October 28, 2016

REVIEW | Pumpkin & Poppy Contouring Powder in "Oak Bark"

Pumpkin & Poppy Contouring Power in "Oak Bark"

Diving into the world of Indie Beauty and Etsy brands, I made my first Pumpkin & Poppy order to purchase their cult classic Contouring Powder in the shade "Oak Bark". This powder retails for $9.25 plus $2.60 for shipping, and is available exclusively through the Pumpkin & Poppy Etsy Store.

Pumpkin & Poppy products are free of harmful ingredients, and the brand is Cruelty-Free and Vegan! The products are created by the lovely owner, Kristy, who herself is Vegan, and are made in the USA.

Let's get in to the review! 

Pumpkin & Poppy claims:

Most bronzers are warm in tone and too dark for a natural contour, especially if you have cool undertones and light skin. I created this mineral contouring powder to be a semi-sheer taupe that is easy to blend. 

Oak Bark comes in a 20 gram jar with a rotating sifter to avoid spills on the go. Use this powder to sculpt your face and created a thinner appearance. You can sculpt out cheek bones, make your nose appear thinner, sculpt around your jawline etc...I recommend using a non-dense, fluffy powder brush or angled blush brush to contour with this powder.


The contour powder is packaged in a 20 gram plastic jar with a rotating sifter. I love that she added the rotating sifter as opposed to open holes. If you have travelled at all with loose powders, you know that it ends up being a mess! 

Additionally, the small size of the holes lets me dispense the perfect amount of product for my contour. 

The plastic jar isn't anything fancy or unique, but it does the job and has not cracked or broken. 


"Oak Bark" is a light-medium cool toned taupe with a slight sheen. Unlike most contour powders, this powder does not have a matte finish. 

This color would best suit those with a fair to light complexion and neutral or cool undertone. 

There are two shades of Contouring Powder available. If you have a medium to dark complexion, try their deeper shade in "Midnight Oak".

The powder itself is a loose formula. It has a soft silky texture that applies easily to the skin without looking streaky or blotchy. You get quite a bit of product, so do not worry about using this product up any time soon.

While they claim the pigmentation is semi-sheer, I find it to be fairly pigmented, so I highly recommend applying this product with a less dense brush to prevent a harsh line effect on the skin.

Pumpkin & Poppy Contouring Powder in "Oak Bark"

Pumpkin & Poppy Contouring Powder in "Oak Bark"

Pumpkin & Poppy Contouring Powder in "Oak Bark"


The Contouring Powder wore well for 10+ hours without wearing down or becoming patchy throughout the day.

This powder blends into the skin very nicely without accentuating texture. It does not sit on the skin or blend away easily, and the pigmentation is very buildable.

However, make sure you take the time to blend out the product quickly. I would have preferred slightly less pigmentation for a more natural looking contour. 


Mica, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, iron oxide, and titanium dioxide


This Contouring Powder has an excellent long-wearing and pigmented formula. The shade "Oak Bark" is the ideal cool taupe shade for those with fair to light skin tones who like to carve out their cheekbones and contour with cooler tones. I do wish the pigmentation was actually more sheer, but with a light hand and a fluffy brush, it's no problem. With an ingredients list that clean, and a Vegan stamp of approval, I can definitely see myself repurchasing this product.

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