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No one wants Dirt-Face. At least I don't think so?

That contouring craze that took off when Kim Kardashian's makeup artist (Mario Dedivanovic) sculpted her cheekbones into the definitive shape of envy is still going strong. And don't act like you don't know what I'm referring to. I know you know ;-)

While I love makeup in all of its various incarnations, it hurts me when I see beautiful people making an ill choice of product to get a desired result. Can you use foundation for this effect? Sure... with carefully chosen shades in the same undertone family and by learning the blending technique of the cosmetic gods. But today... today I want to talk (type!) about using powder to contour.

You put your foundation on, however you choose to do it. Then you decide you don't want the dreaded white face flashback when someone takes a flash photo of you during your girls' night out, so you break out the contour brush and your bronzer or deep colored powder. Either of these would be fine but... and I stress the BUT... please, please, please, I beg of you! Choose a MATTE (not an ounce of shimmer) powder with an almost grey undertone. Warm colors might look lovely after the initial application because they warm up the face, but after a bit, your gorgeous, beautiful face will start to look dirty. And I sincerely don't want you to look like Pig Pen from The Peanuts.

To balance my pleading, I offer you this, kind readers and makeup mavens: My favorite sculpting powder. Pricey, yes. Highly pigmented, certainly. It will last you months and months and during that time your cheekbones (and whatever else you contour) will be sculpted and your face will look dirt free.

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