, "Well maybe 10 pounds." Good enough for me...
Both shades apply easily and has a nice finish. Since the powder is finely milled, it looks more natural than many other products. While this might not be the best shade for me in daylight, at night it clearly has a secondary and better usage, so I'm going to keep using when we go out at night. It's a great powder but I like the accidental effects of the wrong shade best of all. Who wouldn't?
Hope this helps. I don't think the lighter shade would work for contouring, though, because it's a little too light.
If you don't want to sue this powder, look at Benefit's 10, which is really good, too.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
is not matte so I would wonder if you want a contour w/a little shimmer- My answer would be no -but I am probably a little older than your average user!