This review will be on a product from Make Up For Ever which was released a while ago for the Spring 2015 collection. It’s the Pro Sculpting duo in the shade #1 Pink Beige.
About the product:
An exclusive, undetectable contour duo for easy, natural, and traceless highlighting and contouring.
What it does:
Highlighting and contouring instantly transforms facial features for a more balanced and proportionate face shape. This weightless, innovative gel-powder is comfortable to the touch and blends seamlessly for traceless highlighting and contouring without any sign of makeup. Undetectable and totally natural, it helps you master the art of light and shadow to reveal your most naturally sculpted look—exclusively at Sephora.
What else you need to know:
Pro Sculpting Duo is available in two shades: Pink Beige for fair-to-medium skin, and Golden for medium-deep to deep skin.
Price : $39
-First use the highlight shade to enhance your best features.
-Use the contour shade to correct the features you want to minimize.
-Blend together to soften naturally.
-For best results, apply with a firm, dense brush.
My Experience with Make Up For Ever #1 Pink Beige Pro Sculpting Duo Undetectable Face Contour:
This product comes in a sleek glossy black compact case with a decent sized mirror inside. The compact is split into 2 parts and each part is a good enough size to easily dip your brush in without getting into the other part unless you are using a very big fluffy brush.
This product comes in 2 shades which are #1 Pink beige which is for Light to Medium skin tone and #2 Golden which is for medium deep to very deep skin tones.
This product has a unique texture. It is definitely not powdery but it not a cream either. It is hybrid of a gel-cream formula which does not feel too emollient yet blends easily and effortlessly without going on patchy or uneven.
The closest/similar dupe of the formula I can think of are the Nars dual intensity eyeshadow/blushes. With a product of this texture it is important to use a dense bristle brush to pick up the product. Using a wispy fluffy brush will not give you good result as the brush won’t pick up any product. I love using my Real Technique Bold Metals 300 Tapered blush brush (review here) with this product as the tapered cut of it allows precise placement of bronzer and also to highlight.
Shade & Finish:
The shade #1 Pink Beige does contain a very beautiful light pinkish cream toned highlight and a bronzer which is not to warm/orange toned nor too cool/taupe toned. This tone of bronzer works great to wear on everyday basis as a subtle contour as well as all bronzer when lightly dusted over the skin. You can use this to contour your cheeks but the results will not be chiseled look instead it gives a very natural looking definition to the face. The finish this bronzer gives is a luminous sheen which is not shimmery.
The favorite part about this product for me is the Highlight shade. This highlight is to die for and also comes close in competition to my all-time favorite Becca highlighters. This highlight is not too shimmery and one cannot detect visible particles of glimmer or shimmer once applied onto the skin but it gives the most heavenly ethereal glow to the skin. You can apply it lightly or even build it up easily if you want that glow which can be spotted from across the room.
Staying Power of this product is very good. It stayed 6-7 hours of my skin with minimal fading. It never felt like this clung to my dry patches or accentuated pores.
Overall, I do love this product very much. The star of this palette is definitely the highlighter. The bronzer is just a bonus addition which doesn’t perform bad either but the shade of bronzer is definitely very average and is easily dupable. It is essential to use the right kind of brush with this palette otherwise it can be bit frustrating to use.I will recommend this.
Pros of Make Up For Ever #1 Pink Beige Pro Sculpting Duo Undetectable Face Contour:
• Good pigmentation
• Easy to apply and blend provided you use the right kind of dense brush
• Highlight is simply gorgeous
• The bronzer gives a subtle contour and gives a beautiful bronzed look to the skin
• Neither of the 2 product have chunky glitter or shimmer particles
• Bronzer gives a healthy luminous sheen
• Sleek compact case with mirror
Cons of Make Up For Ever #1 Pink Beige Pro Sculpting Duo Undetectable Face Contour:
• Very expensive
• Using this product with the right kind of brush is imperative otherwise you may end up hating it.
• Only comes in 2 shades
IMBB Rating 4.7/5
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