May 1, 2015

Pro Sculpting Duo by MAKE UP FOR EVER in Shade 02 Golden Review and Swatch

The new Pro Sculpting Duo by Make Up For Ever is the simplest way to contour and highlight, without requiring 'specialized techniques' that look good in pictures only, tbh. While the beauty blogosphere was going crazy 'carving out the face', I was using my matte bronzer and highlighting powder to give dimension to my face, but in the most subtle and natural way. And that's how most girls are. I mean, who has the time to shop for additional contour kits with a gazillion contour shades and end up getting more confused than ever.
I love simplicity and the Pro Sculpting Duo is the answer to my everyday contour and highlight needs.
Pro Sculpting Duo by Make Up Forever in shade 02 Golden

Pro Sculpting Duo by Make Up For Ever in shade 02 Golden
The Pro Sculpting Duo comes in 2 shades and the shade I am sharing with you today, is #2 - Golden, which is more warmer toned. 
Its a gel-to-powder, talc free formulation that is designed to blend undetectably on skin for a traceless sculpted effect. Lets find out more...

Pro Sculpting Duo by Make Up For Ever in shade 02 Golden

Pro Sculpting Duo by Make Up For Ever in shade 02 Golden

Pro Sculpting Duo by Make Up For Ever in shade 02 Golden
Even though, the packaging is minimalistic, I really like the quilted texture on this palette. I also feel that the packaging is sturdy enough for travelling. While I was on my triap to Toronto, I packed my makeup bag in the suitcase, and was so worried about a possible damage, but thankfully everything stayed in place.
This compact also doubled as an eyeshadow palette, while I was travelling. I applied the golden highlight shade on my lids and the matte brown shade in the crease and voila! My eyes looked awake, open and contoured too! I always try to find more ways to use a makeup product and I am so happy that this duo did not disappoint.

This compact also has a mirror which is always great. I also felt that the texture of highlight and the contour color was similar to the Artist shadows, so naturally, I had to try it on my lids :D
Pro Sculpting Duo by Make Up For Ever in shade 02 Golden

Pro Sculpting Duo by Make Up For Ever in shade 02 Golden

Pro Sculpting Duo by Make Up For Ever in shade 02 Golden
FLAT ROUND BRUSH #156 - WAVY
This brush is literally the bomb! Like seriously! Its the best thing to use with this palette, since it packs on pigment like no other brush I have, and applies evenly.
I use the wider flatter side to apply the highlighter and then I use the round edge of the brush or the tip, to precisely focus the contour color on the hollows of my face. Even though, the application is well blended, I like to go over with a blush brush, to gently blend the shades, for a more natural look.
This brush is available at Sephora and MAKE UP FOR EVER boutiques for $43

Moreover, the wooden feel of this brush, makes me feel like a pro! ;-)
Make Up For Ever Contour Brush in Wavy

SWATCH - PRO SCULPTING DUO IN SHADE 2 - GOLDEN

In the swatch below, you can see that the golden shade is quite sparkly but it is so finely milled that it looks subtle on skin. The matte brown is warm enough to suit my complexion.
Swatch - PRO SCULPTING DUO IN SHADE 2 - GOLDEN
Overall, I really like this duo and also the fact that they have enough pigment to sculpt the face, without making it look too dramatic. Perfect for everyone out there, who is looking to add some dimension to the face. It blends very well on skin, so no streaky application.

The Pro Sculpting Duo by MAKE UP FOR EVER is available at Sephora, Sephora.com and MAKE UP FOR EVER boutiques for $45.

Hope you liked this review. Have you tried it? Share your thoughts with me!!