I can be anything from an NC 35-42 ... but I do have slight red undertones or so I'm told and the only contour powder that doesn't look orange on me is Sleek's contour powder in medium. It comes with a highlight too... though I tend to use a light hand in the winter months
I use a bobby brown foundation stick. I also use a Lancôme pressed powder that's several shades darker and I also have this Iman blush that's a nice brown shade with warm pigments when blended out. Depending what I have at hand. Mostly reach for the Iman blush for a daily look.
I'm so tempted by the Anastasia palette you can put together yourself. I want Carob and Banana so badly, but if I'm buying those two, I might as well go all out with the full six pans, right?
Also, now I want MAC Blunt, although I'm not sure it'll be dark enough for my liking?
When I want a true shadowy contour, I use MAC Pro Sculpting Cream in Richly Honed. It was LE, and I have no idea why they wouldn't make it permanent because it's so hard to find a contour cream in such a dark, ashy shade. When I'm feeling lazy and/or want to warm up my face at the same time, I use the CoverGirl Queen Collection Bronzer in the darkest shade. I'm also eyeing some of Guerlain's bronzers, but I hear they smell odd. Not necessarily a deal-breaker for me, but something to consider.
I just got the chocolate Soleli Bronzer from Two Faced (after eyeing it for literally four years) and aside from it smelling wonderful it really is a good contour. I'm an NC35 at my lightest and an NC 42 at my darkest, but if you're lighter than me I recommend the Milk Chocolate version of this Bronzer.
I use so many different products...
some of my favorites are:
- MUFE sculpting kit #3
- tarte hotel heiress bronzer (I believe they discontinued this... booo)
- too faced cream bronzer (I can't remember the name)
- MAC mid-tone sepia cream color base
- NARS casino