All this time I thought using a bronzer is like contouring, but it seems that I have been terribly mistakend. Contouring seems like the new trend in the beauty market, but I can barely catch up with fashion trends, colour trends, food trends (quinoa anyone?)…let alone what colour to put on my face. If I want to contour, I don’t forsee myself purchasing a palette of a mix of different colours because I will probably be a little lost. For Spring 2015, Make Up For Ever launched the Pro Sculpting Duo ($45 CAD), a compact highlight and sculpting product.
There are two colours available for the Pro Sculpting Duo; Pink Beige is more suited for fair to medium skin whereas Golden Beige is catered to medium deep to medium deep skin. I have zero experience in using gold highlighters; and though I don’t consider my skin as medium deep, Golden Beige (the one I have,) is still easy to work with. The Pro Sculpting Duo has a gel-powder formula and contains spherical powders and polymers to smoothe skin and leave it with a silky finish, as well as synthetic mica that reflects light to give your skin a radiant glow. When I opened the compact the first time, I could not stop staring at the gorgeous embossed design on the bronzer/highlight duo.
The formula is soft, silky and buttery which made the product super easy to blend into the skin. I can’t get any intense contouring out of this duo, but it does its job of giving a light glow to the skin. I am enamoured with that gold highlighter, it’s the perfect glow that I want all year round! I will definitely be using this over my pink/white highlighters this spring/summer. The contour colour looks like an orange-brown, which doesn’t really suit me if I really tried to contour, but with a light hand, I can accentuate my cheekbones with it. The product clings onto the skin quite well (through a 9 hour work day!), and I hope that it will do so as the weather gets hotter.
I also received the Make Up For Ever Large Flat Blush Brush (156) to use it with the Pro Sculpting Duo, but the brush fell short for me as it didn’t pick up as much product as I want. I prefer using a brush that has denser bristles, as the 156 brush was too soft to pack on pigment on its hairs.
For a bronzer/contour noob like me the Pro Sculpting Duo is a solid overall duo that is great for beginners. Golden Beige provides me with a subtle glow and enough radiance without going overboard. I haven’t swatched Pink Beige in stores yet, but I just know I love the golden highlight much more than the pink. But, perhaps Make Up Forever should do a highlighter duo sometime??
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Disclaimer: Press Sample provided, all opinions are my own.