6 January 2013

MAC Pro-Sculpting Creams

MAC Pro-Sculpting Creams in Accentuate and Copper Beech

I had heard a lot about the MAC Pro Sculpting Creams but I wasn't overly sure of what they were for exactly. So I did a bit of online research, spurred on by some quite frankly absolute rave reviews, and I decided to take the plunge and order some to see what the fuss was all about and whether they really worth these miracle products everyone said they were. 


The MAC Pro Sculpting creams, which come in six shades, are all supposed to be suitable for contouring. Although that said there are a couple of shades within the range which could only be used as highlighters on even the palest of beauties. I picked up two, a light shade which I use to highlight, Accentuate, and a darker shade which I use to contour, Copper Beech. The MAC Pro Sculpting creams are a permanent addition at Pro MAC stores, but were 'limited edition' on the general Official MAC website.

Described as a cream to powder product which works to define and sculpt your features, these MAC Pro Sculpting creams come at a pretty hefty £17.50 each. You can apply them in many ways; using the brushes suggested by MAC (which I haven't heard great reviews of), the side of your hands, or the way I chose to apply them, with my Real Techniques Foundation Brush, before blending in with my Real Techniques Setting Brush (for Accentuate) and my Sigma F84 Angled Kabuki Brush (for Copper Beech)

MAC Pro-Sculpting Creams in Accentuate and Copper Beech

I use Accentuate, which is a pale white beige shade, where I would highlight. So under my eyes, below my nose and lips, along the centre of my nose, and the lower centre of my forehead. I use Copper Beech, which is a medium tan shade with warm undertones, to contour, so under my cheek bones, sides of my nose, along my jaw line and around the upper outer line of my face (for a visual description of where I use these, check out this link, as I couldn't get a decent photo - sorry!)

Application wise, these apply really nicely and they are also easy to blend. For me and my skin tone, I do sort of wish I had gone for the shade up from Copper Beech as it is only just a touch darker than my skin tone when blended and doesn't show a great deal unless I also go in with bronzer to contour after wards. I thought as soon as I started using these that they would quickly run out but they are actually lasting really well. I don't use them everyday, after all they are quite pricey products. But I use them for 'special' occasions or when I am having a real 'I want to look amazing (as I can)' day. I think I will add a couple more to my collection, possibly try a lighter highlight shade and a darker contour shade. 

Do I think these are worth the money? I think they are, if you can't find a cheaper alternative. These come with a price tag to match the prestigious (perhaps?!) name. But using a light and dark foundation (liquid, cream or mousse) or even just a normal powder bronzer and highlight pen or powder, can work just as well. I can get a pretty similar affect by using my MUA Bronzed Perfection and my Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer, neither of which is over £4.99. 

Have you tried the MAC Pro Sculpting Creams? What do you think to them?

MAC Pro-Sculpting Creams in Accentuate and Copper Beech
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38 comments

  1. Ive never heard or seen these, they look great and it looks like products kim kardashion would use!:)

    laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes definitely similar to what Kim Kardashian would use for her infamous highlighting and contouring routine xo

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  2. I want them so much!!!

    www.rebekasbeautyworld.blogspot.com

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  3. I really like the look of these. There is nothing more I love than sculpted cheekbones so will definitely take a closer look when I am next in store x

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    1. I think everyone dreams of sculpted cheekbones :) Unfortunately my face isn't very defined! So every little helps xo

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  4. I'd really love to see a FOTD with these products in action, it'd be really interesting to see how much of a difference they make :) x

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    1. Sorry! I'm sure you could find a great tutorial on YT! :) xo

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  5. I have been very curious about these and your review has helped me decide as much as I want them, I dont need them. I use the same other products to contour as you x

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  6. I was trying to be good with my spending and now be tempted to go crazy on MAC products but now I just really want to try them as I always love contouring but I currently only use bronzer and a highlight xx

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I don't think they are very necessary products if I am honest, you can get the same effect with bronzer and high lighter :) xo

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  7. I love these, I got copper beech when they first came out and I do love it, I'm so tempted to buy accentuate but I use a light coloured concealer and it seems to work just fine....decisions decisions xxx

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  8. These look gorgeous! At the moment I use a Sleek contour kit, but I'd really like to try more cream products this year so these look perfect! xo

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    1. I've heard a lot of great things about the Sleek contour kit! xo

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  9. Thank you so much for this review. I love your honesty on all the products you use x

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    1. Thank you! That means a lot :) I always uphold honesty in my posts! xo

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  10. I've always wanted to try one of these but I think I'll stick with using MAC's Harmony to contour with now. Thanks for the honest review! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I've heard about these too, am tempted to try out! I love the collection illuminating touch pen too though!
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    1. The Collection Illuminating Pen is wonderful! :) xo

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  12. These look lovely, very tempted to pick them up for myself xx

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  13. These sound great!! xx

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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  14. I had never given these a second thought until reading this, now I think I want to give them a try! Great post x

    builtlikeapinup.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Danielle, let me know if you decide to try them out and what you think to them! xo

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  15. These look fab xx must give them a try, just love mac products xx new follower here:) xx

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  16. I've not really thought about these but they sound nice. I'm not fond of creams because of my oily skin but cream to powder sounds ok. Afterall my foundation is a cream to powder formulation from Mac.
    I've always used my Sleek Contour Kit for highlighting and contouring. It works an absolute treat! Would be nice to splurge and try something new though!

    xxo

    www.theedgeofbeauty7.com

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    1. Oh these definitely aren't greasy or oily, they work fine with my oily skin! A splurge every now and then is always lovely xo

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  17. I have been wanting to get my hands on these for ages, they were sold out everywhere when they were limited edition and still not had chance to get down to the Soho store to buy them. This review has made me want them even more for my kit!! I think it's about time I bought some Real Techniques brushes too, think I am the only blogger who has not tried them! Fab post xxx

    www.zoenewlove.com

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    1. Let me know if you manage to get hold of them Zoe and I definitely recommend the RT brushes :) xo

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  18. excellent stuff! Would love to see a before and after with these! x

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    1. Sorry, I'm not very good at selfies! xo

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  19. I love creams for contouring/highlighting. I don't have these specifically, but they seem like they'd be great

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