Both powders are finely milled and the contour shade is a joy to use in that it doesn't look muddy on the skin and blends out easily, giving a natural finish. If I'm doing a general bish bash bosh general contour, just adding warmth to my face, I use a blush brush and use circular motions to work it into the skin. But if I want a bit more shape, I use the Real Techniques Contour Brush which does what it says on the tin.
It's imperative that if you're contouring, that you must do the ridiculous fish face so you can carve out those cheekbones. I place the colour where I want it and then blend upwards, lifting my cheekbones as high as they'll go!
You can layer and blend and keep going until you're happy with the finish on your skin. For an everyday look, I just use one layer, but for night time, I totally build it up so I look about 3 stone lighter!
Then I apply the illuminating powder on the top of my cheekbones and apply it on my forehead, nose, chin and to set any under eye concealer I might be wearing. As I said, this powder is subtle and for those that like a more shimmery wet looking highlighter, you'll need to apply something else. For work, this is perfect for me. It gives an almost airbrushed finish to the skin and it's lovely.
You can't even see it on the skin! This pleases me to no end because my aim is to fake having grand skin and grand cheekbones. And this contour palette definitely takes care of the cheekbone end of things.
Are you a contour queen? Will you be trying this or do you have a favourite?