I get really excited when new contour or highlighting products hit the market. Earlier in the spring, contouring was all the rage at Sephora, and every single brand seems to be coming out with their version of a contour palette that was popularized by Anastasia Beverly Hills. For most beauty bloggers, or those who are dedicated enough to beauty to spend time watching and reading tutorials on how to properly use colours in a palette, purchasing one of these is not a hard decision. You know exactly where the yellow powder goes, and where the matte brown shade that’s 2 shades darker than your skin will go.
Imagine presenting that kind of palette format to someone who is just starting out with makeup. Let’s be real – it might just be a disaster waiting to happen!
I’m the type of person who cannot be caught dead with bad makeup on. It’s just ingrained in me that my makeup always has to look perfect no matter what, so Make Up For Ever has come up with a solution for those of us who are new to the whole contour/highlight process!
The Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo ($43, available here) is available in 2 shades: Pink Beige for fair to medium skin tones and Golden which is suitable for medium-deep to deep skin-tones. Both feature a crescent-moon shape of the contour/bronzing colour and a shiny (not glittery) highlighter.
This isn’t the first time that Make Up For Ever has released a contour/highlighting powder set/duo. The Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit ($50, available here). The sculpting kit can be a little bit daunting for someone who’s used to highlighting and contouring their features and it can result in over-application and streaks. The idea behind the Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo is to simplify the process and make it as forgiving as possible so there’s never an awkward moment with your sculpting do!
The duo features Make Up For Ever’s popular weightless, innovative gel-powder similar to the Artist Shadow Range which I’ve raved about before. The formula makes the powder comfortable to the touch and blends seamlessly on the skin, so that your glow and chiseled features look flawlessly and effortlessly. Since the formula is very forgiving, it’s easy to fix any boo boo along the way.
Make Up For Ever recommends a dense angled brush to apply this product with, and if you are a fan of Make Up For Ever’s Artisan Brushes, the 150 Precision Blush Brush ($45, sephora.ca) or the 156 Large Flat Blush Brush ($45, available here) are worth investing in, although any other dense brush (I’m a fan of the Real Techniques Contour Brush) will do the trick just as well.
As you can probably tell, the contour/highlighting trend was one that I loved seeing the most! I can forgo the blushes, but never the contouring process because it can alter the shape of your face without investing in anything permanent!
Now it’s your turn! Do you contour and highlight your face? Will you be trying the new Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo? As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Share with me comment section or through Twitter or Instagram!