MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt from Maleficent Collection, Review, Swatch & Comparison

Today it is our 3rd Wedding Anniversary but I am a little heart broken since my grandmother (who raised me up) is in hospital at the moment. Still I am going to try to make the best out of tonight. There is something I would like to share with you before me and hubby go out for one of our favorite Japanese Restaurants. It is the only piece I got from MAC's Maleficent Collection, Sculpting Powder in Sculpt.


MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt from Maleficent Collection

Although I haven't seen the movie yet (we are planning to watch it on Thursday), I have noticed the strong contouring going on at photos and trailer. There are also so many make-up tutorials at You Tube which are so much fun to watch (horns included). Since contouring made its way from editorial/show looks to everyday make-up, I am very much amazed to see how make-up enthusiast hunt for contouring powders. These are seriously hard to find "over the counter". Once they are released, they are always the first to sell out. Best examples would be Chanel's Notorious and many sculpting powders MAC is releasing with some of their collections. I still don't understand though why marketing departments don't see this trend...



MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt from Maleficent Collection

MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt was the first item that sold out from the collection at pretty much everywhere. But did you know that actually this one is permanent as a refill pan at MAC Pro-Shops? In US, you can even order it online, in Germany you have to call Berlin or Düsseldorf for them to send you one. If you were eyeing it but didn't know how to lay your hands on one, now that you know, here are some comparison swatches to help you make up your mind (and cheekbones).


MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt from Maleficent Collection vs. Chanel Notorious and Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder

Chanel Notorious is the coolest tone Sculpting Powder to the best of my knowledge which may turn ashy if you have warm undertones. On me it works nicely if used sparingly. Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder is the most pigmented one so if you are a beginner in contouring, you might want to get the access powder at the back of your hand before you attempt to give those cheekbones some shadow. MAC Sculpt on the other hand is not that pigmented so easier to use. Also it has a bit more warmth than the other two but still because of slight rosiness it has, it doesn't turn orangy. I can see this being a fool proof cheek bone enhancer for fair to medium complexions. I think for anyone darker than NC30, it might be too subtle though.


MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt from Maleficent Collection vs. Chanel Notorious and Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder

Final thoughts: If you need a fool-proof contouring powder to enhance your cheekbones on a daily basis, MAC Sculpt might be what you are searching for. If you are fine with having a refill pan without fancy Angelina Jolie Wings on the packaging, you can always call a MAC Pro-Store or if you are in US, you can order it online since this is permanent at MAC's Pro Line.

Do you contour daily? What is your favorite product? Which brush do you use?

17 comments

  1. Hi Sara- really sending good wishes for your grandmother! Happy Anniversary as well- :) Great review - hugz and kisses to u.

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    1. Thanks for the good wishes. You keep that sculpting powder, it was not easy to get hold of here!

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  2. Happy Anniversary Sara and very best wishes to you grandmother xxx

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  3. Hey Sara, yaaay for 3rd wedding anniversary! I hope your grandmother will get better soon though!

    I really liked the movie! Kinda really want her cheekbones hahaha I don't contour all that much at all, though I often put a little bronzer in that "3" motion. I'm just going to count that ;)

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    1. Sunny, 3 years go so fast! You will see ;-))

      If they would sell the cheekbones instead of the powder, I would queue in the morning to make sure I get one ;-))

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  4. That chanel powder!!! So gorgeous! Anyway, I've seen posts on the lip products from this collection, but very little about this contour powder! Thanks for the review

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Miss Louise,
      yes I was also struggling to find a post, this is why I decided to report about it quickly. Glad it was helpful.

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  5. I'm quite tempted by this one because of the packaging. I currently use the Mac Bone Beige one but I'm running out of it and I'm looking for something a touch cooler toned. So tempting!

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    1. Yay for another "daily contourer" if there is something like that ;-)

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  6. Happy anniversary Sara! I hope your grandmother will get better soon. Thanks for sharing this xx

    Liv

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  7. All three shades look fantastic but it does look like the most orange of the bunch! I've just starting contouring so I don't pick up much products as I just stick to my sleek contour kit! Love the packaging though, its pretty!

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    1. Thanks for pointing out the Sleek Contour Kit, I need to get my hands on this one and compare with the rest. Sculpt is really not orange but it is a tad warmer compared to Kevyn Aucoin.

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  8. Happy anniversary Sara and best wishes to your Grandmother. Lovely review. I picked this up last weekend, looking forward to using it xx

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    1. Hi Vanessa,
      thanks. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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  9. Congrats on the anniversary! And so sorry to hear about your grandmother. My thoughts are with you! I recently bought the Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder and truly love it :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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