I'm going to go and put these on my face right now so I can let you know how they apply and wear! Back in 3 hours (kidding, more like one hour).
The powders are PIGMENTED. Super pigmented. You really just need to press your brush lightly into the powder, give it a good tap to get the excess off, then apply with a light hand. Don't go too nuts, because even though the colours are easily blended, the pigmentation is so high that it'd be easy to get carried away. Unless of course you like a good strong contour, in which case, do go nuts.
I did my cheekbones, jaw, and forehead using shade 4 (the warm brown), highlighted with shade 2 (yellow powder), and used shade 3 (the shimmer) as described in steps 7 & 8 via the instructions above. Here are some pics of my face taken just before- as you can see it's a relatively light contour (my vibe), and I also look tired (big night last night).
I'm going to start part 2 of Australis Cosmetics is goody goody right now- I'll be reviewing and swatching the new Metallic collection, AND some of the new Velourlips- my fave matte lip product. YAY!