Kim Kardashian's Powder Contour Kit Vs. Creme Proves They're Super Different


Kim Kardashian's powder contour kits will officially be available for purchase at Tuesday starting at 3 p.m. ET. The kits are the second product to come out of Kardashian's first-ever solo makeup line, following the crème contour kits released in June that sold out almost immediately. People are obviously going to compare the two products since they're so similar, so we've broken down Kim Kardashian's powder contour kit versus the crème so you don't have to.

Kardashian described the new contour, bronzer, and highlight palettes in an Instagram post, saying,

So the most obvious difference between Kardashian's contour kits is... one is powder, and the other is crème. Easy enough. But they're also different in price ($52 before shipping) and come with a different applicator brush, though both of the brushes in the respective kits are dual-sided. The palettes also come with a huge mirror built in, which is nice.

These new kits also come with a matte bronzer — a feature Kim K's crème contour kits didn't include, although you could use one of the lighter sides of the contour stick as a crème bronzer. In a Q&A about KKW Beauty on Kim Kardashian's official website, Kardashian broke down the price of the kits, described what each palette will contain, and what she uses them for. She said,

She also gave tips on how best to use the powder contour kits. When asked which kit she prefers — the powder or the crème — she said,

So the KKW Beauty powder and crème contour kits basically accomplish the same task through different methods. When it comes to the differences between powder and crème products in general, people with oily skin should probably opt for the powder kits, as crème will only add to the oil on your face.

I have oily skin myself and found that the KKW Beauty crème contour kits made my skin more dewey, and not in the good way. I do like the sticks, but powder is better for my skin type. If your face is more on the dry side, the crème contour kits will help give your contour a smoother finish, but the powder kits will probably work just as well. I also find that crème contours tend to last longer throughout the day than powders do, but I definitely prefer powder highlighters above all else. So maybe my best bet is to use a combination of both of Kim K's contour kits?