I’ve had so much good results from Make Up For Ever products lately, their new releases have gotten more exciting. Last year I tried out Make Up For Ever’s Pro Sculpting Duo and I thought that was their star contouring product in their line. But no, they upped it this time with the new Pro Sculpting Face Palette. Going to be honest though, contouring palettes never caught my attention and I always thought whatever highlighter I had in my stash + a bronzer would be enough for me. Why spend another $50-$60 for a book of colours to contour. After playing around with the new MUFE palette; my cheekbones have never looked better.
The Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Face Palette ($54 CAD) is a 4-in-1 cream palette and it comes in four shades for light skin tones (20), medium skin tones (30), tan skin tones (40), and dark skin tones (50). The packaging comes in a 6″ x 1.5″ plastic case; I do wish there was a mirror included given the price! In between the pans of colours is a squishy foam thing that can double as a pin cushion; perhaps in the future these pans can be swapped out?
What it contains:
- Polymers and Polyester Oils – supreme blendability and high-pigment power
- combination of Synthetic & Carnauba Waxes with Silicone Coated Pigments – provides 8 hour wear
- Synthetic Mica: diffuse light for a satin finish
- smoothing 3D Polymer Powders – provide an even, natural finish
I use my fingers to do all the blending and it’s SO easy- even if you make a mistake or put too much on, it’s easy to blend it out or remove it to make my cheekbones fantastically natural. If I have a blog event to go to after work, I usually go to the bathroom with a bag of makeup and apply it; it’s a hassle to bring a blending brush and all that. The palette is portable and it takes me around a minute to achieve the cheekbone look I want.
I have the palette for light skin tones (20); the highlight and the shimmer shade looks similar in the photos but the shimmer shade is slightly more of a champagne shade. I reach for the shimmer shade the least, as I already really love the highlight colour alone on top of my cheekbones. The contour shade is one of the best browns I own by far; no orange-ness to it and doesn’t make me look like I’m putting mud on my face.
This is my first time using a cream based product to contour and I LOVE IT. The formula is creamy. Light. Buttery. There is a little instruction sheet in the box that gives you instructions on where to apply the shades on your face, depending on your face shape. And of course, I didn’t really read the instructions until after; but I think I managed to figure it out on my own since the palette is that user friendly. I basically make a sandwich on my face; highlight and the blush is the bread and the contour is the meat.
After I discovered the instructions sheet; I used the blush shade between the highlight and the contour shade. (So I’ve probably been blushing/bronzing/contouring all wrong for a LONG time.) I think I nailed it this time around and so wish I could wake up like this every morning! Though the palette promises 8 hour wear; I noticed the blush and contour shade faded around 5-6 hours and the highlight was the last one standing.
Thank you Make Up For Ever for giving me cheekbones that look like they were sculpted by a modern Michaelangelo. The Pro Sculpting Palette showed me that you don’t need a lot of skill and a lot of products to get your desired look. I was really impressed by the formula and how it illuminated my cheekbones without that disco ball effect. It almost rivals the cheekbones of Benedict Cumberbatch…almost. 🙂
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