Paraben free cool brown/grey contour?

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So I love NARS Laguna but have recently discovered NARS products/parabens have been triggering a reaction on my cheeks... wah.

 

I've been trying desperately to find a non-paraben replacement. Looking up the usual suspects... Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium, Dolce and Gabbana blush in Tan, Bobbi Brown bronzer... all have parabens!

 

I searched bronzers paraben free on the Sephora website and the only matte bronzer that might be a contender is Too Faced Chocolate Soleil... I swatched this today though and it seems orange-y... anyone have any comments or thoughts on that... or how it looks on the face?

 

I use mostly bareMinerals and Tarte and already have the skinny dip bronzer from BM (better as all over face) and a mini park ave princess (but its sparkly... also not a good contour color - orange-y). I once trialed the high dive on and it ended up looking too red on my skin. Not sure if the deep end would work as contour though?

 

Thanks!!

 

Caroline

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Try Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow - a cool grey-brown undertone that creates a very natural looking shadow

 

http://www.sephora.com/cream-pigment-P284204?skuId=1320951

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Finally - Bare Minerals have some loose eyeshadows that I have always thought would make perfect contouring powder, and I think they are paraben free.  Considering how little you need to use and the fair/generous size they come in, I think it would be reasonable to look into as a last resort.

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I also love a cool grey-undertone (no orange! hehe) product for face (just about everywhere)...  I don't know if MAC shadowy is paraben free, but it's what I'm currently using.

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Try the darker version of Choco Soliel!?  Less orange!

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Hmmm, Park Ave Princess comes in a matte version too

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Hi carolang,

 

My first suggestion was going to be the Tarte Park Ave Princess :smileyhappy:  You can also try the Kat Von D Everlasting Bronzer, which is also fantastic & paraben free :smileyhappy:

Kat Von D - Everlasting Bronzer

http://www.sephora.com/everlasting-bronzer-P377540?skuId=1450352

 

 

xo, Mia

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Thanks, Mia - I did notice that one last night when I was perusing but saw it said shimmer... But I guess Laguna isn't a flat matte either... This shade definitely looks more brown than terracotta... I will go instore and check it out! TY!

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