MAKE UP FOR EVER has been killing it with their new product launches as of late, and the new Pro Scupting Duo is one of the most recent I’ve tried that yet again does not disappoint.
A powder contouring compact, it comes with a highlighting and sculpting shade designed to suit either fair to medium skin (1 Pink Beige) or medium to dark skin (2 Golden). Given my ghostly natural skin tone, I had the opportunity to try out 1 Pink Beige and have been using for a few weeks now.
In terms of colour, the highlighting shade definitely has pink undertones and isn’t too shimmery in my opinion. It builds really well and is perfect for highlighting various areas of the face. The contour shade is kind of an orange-brown from what I can tell – I think I’d be even happier with it if it was a bit deeper, but just like the highlighter it builds well and wears nicely against my skintone.
Performance-wise, I’m very happy with it. It’s an amazing product for anyone who’s interested in adding some definition via contouring, but without a lot of the fuss or complications of staring down a multi-coloured palette. Using the Large Flat Blush Brush (156 – pictured above) by MUFE, I was able to easily apply both the contour and highlight with the option of having as subtle or as dramatic as I liked. The brush is great for light application, making it easy to build product as you see fit.
For everyday, I use at minimum the darker shade on my cheekbones for a subtle hint of definition and if I have extra time and am feeling up to it, I’ll brush the highlight shade just above the cheekbones, on my cupid’s bow, and down the centre of my nose.
What I really love, though, is how well this pairs with other products if you’re looking to go the extra mile with your look. This past weekend I used my Stila contour palette underneath my foundation, and topped it off with this duo giving a healthy dose of the highlight and a quick brush of the sculpting shade over the same place I had the darker cream contour underneath. It was perfect for an OTT night out look – what can I say? I was feelin’ fancy.
It’s another home run for MUFE and definitely warrants a place in your makeup kit. Whether you’re a contouring pro or just looking for a little sculpting action, both the compact and brush are must-haves and work so well together. The compact is available at Sephora or MAKE UP FOR EVER boutiques for $45.00, and the brush is available for $43.00.