I'm Asian with NC 15/20, and it is EXTREMELY difficult to find a brown contour powder with cool undertone. In my 40+ years of life, I've found only two: this one and 'Creamy Cocoa' from L.A. Colors (http://www.lacolors.com/Mineral-Pressed-Powder-1266.html). Now I'm relieved.
I bought blush for contouring since I was told that you need a cool (not warm) toned color (like a bronzer) for contouring. Something about the cooler tones cast a more natural "shadow" on your face which makes it more realistic and less obvious you are "contouring". I have to disagree with that as I find this blush is way too cool toned on me and makes me look muddy or deathly! I am light skinned... (MAC 15-20) and no matter how much of a light hand I use... this just doesn't look "right". I have way better results with the MAC Bronzer in "refined enriched bronze",which ironically is "warm" toned. I gave this 3 lippies since it IS very pigmented and does go on very smoothly. If you are the right skin tone, this blush could work very well on you. It was a huge FAIL for me, sadly.
My, my! I couldn't find anywhere to add a review for this contour/blusher. It must have only been appealing to me, whilst everyone else was scoping out for Chanel Notorious or have availability to decent contour products such as Nyx Taupe or MAC Pro products.
Unfortunately, I cannot buy any of the products above in person as it never arrived in my city. None of them! So I took a chance on this product without even trying it in the store. And I'm quite very happy that I did.
I'm quite picky, I'm a neutral-warm girl at NC17 to be specific, and this manages to be a lovely taupe underneath my cheekbones without being metallic (As the sheen in a hand swatch will prove to show.), or being too warm (Ahem, MAC harmony, and all those other bronzers out there.)
I find that any skintone darker than NC25~30 will find this too ashy to work with as a contour for sure, from playing around with my skin at an NC35 level, it got way too cool/grey.
This was LE, nothing too special, I'm sure there's a much better selection within the MAC Pro line if you can see it in person. But I'm happy with it, and I've been using it consistently as my contour powder since I've gotten it when it came out with the MAC Strength collection. It's got quite the massive dip. Eek