Love Contour & Sculpt

It’s been so long since I’ve bought anything from MAC. I only buy what I need these days. I still love makeup, but I think I have too many. I’m at the point where the saying “you never have enough makeup” is overrated. There’s got to be a pinnacle of how much makeup you should have. Otherwise, you become a hoarder.

I’m utterly obsessed with contour and sculpting. I usually only have time to merely bronze my face after my makeup application, but when I get the chance to take some time on actual sculpting and contouring, it’s a special treat for me.

I just love the way the contour and sculpting techniques bring out our facial features. It helps thin, narrow, and accentuate certain facial areas. I have a round face with a Filipino nose, oh-kayy! I really don’t want or do I think I need surgical facial reconstruction. What better way to fake my funk than to use the power of makeup.

The last time I ever bought a contour and sculpting product from MAC was probably 4 or 5 years ago. They released a special limited edition dual compact with a dark and light colored powder. I love, love, loved that product. Recently, as part of their Face and Body collection, they released a set of pro sculpting creams. It is cream based but sets as powder.

I got matched, and bought two dark colors for sculpting. The darkest color I chose because I figured it’d give me more depth for when I want to go all out. I couldn’t wait to use it. I’ve played with them a few times already. Some of the photos will not give the look true justice, but if you try it yourself, you’ll see the big difference.

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I didn’t get to take photos of brushes I use, but you can pretty much use what you have because the product is picked up and applied to the skin well. Use a buffer brush to blend everything together.

I also found some helpful guides on Pinterest.

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Here is my favorite 3LW/Cheetah Girl, Adrienne Bailon, with a beautifully sculpted and highlighted face.

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Here is my photo after my makeup application but before I began the sculpt and highlights.

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Round, flat, and blah.
Now, here is my face with the obvious sculpted and highlighted areas before blending together.

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Here are photos of my face after I’ve blended the colors.

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My full face of the day with the addition of blush and lashes.

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One thought on “Love Contour & Sculpt

  1. The sculpting makes such a natural looking difference. It’s something I almost never take the time to do, but posts like this remind me why it’s important…and like you said, can be a special treat. Thanks for sharing your pictures and tips!

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