Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette (Dark) | Photos | Swatches | Review

Sunday, March 20, 2016

I don't own many contour palettes and after trying this one, it looks like I won't need to.

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette (Dark)
I'm not a huge fan of contouring; that is I don't do it every day and don't really need to, as my face is pretty slim already and my jaws have a natural contour. But I love the way the face looks sculpted in photos when contoured, so sometimes I do it. And I like to imagine it makes me look like Joan Smalls. She always has the most fierce contours!

Make Up For Ever has yet to make a product I didn't care for (that I have actually tried), so when I saw they were coming out with a contour palette, I naturally jumped at the chance to try it. The Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette: 4-in-1 Face Contouring Palette ($45.00) comes in four shades: Light, Medium, Tan, and Dark. I chose Dark :)
Pro Sculpting Palette features everything you need to contour and transform your face. You can easily lighten, contour, shimmer and color, for a perfectly sculpted look. These long-lasting, ultra-blendable shades create a flawless, even finish and effortless contour. Included are Pro step-by-step guidelines so you can sculpt like an expert.
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette (Dark)

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette (Dark)  L: Amber (highlight); R: Ebony (contour)

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette (Dark)  L: Golden Peach (shimmer) R: Brick (color)
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette (Dark)
Indeed it does include a pamphlet on how to obtain the perfectly sculpted face based on the shape of your face. I hypothesized I had an inverted triangle and followed the directions in the pamphlet but was not satisfied with the result. So the next time I used it, I just do what I normally do, and it came out great. 
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette (Dark)
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette (Dark)
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette (Dark)
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette (Dark)
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette (Dark)
Now I apply my makeup in my bathroom under bright, artificial light. The results were not as apparent as they are in natural light, and especially in sunlight! I went to go snap some photos and my lawd! It. Is. BEAUTIFUL. Now I'm not one to go walking around with a patch of highlight all over my cheeks, especially when I have to go to work, but this cream-based palette makes it so beautiful and it blends into the skin so much that I hadn't even noticed how blended it was until I went into the natural light. Do yourself a favor and use this palette in natural light. The colors lasted on me for 7 hours, when I subconsciously started touching my face :(

I ended up applying the creams with the foundation brush from my Sephora Skinny Brush Wrap, and blending with a makeup sponge (Beauty Blender knock-off I found at Marshall's). Here is the final look after applying powder:
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette (Dark)
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette (Dark)
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette (Dark)
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette (Dark)
Love, love, love this palette. HOWEVER, the packaging is a little flimsy (it's all plastic). I dropped it flat on the bathroom floor and the hinges at the top of the case broke. The creams are all still intact so that's good news, but I was surprised at how easily this broke. The size of the palette makes it convenient for travel, as well. I do wish this came with a brush, even a mini one would have sufficed.

I also feel like there is a learning curve with these cream colors. I think the trick is to find a brush that will pick up the colors with no problem, and also apply with no problem. I found myself intermittently using the makeup sponge for blending because I couldn't get the brush to give me the desired result. It would be nice if Make Up For Ever could include a brush or tell us which brush is best for this. It is a PRO product, so perhaps they assume we already know, buuuuuutttt I fussed over which brush to use in the beginning before I settled on the one I chose. Also don't forget to use the palette in natural light!

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22 comments

  1. I love the colors. I don't do much contouring myself, but I'm going to give it a try.

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  2. I love makeup forever. You look stunning. I have never tried contouring, but think I will buy this and try it.

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    1. Thank you! It really is a great palette!

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  3. I've heard so many things about Make Up Forever. I don't really wear much makeup other than lipstick and mascara, but you look great!

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  4. You are right your face doesn't even really require all of that! Those cheekbones!!! I have never contoured but I love the look when I have my makeup professionally done!

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  5. I rarely wear makeup, but the first time I had my face contoured was for my cousin's wedding, and I have to say that it does add a different dimension to your face. Great photos!

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    1. Thanks, Dana. I love the way photos turn out with a sleek, contoured jaw.

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  6. You look amazing! I've just recently been learning about contouring and I love the look it gives!

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  7. You look so beautiful. I'm not good at the contour thing, but this naked new want to try it!

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    1. Thank you! It is a learning process!

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  8. Beautiful makeup! I only wear makeup on special occasions but this kit looks easy to apply.

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    1. Thanks, Tia! So far, its the easiest I've tried!

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  9. I have my make up professionally done every other month or so for special events. My Artist loves to use contour pallets on me and I see the difference. We have not tried this one but I am going to show this post to her. Fantastic job! You look great.

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    1. Thank you! MUFE is definitely known for their Pro stuff. It's a great, versatile palette.

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  10. Beautiful makeup! Your skin looked absolutely flawless!

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  11. You did a good job. Not too much, just enough not to be too overwhelming

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  12. I really like the colors. I haven't tried contouring. I'm sure I'd make myself look a hot mess!

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