This is so wonderful for contouring. Its a nice muted brown with reddish undertone which is great because it doesn't look dirty or muddy. For reference I am an NC25. Its so finely milled making it so easy to blend. I never get harsh lines like I used to when I used the Bare Esscentuals warmth mineral powder. I would definitely recommend this...I think it would work for NC/NW 40 and under complexions.
I was convinced after watching pixi2woo from youtube use this as a contour. I would describe Harmony as a medium brown with a slight red undertone. Now that may sound scary at first, but let me explain my theory. I think that brown with a hint of red undertone is great for the contour because your cheeks should always have a bit more colour than the rest of your face. Harmony reminds me of something Cheryl Cole would use to contour her beautiful cheeks. In the contour category, I also like to interchangeably use Benefit Hoola, Nars Laguna and MAC Cubic (pair this with Harmony for a neutral sculpted look).
HG contour for a NW15/20. It's totally matte and light enough that I can use it normally.. most bronzers/contour powders are so dark i can only use a tiny bit and then blend forever.
On my very fair neutral-toned skin (NC/NW 10), this is the perfect contour powder -- applied sparingly! It is a warm light brown with reddish undertones. It is the perfect color for contouring under my chin because that area doesn't normally get any sunlight so a yellow-based bronzer/contour would look unnatural. It gets rid of my slight double chin, and works to give definition to my cheekbones too. The SA also suggested NW50 powder as a contour for me, but that has a touch more gold than Harmony, so it's better as a bronzer.
As the reviews show, this doesn't work on all skin tones so definitely try before you buy. One helpful trick is to test on the inside of your wrist, as well as on your face, to make sure it doesn't clash with your undertones or turn orange on you. Because the inside of your wrist gets no sun, your natural undertones show through more clearly there, in all kinds of lighting.
My HG contour shade!! I use it every single day. Perfect neutral brown!
This blush is absolutely fabulous. My MA told me to use this as a contour with my 116 brush and I've never looked back!
This is a beautiful product! I use this as a contour, as I find it can look too harsh as a blush. It blends easily into the skin to give a very natural shadow under the cheekbone and the colour is also quite buildable. Paired with a highlighter (I use benefit highbeam) it really sculpts the face and looks fantastic. The packaging is quite dull however, but the product is great and that's what matters I guess! I would definitely recommend :)
One of the best purchases I've ever made, really. Sounds ridiculous for a blush, but it really is.
I use it as a contour, on my pale nw/nc15 skin. It is ever so slightly orange on me if i'm wearing a very very pale foundation, such as Bare Minerals in Fair, but if i'm wearing something with a tad more colour (but still a match to my skin, like NARS Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc) then it is very beautiful. It really warms the skin while still being flat enough to work as a contour. I have slightly copper tones in my hair and it is beautiful bouncing off of those.
A staple now - a good, solid colour and formulation I come back to time and again. I really wouldn't be without it now. Lovely.
I used it as my blusher rather than contouring. I found it too dark and kinda dirty. As a blusher, it have this nice glow on my skin!
I bought this blush originally as a contour powder, although I'm not completely happy with it for those purposes. I'm a NC20 and I just feel that this colour is a little too dark and dirty looking as a contour colour, particularly in daylight, although for a night out it's fine. The other day I used this as a blusher and bronzer and it is amazing. I cannot rave about this more. It provides a wonderfully natural bronzed look to my skin, and I end up applying this to the tops of my cheeks, my hairline, forehead, a little along the nose and in the crease of my eye to define it, and then I just put loads of mascara on and it is the most wonderfully natural sexy look ever. It can be used to subtly frame the face and give that glowy look. I am in love and reccomend it not as a contour powder although it might work for some, but rather as a matte subtle bronzer and blusher!