As someone with dry skin and brown spots, contouring is something I rarely do. Although my brown spots are fading, the product I use also acts as a spot treatment so my skin is a little dry. My spots are in the same area I contour as well.? Using powder will end up giving me blotchy streaks, and doing full coverage foundation looks cakey and blotchy. I came across the Cream Pigment in hollow... its a perfect cool toned brown shade. It is neither matte nor dewy so it is ideal for all skin types. ?The coverage is enough to hide my spots well, without giving me a blotchy uneven look and doesn't look dry as it does with powder. Whenever? I use this pigment, I do not wear foundation. I simply contour, highlight, and blend. My skin care is strict and up to par, so the only real issue was the brown spots. I don't wear foundation anymore, just contour with this beautiful cream pigment and highlight. The results are perfect and the color perfectly mimics a shadow. I use my stippling brush, as it adds coverage as well. The result is natural, and gives a perfectly contoured look. I would use this contour on light, fair, and fair to medium skin. For someone with tan or darker skin it may be too light and look a little too gray.
I bought this product after seeing this post from xsparkage http://www.xsparkage.com/?p=3243 And I just fell in love, especially with the color because I had never seen anything like it and I couldn't really think of a dupe for it. It was pretty pricey, $24 on sephora.com, but in my opinion it was worth it. Pros: Longevity, this stuff stays put! Even without topping it with a powder. Wide color range, with colors you can't find really anywhere else. Can be used anywhere, so they can be great for Halloween, editorial work, or if you're just feeling super edgy, ;) You only need a little bit to get the effect you want, so this will last you a while! It's GORGEOUS! lol Cons: Only the price, but if you buy a more accessible shade and use it for your lips, cheeks, and eyes you might find it more worth your money. :)
Illamasqua Cream Pigment is pricey at roughly £15 BUT it can be used for so many different things it is worth the price. Their Cream Pigment can be used on the eyes, as an eye shadow base, on the lips or as a contour or blush depending on the shade you purchase. I have this in the colour 'Hollow' and use it as an eye base and sometimes a contour. You need a small amount so it lasts ages, has a lovely finish and stays in place.