contour powders for dark skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for contour powders for dark skin.

If you're looking for a contour powder that will help you achieve the look of a natural-looking, rounded jawline and cheekbones, you've come to the right place. These powders will help you achieve the look you want.

cielesculpt & PROTECT SPF 30+ bronzing contour stick

Size: 0.25 oz / 7 gITEM: 2708402

Color: 04 Dark - deep

106 Reviews


I absolutely love this contour stick! I have a pale, neutral skintone and contours are often too orange on me. ...It is so buttery, glides on my skin so smoothly, blends flawlessly, and contours very well. ...Finally a Neutral Contour!

What it is: A mineral SPF 30+ hybrid bronzing, sculpting stick that gives a natural satin finish.

Highlighted Ingredients: 
- Vitamin E: Defends against pollutants and provides antioxidants.

- Bisabolol: Calms, visibly brightens, and reduces the look of redness.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.


It blended really nicely and looks great on my skin. I also love how easily buildable it was. Definitely a great powder contour palette!...Great all in one product! Works well my dark skin tone. I'm really enjoying using it.

What it is: A matte, buildable, visible-texture-blurring trio to shade, bronze, and sculpt your face鈥攆or a touch of color to a fully contoured look.

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Magnolia Bark Extract: Helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles

MAKEUP BY MARIOSoftSculpt庐 Shaping Stick

Size: 0.37 oz/ 10.5 gITEM: 2457315

Color: Medium Dark - natural matte finish for medium to medium-dark skin tones (neutral, slightly warm

1.2K Reviews


Best cream contour!...This is the first cream contour that I absolutely love! It blends out so nicely and so easily way better than powder or other cream contours I've used previously. ...Not good for pale skin...This is a good texture and blends well, but I鈥檓 still on the hunt for a contour stick, or powder, that works for my colouring.

What it is: A dual-ended cream shaping stick that is buildable and swipes on seamlessly for true-to-skin definition that dries down to a natural matte finish.

Ingredient Callouts: It is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This dual-ended shaping stick combines Mario’s signature contour technique into one product that creates an effortless, softly sculpted look. The shades complement complexions regardless of undertone and are never orange or muddy. They also feature a removable angled buffing brush for effortless application.


The shade I got, heat wave was too dark for my skin so I can鈥檛 comment on it for fair skin as contour but I鈥檝e been using the two colors as eye shadow and they鈥檙e so easy to use. ...I accidentally ordered GXVE Beauty Pick It Up Contour & Powder Duo in Heat Wave and it is too dark for my skin tone.

What it is: A cream contour and powder bronzer duo designed to sculpt and define the face while adding warmth for a naturally lifted effect.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Squalane: Moisturizes the skin and seamlessly blends contour into the skin.
- Cellulose: Creates a natural, skin-like finish and visibly reduces skin dullness.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: The cream contour melts in

Iconic LondonPrecision Duo Contour Pot

ITEM: 2523470

Color: Medium Shadow - cool-toned taupe brown

255 Reviews


The product is interesting in that it has cream and powder components. You start by putting the cream where you want it, then apply your foundation, then go over the areas you applied the cream with the contour powder. ...This duo contour pot is great. I was scared the color medium was going to be too dark on my fair skin but it was perfect and matched how I liked.

What it is: A new way to contour starts here with little pots of contour perfection.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Gellyfing System: Bouncy sensorial gel/cream.
- Powder Cream Matrix: Buttery texture for blendable application.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Get ready to be wowed by the transformative texture of a cream base with a velvety setting powder. Think soft and sculpted cheekbones with these little pots of perfection. This is precision contour

Charlotte TilburyFilmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo

Size: 0.56 ozITEM: 2115947

Color: Medium/Dark

270 Reviews


Great Contour Duo...The best contour duo. The light / medium works perfect for my skin tone whether I鈥檓 my natural pale self or when I have applied dark self tanner. ...For reference: I'm Indian and I wear Nars Fluid Sheer foundation in color 'Syracuse' The Fair/Medium Contour duo is my GO TO powder contour color and highlight.

What it is:
An all-in-one pressed powder, bronzer, and highlighter to create killer cheekbones and candlelit skin.

What it does:
Celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury is a firm believer that shading and highlighting can re-sculpt and re-define your face. This iconic bronzer and highlighter duo has the perfect blend of pearl and golden pigments to sculpt and highlight your features. These universal shades are created from a refined golden base that flatters all skin tones. The sculpt bronzer adds buildable definition along the lower cheek, jawline, and sides of the nose while highlight illuminates the top of cheekbones, bridge of the nose, eye orbital area, and cupid鈥檚 bow.

HUDA BEAUTYTantour Contour & Bronzer Cream

Size: 0.42 oz/ 12gITEM: 2221877

Color: Fair - fair to light with cool undertones

505 Reviews


This is probably the best contour on the market for dark skinned women. Might be a bit pricey but it has a lot of product in it...The Answer to Dark Skin Contouring...A lot of contouring products do not show up in dark skin or are to ashy, but this product does neither.

What it is: An ultra-pigmented, blendable, and buildable cream-to-powder contour and bronzer formula.

What Else You Need to Know: Housed in an easy-to-use jar, this deeply-pigmented, luxurious cream-to-powder bronzer is the versatile product you鈥檝e been looking for. Whether you鈥檙e a beginner or a contouring pro, Huda鈥檚 Tantour allows you to create a healthy-looking, bronzed complexion or natural-to-dramatic contour as you layer.

NUDESTIXTinted Blur Contour Sculpting Stick

Size: 0.2 oz / 6.2gITEM: 2601110

Color: Neutral Deep - dark to deep

246 Reviews


I have previously used powder contours because I don't like the sticky and heavy feeling of cream contours, but this stick was very easy to apply, only took one stroke and once blended it felt light on my face. ...Best contour used yet...Tried this for contour on mature skin instead of powder. Was amazing. it's buildable.

What it is: A lightweight, cream-to-powder, ultra-soft matte contour stick that creates a natural-looking, subtle contour and adds dimension to the face.



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin E: Acts as a natural antioxidant that nourishes and hydrates.
- Green Tea Extract: Improves the look of overall tone and texture for a visibly youthful complexion. -Vitamin E: Acts as a natural antioxidant that nourishes and hydrates.
-Green Tea Extract: Improves the look of overall tone and texture for a visibly youthful complexion.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hy


Not for light skin...In reality it's not worth it for someone with light skin. I really wish they released 3 versions of this palette for light, medium, and dark skin tones because they're very compact and great in theory. ...Pair it with their new setting powder and you鈥檒l be flawless.

What it is: An easy-to-use cream face palette with all you need to conceal, contour, highlight, and underpaint like a pro for a flawlessly sculpted look.

What Else You Need to Know: The palette has six shades to conceal or even out skin tone: two contour shades and four highlighters. The lightweight, comfortable formula syncs with skin for a naturally radiant finish that lasts for 12 hours, while the buildable coverage makes it ideal for all skill levels and looks.

This Set Contains:
- 6 x 0.07 oz/ 2.2 g unifying shades
- 2 x 0.07 oz/ 2.2 g contour shades
- 4 x 0.07 oz/ 2.2 g shimmery highlighters

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