What are you favourite matte products to use for contouring the face/nose/cheeks?

I have recently been learning a bit more about how to contour the face and define the cheekbones, and have been looking for matte products to use for this. I am new to contouring, and currently use MAC's powder blush in Harmony and Blunt, with the Sigma F05 brush, the MAC 168 brush, and a MAC tapered blending brush for my nose. 

 

However, I am not madly in love with any of these and would like to continue my search for my favourite contouring products and tools.

 

Any recommendations? I have red hair, ivory skin with warm undertones, hazel eyes, and I like to avoid shimmer/glitter (I prefer natural looking shades for my face, so I can do a more defined contour without looking over the top).

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I'm pretty light skinned and LOVE Too Faced Milk Chocolate.

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Bahama Mama. It's matte and dark enough for me. Love it!bahamamama_base_1.png

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I'm loving bahama mama as well! perfect shade of brown matte!

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Hourglass waterproof bronzer, with nars orgasm & the balm highlighter have been my trio for years. 

Another option is to find a pressed foundation powder in a texture you like & just go up a few shades. 

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You can use the Dior Shimmer powder in Amber Diamond even though it says shimmer powder it gives more of a radiant glow. I love it and use it every day. Hope this helps!

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I have always had trouble with exactly this! I have extremely fair skin as well ... NW 15 - NW 20 .... and have found that the best contouring products are simply powder foundations about two shades darker than my own. Any bronzer that I have ever bought has looked orange on my fair complexion, even in the lightest application. Recently I have found luck with MAC's Studio Fix Powder Plus foundation in NW 25 and the MAC mineralized skin finish natural in Medium Plus (although this has yellow undertones). For a nice sunkissed look, I use Cargo Beachblush... any of them work well

 

 

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Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer.  I love it!  My other pick would be Laguna by NARS since I've seen it on my mom and she has almost the same skin color. 

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