Light/Dark: Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo

Pro Sculpting

So if you’ve stepping foot in Sephora recently, or even if you’ve watched any beauty YouTube video lately, you’ll know that contouring is huge right now.  Like mega huge.

Anastasia Beverly Hills launched the contour kit trend last year with her six-palette Contour Kit (I have it and it’s amazing), and now most brands are coming out with their own version.

Make Up For Ever launched a two-shade Pro Sculpting Duo last month in Sephora stores, Sephora.com, and Make Up For Ever boutiques. Available in their iconic black compact (at 0.28 oz.), this comes in two different shades, Pink Beige (cool undertones) and Golden (warm undertones).

The two products are blended together in a crescent moon, one being the bronzer and the other the highlight.  The formula contains skin-enhancing ingredients, including spherical powders and polymers to smooth and perfect the skin with a silky finish, light-reflecting synthetic mica for a radiant effect, and micronized pigments of pure colour to create a naturally derived appearance.

Closed compact With brush

The Pro Sculpting Duo should be applied to areas where light is naturally reflected.  Create dimension by applying the luminous highlighter to cheekbones, the cupid’s bow, and directly under the brow.  With the bronzer, apply this to the hollows of your cheekbones, your temples, along your hairline, the sides of your nose, and along your jawline to carve out and define your face.  Make Up For Ever recommends applying this with their flat round brush #156, but any brush will do.

I really do like this compact, but if you are looking for a darker bronzer, try something else.  I received the Pink Beige compact (#1), since I have fair skin, and even then I really had to work the bronzer on my face. With that being said, most times with other bronzers I have to buff out the colour since it can tend to go on too dark and muddy, so it’s nice that this is so light.  If you are tan or dark though, you may find that this may not show up on your face the best.

As for the highlight, I really like it.  Again, it’s subtle, but noticeable.  You want a glowy look, not a disco ball face, and this totally gives you that “glow from within” look (anyone else sick of hearing YouTubers say that?).

Final

Overall, I like this product, however, if you want a true contour kit, look elsewhere.  Other kits include a banana powder for concealer, whereas this one is strictly highlight and bronzer.  The Pro Sculpting Duo retails for C$45, which is quite steep (compared to other contour kits, which include more than two products), but I do enjoy the compact size of this particular one and that fact that it’s more subtle, really letting you place the colour and build it up without looking too messy.

Will you be trying Make Up For Ever’s new Pro Sculpting Duo?

Please note, this post contains product that were sent by PR. All opinions are my own.

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