Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Making The Face A Pure Sculpture: MAC Pro Sculpting Cream

To celebrate their well loved Face and Body foundation, MAC recently launched several artistry inspired products meant to enhance, add contour and highlight. Along with two new brushes (the 215 and 163) the brand launched a series of flesh toned, shimmery Pressed Pigments and matte finish Pro Sculpting Creams. While the pigments appear absolutely stunning several reports of excessive glitter fallout warned me off almost immediately, but the Pro Sculpting creams truly caught my eye.

Touted as a cream to powder formula meant to sculpt and shade various facial features, these emollient creams come in a range of shades from Accentuate (a barely there peachy beige) to Richly Honed (a beautiful deep mahogany). The middle shade, Pure Sculpture seemed simple, beautiful and most importantly versatile ... so I snapped it up. 

My main motivation in purchasing Pure Sculpture was a desire for a natural contour shade. I'm quite pale and often struggle to find powders or creams with the necessary balance of yellow and pink tones (my complexion is relatively neutral) to appear natural when applied as a contour. 

Pure Sculpture does just that. When applied heavily it makes a wonderful cheekbone and jawline contour cream, would work wonderfully in the crease of my eye and--surprisingly--looks good as a blusher when blended, too! 

(Left to right): Pure Sculpture applied heavily, Pure Sculpture blended

Please excuse the "just home from work, wiped off the blush I was wearing and smacked the new product on" makeup, but I wanted to showcase just how subtle Pure Sculpture is on fair skin. 

After playing around with this product a bit, I would argue that the Pure Sculpting Creams are in no way "cream to powder." However, I'm in no way disappointed as the creaminess makes the product more blendable, and in my opinion more versatile, too. 

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW30
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer 52 Vanille
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation 51 Vanille Clair
MAC Pro Sculpting Cream Pure Sculpture (heavily as contour, blended as blush)

MAC Brow Pencil Lingering 
MAC Paint Pot in Nubile
Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials Sheer Gold
L'Orèal Superliner Perfect Slim Liquid Eyeliner Pen
NARS Rue Boneparte Larger Than Life Liner
Fresh Supernova Mascara

Fresh Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment

Have you purchased anything from MAC's Face and Body collection? What are your thoughts?