Shape & Shadow Contour Powder

I am by no means a makeup artist or expert. I just like to experiment with a few things on my own face from time to time. One of those experiments last fall led me to the shape and shadow natural contour powder from Pixi by Petra. I found it at Target.


Contouring is adding shadow and depth to your face. Highlighting is the reverse to add light to certain areas of your face. I use contour powder to add definition to my cheekbones by putting it in the hollows of my cheeks.


What I like about this contour powder is it is very cool toned and isn’t ashy at all. It is super pigmented so the tiniest bit goes a long way. I’ve been using this basically every day for the last six-ish months and it looks like I’ve hardly made a dent. You can still faintly see the Pixi by Petra wording in the pressed powder. Contouring under your cheekbones can make your face look slimmer. I like to take any powder left on my brush and blend it along my hairline on my forehead as well.

With contouring you must be sure to blend it out really good. I don’t typically do a super harsh line as I like it to look more natural – well as natural as possible. It takes practice to really get the hang of it, but I am able to quickly add definition to my face with some quick brush strokes. I typically use the Real Techniques sculpting brush for this contour powder.

Do you have a favorite contour powder? I haven’t tried any cream contour products, have you?


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