I was doing some lunch time shopping on Monday, mainly looking for new winter shoes because I realised that I have no comfortable closed toe shoes that I can wear to work. Anyway, I was looking for shoes but I just so happened to pass by the MAC counter at Myer and thought I'd indulge in a bit of a swatch-love. And oh whaddya know? The Sculpting Powder from the Maleficent Collection just jumped out at me and said buy me, buy me. I resisted it, I walked to the shoe department, looked aimlessly at shoes that were either too high, too low, too nanna-like, too nightclub-y, then decided that at least the Sculpting Powder seemed suitable and before you know it I owned it.
And here I am with my lovely Sculpting Powder in the colour Sculpt. Did I need it? This is where I say YES! I'd finally finished my Benefit Hoola Powder which I used to contour my face with (it lasted me 3 years!), and I was in the market for a good contour product. I was this close to getting Hoola again, but you know, I'm a bit fickle when it comes to makeup so I though I'd get the MAC powder instead.
Do I love it? YES! It is such a perfect shade for me (NC25 skin tone), though I think it would look too dark for those with paler skin. I'd recommend the Illamasqua Sculpting Powder for those with lighter skin as it's a much paler colour. Although I must say this swatches much lighter than it looks in the pan. Sculpt is very finely milled so it makes blending super easy. It's also very pigmented with a soft buttery texture. You know how Angie has these super chiseled cheekbones in Maleficent? Well, if I'm not careful, i.e. if I don't use only a little bit of product my own chubby cheeks risk being that chiselled!
|Angelina Joline in Maleficent (Image credit HERE)|
And here is how it looks on my face. In the pic on the left I've just used the contour powder under my cheekbone, and in the one on the right I've added a blush to the apples of my cheeks (Illamasqua blush in Naked Rose).
If you're looking for a great contour powder then definitely give this one a go. It's US $23 or AUD $43 and is available now but for a limited time.
Have you bought anything from MAC lately? Any recommendations for me?