So if you have been on Instagram for more than like 3 seconds, you know everyone is all about the sculpting and contouring and strobing, right? Well the new Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting for spring 2016 collection addresses these trends with some new items, perfect for those who actually have the patience and/or time and desire to do all this to their face. 🙂
In case you can’t tell, I for one am not into this trend. I think it’s fine and dandy if you are on stage, or shooting editorial makeup looks, or posing for Vogue, but for daily life? Hell to the no! You KNOW I am lazy as all get-out when it comes to makeup, but also I just don’t really love this trend. It screams “Kardashian” to me, and I want to avoid looking like them as much as possible. Having said that, some of these items are definitely on the more subtle-side of this trend, so they are actually usable for “normal” life.
The Pro Sculpting Palettes come in four shades including Light (10), Medium (30), Tan (40) and Dark (50). Each one comes with a Highlight shade, Contour shade, Shimmer shade and Color shade. They have a nice creamy texture, aren’t sticky at all and are very easy to blend into the skin.
Pro Sculpting Lip comes in four shades including Rosewood (10), Rust (11), Carmine Red (40) and Purple (50). These are a two-in-one lipstick which includes both a twist-up, semi-matte lip color, and an iridescent powder-to-cream highlighter. You can use the highlighter either before or after applying the lipstick to say, highlight your cupid’s bow, etc.
Pro Sculpting Brow comes in five shades including Blonde (10), Dark Blonde (20), Brown (30), Dark Brown (40) and Brown Black (50). These are a three-in-one beveled brow pencil which deposits color, includes a matte powder to highlight the brows with, and includes a spoolie to shape and comb-out brows.
Alrighty, so if contouring and sculpting your face is your jam, then you may really like some of these products. I do like that the shades in the Pro Sculpting Palettes all work together nicely and the light one is pale enough for me to use. It’s actually fairly easy also, and kind of fun to just paint your face! I do prefer using my fingers with products sometimes, and these blend in easily, so it doesn’t feel like it’s too high maintenance for me. The lip shades are fun and nicely pigmented. I don’t think I would ever personally use the iridescent highlighters though, so I probably wouldn’t spend my money on them. The brow colors don’t seem that great in my swatch above, but in the brows they are actually pretty darn good. I like that they are beveled and they do deposit a nice amount of color, without being too pigmented and they don’t get that annoying “blurry” look that some brow pencils can when they are too soft. None of these shades work for me though because they seemed a bit too warm. But again, I would probably personally never use the powder that comes with them, so it’s a bit of a waste.
Are these kind of products something you would use or totally skip?