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MAC Face & Body Pro Sculpting Cream: Review, Swatches, Photos
MAC Pro Sculpting Creams ($20.00 for 0.17 oz.) launched on September 13th, are described as “cream-to-powder formula for sculpting and shaping key features. Silky-smooth, easy-to-blend and neutrally-shaded.” Apply where extra dimension is needed, eyelids included. It claims to provides moist, skin-soothing, natural-looking sheer-to-medium buildable coverage.
* Naturally Defined is described as a warm beige. This color originally took me by surprise. It is light in color but, has a nice warmth to it. I originally thought I wouldn’t be able to use this as a highlighter but, I was wrong. This pro sculpting cream will work nicely to give that Kim K. under eye pop or as a base for eye shadows and powder highlighter products. And it is still neutral enough to work on my nc45/50 skin.
Copper Beech is described as a warm golden brown. This shade is medium-brown with orange undertones. This shade on me was an exact match to my skin tone an therefore,will look great as a bronzer on lighter skin tones that want to add warmth to the face. But on me this will probably be used as a foundation.
Richly Honed is described as a warm deep brown. This shade has a red undertone. It will be the answer to a lot of ladies of deeper complexions prayers. This color is very warm and has the right balance of red mixed in to make it wearable for several skin-tones especially deeper ones.
l to r: Naturally Defined, Copper Beech & Richly Honed
After calming down from the disappointment MAC’s Pressed Pigments. I got super excited about the quality, texture and blend-ablity of these pro sculpting creams. They are extremely lightweight. They are not too thin or too thick. They blend seamlessly and dry down to a nice semi-matte natural finish. They feel like a stiff light weight gel. They all have buildable coverage, sheer them down for a soft defused look or add one or two extra layers for added coverage and dimension. On my dry to combination skin these pro sculpting creams wore for well over 7 hours. I noticed that though these sculpting creams dried down to a powder finish. I still found myself wanting to apply a powder on top to really lock in the shading, shaping and color and when I did that these lasted for over 9 hours. Now if you’ve noticed that MAC’s Blunt blush wasn’t cutting it in the contour area, you should try layering it over Copper Beech or Richly Honed. Trust me, it’s an awesome combo.
Overall. I am extremely pleased with these pro sculpting creams. They are super easy to use. I tested these creams using the MAC 163 Flat Contour Brush and it was a nice bonus. But I also found that using a foundation brush or my fingers worked just as well. I also like using the MAC 215 brush for my nose area. It wasn’t the greatest for blending the product out but, it worked great at placing the color exactly where I wanted it. I truly hope that they decide to make the current Pro Only Sculpting Powders into creams because though the color section launched is nice. Those sculpting powders have colors that are more neutral and adjustable for all skin tones. I’m not totally sold that everyone will find a suitable shade for themselves with these newly launched creams, as they all lean a little too warm. But I strongly suggest trying these out.
MAC Pro Sculpting Creams are currently available at MAC counters/freestanding stores and online www.maccosmetics.com
Have you tried these sculpting creams? What’s your take on them?
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