Thursday, 18 October 2012

MAC Pro Sculpting Creams in Accentuate and Copper Beech

Hi everyone,

This post has been highly requested in the past couple of weeks, so I finally took the time to prepare it.
I decided to splurge on MAC Sculpting creams, after talking about them to lovely Catrine from unnakednails.com
I bought shades Accentuate and Copper Beech and I think that they are perfect for my skin tone and would be great for anybody with average white complexion.
They don't come cheap, one colour costs £17.50 for 5g, so they duo will cost you £35!
I think that MAC products are overpriced, like many other brands, but  I wanted them badly!

WHAT ARE THE SCULPTING  CREAMS FOR?
Everybody is going crazy about the Kim Kardashian look, her amazing cheekbones and flawless complexion.
These two pots will help you achieve a similar look, or at least make your face look more sculpted, add a bit of dimension and accentuate your features.
The most popular form of contouring is using bronzers and highlighters, but sculpting creams are becoming extremely popular, as they look more natural and not powdery (obviously).

HOW TO?
Since I mentioned the sculpting creams I got asked what I use to apply them.
Well, I use my fingers or Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush to apply the creams
and Sigma F88 Angled kabuki or MAC 187 Stippling Brush for blending. You could also use Real Techniques Buffing Brush or a flat top kabuki. I find the Sigma F88 the best brush to use with the creams, as it can reach tricky areas like around the nose etc.

You will find a picture of where to apply the creams on the bottom of the post.
There is many techniques to apply the creams, but I do it on top of a primer, blend it a little bit and apply a foundation which matches my skin tone on top of the creams.
I set everything with a small amount of a loose powder and add a bit of blusher onto my cheeks.
That's it. Simple.
If you want more defined cheekbones, you can add a bit of bronzer or a contour colour, but I like to keep it natural as I usually can't control myself with bronzers and blushers and end up overdoing it :)

I hope this post was helpful. I really recommend the creams. 
You can buy them online here.


it doesn't look amazing in this light, it looks much better in real life.
note: this is before applying foundation and powder!

Final effect, with powder and blusher




*disclosure: I am not a makeup artist and I never will be, so please don't leave rude comments about my makeup skills.
I was asked to do this post by some of my readers.



65 comments:

  1. I could almost kiss you for reviewing this.

    I've been uuuhming and arraign about buying this especially since there haven't been that many reviews on iy.

    I'm going to pick two up right now x

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    1. The are really worth the hype. I love them!

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    2. I decided to pick up richly honed!!!

      Heres hoping I love it

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  2. Wow Sandra these look amazing! It looks so good once you've blended them in :O Oh dear I might have to buy these haha. xx

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    1. I love the final effect, especially for taking blog photos :)

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  3. Absolutely loved this post. Contouring/sculpting is the one thing about make-up I still have no clue about. Im checking these products out:)
    Sara xx

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    1. There are easy to follow tutorials on youtube and I am sure you will be able to do it :)

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  4. These are amazing! You might have just persuaded me to buy these .. oops!

    www.fashionandbeautyrelated.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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    1. I think they are worth investing in. If you use them , you will need less foundation, so you are saving pennies on that :) haha

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  5. Amazing, it does look amazing. And sometimes even though things are over priced, they are worth it. MAC is such a good brand. I'm going to have to buy these now :) x

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    1. I think that MAC is a great brand, but I wish their products were a bit cheaper :)

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  6. Wow these look amazing, might have to purchase these, they look absolutely flawless when blended :)

    Rach xx

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    1. Let me know how you get on :)

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    2. Definitely will do and feel free to check out my blog, I do a few posts on Mac cosmetics also :) (I do agree with you though, they are overpriced!)

      Rachgrn x

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  7. wow this looks amazing, you look so good once you blended them! I really want these now aha.

    http://ohso-flawless.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It looks a bit scary without blending, but the final effect is lovely! :)

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  8. WOW! it looks amazing and so natural!

    http://georgialouisee.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I was scared that it will look really "fake", but surprisingly it doesn't :)

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  9. these look incredible...I almost wish I hadnt seen this as I am inevitably going to end up spending £35 I wasnt going to spend before!
    Lovely post!
    Nicole
    xox

    http://ramblingbeauty-nicolelou.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You will love them :) I wish they were cheaper though :)

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    1. The only way it resembles a cakeyness on my screen is because Sandra is tasty like one.

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    2. The only way it resembles cakey on my screen is because Sandra is tasty, like a mo-fo-ing cream sponge.

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  11. Great post! I'm always in too much of a rush in the mornings to be able to do this everyday but I'd give it a go for a night out! Xx

    missjaynebecca.blogspot.com

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    1. It only takes 2 minutes :) But I agree, sometimes in the morning a bb cream feels like to much effort :)

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  12. This looks really lovely, you've done a really good job <3

    Georgina
    xxx

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  13. You look beautiful, I definitely want to try them!

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    1. I wish the sculpting duo with both shades was still available- it was around £20 and would have been perfect, but they discontinued it :(

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  14. I love the Kim K-esque style you've got going on there. Reallly want these and ignore the idiots who are saying shit, you've put it on to show how you apply it!! Ahhh makes me mad these silly commenters. Anyway, it's made me want to buy it so job done!

    http://www.la-vida-fresa.com xx

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  15. Wow! You look amazing in the last picture! May have to pick a couple of these up :) great post lovely xx

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    1. Thank you :) There are more shades available, so I am sure you will find something :)

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  16. WOW! There goes £35.
    You look amazing!
    flawless.
    xx

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    1. haha :) That't what I said when I found out about them :) I bought them without thinking twice :)

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  17. Amazing! Im really tempted to order these now :) xxx

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  18. Uh oh, there's another £35 spent in the near future! I just spent £36 today on MAC, everything is too nice!

    Vicky xo
    describethesky.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh, I know. I wish I could get all MAC products! :)

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  19. I'm going to london and I was going to pop into mac pro to replace my sculpting powder...now I wonder! These look amazing, but I'm not sure still, I have having lots of stuff on my face, I guess I could just use the dark sculpter, Would you say it's worth owning both? I've never used a lighter one. although i know they released a sculpt / shape duo years ago which when I saw it reviewed it made me want to buy it (i only ended up with a sculpting powder) But I couldnt live without it!

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    1. I really wanted the duo but it has been discontinued unfortunately. It would have been perfect. I like using both shades, as it really adds dimension to the face and the light shade helps to hide dark circles. I use a small amount of foundation, or ginvera BB cream on top of the creams to blend them a bit more.

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    2. Yeah When I asked about it they look at me like I was stupid! But I was like...pfft. I know more about MAC products then they do clearly! haha, I'll see if they have them when I go and have a play. I like the sound of hiding dark circles. I notice mine far toooo much!

      thanks for your reply :D Was super helpful! <3

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  20. These look so pigmented! I really like the way they look on your skin, too. Also, you have the prettiest skin tone ever! Haha, just thought I would tell you that ;)

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  21. Amazing!! I've been seeing similar pics of Kim Kardashian using this technique (or her makeup artist using it) and I really want to try it! I'll be copying your photo to make sure I do it properly :) x

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  22. Woaw! That is some amazing sculpting right there! I was a bit worried about the contour colour looking very warm but it looks so natural on you!

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  23. These are amazing:)!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Loving this review, I really want to try this on my face. So curious about how "sculpt" my face will look. xo

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  25. This is fantastic! When I first saw this post I wasn't sure what to expect but wow! You might say you're no make up artist but you apply your make up excellently! Gorgeous!

    xx

    wearenouvellevague

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  26. I was debating about buying it the other day as I wasn't sure how to use it properly. You've totally convinced me now! I LOVE this post :)

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  27. By the way I forgot to ask, what's the lipstick that you're wearing? It's gorgeous!

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  28. I love your final look! And you blend it so well. Though the sculpting cream kinda expensive though. I used bronzer to do this look before, but it ended up patchy patchy. I'm just really not good in blending. :(
    Is that accentuate color contain shimmer? Your nose look brighter in it! Which is really nice!
    xx, Ginny
    http://iamginny.com

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  29. Wow this is amazing, you look so luminous and I can totally understand now how you've contoured - it looks amazing!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  30. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THEM!!! thank you so much for this post!!!! Love it :) XOXO

    www.maytessentials.com

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  31. These look amazing,I definitely want to try this out! xx

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  32. this is actually amazing! i do sculpting with highlighters and bronzer but this is way better on the nose

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  33. That looks amazing!!! xx

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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  34. You look amazing! These have just been added to my Christmas list! :) what lipstick do you have on in your final picture? its gorgeous x

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    1. It is Lily Lolo in shade Intense Crush, it looks a bit different in natural light though, you can see it here in my review: http://www.theblackpearlblog.com/2012/10/new-found-love-lily-lolo-lipstick-in.html

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  35. if it hadn't been you modelling for face lace on lipglossiping, i wouldnt have heard about you. I am so glad i have discovered your blog (yeah i know, i am a tad late in commenting). I have been wanting to buy a decent cream contouring and highlighting 'set' for ages. Your post couldn't have come at a better time! thank you
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

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  36. Hi, it looks lovely. Please can you tell me where you brought them from as rang Pro stores in London, only do pallette refils ie for artists.

    Thanks for your help 😄 xo

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  37. Hi you look lovely! Please can you let me know where you purchased them as rang pro stores in London, they only do refils for artists, not individual.

    Thanks

    Rani

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    1. I bought them from mac.co.uk but they are not available anymore. I think they might have been limited edition.

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