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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes Review

Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes Review

Contouring is a technique that is going nowhere fast, sure we have seen a shift from dramatic chiselled cheekbones to a more subtle, enhancing what you already have approach - it will be a long time coming before the majority of us ditch contouring altogether. The good news is that grey toned sculpting powders - the undertone that mimics the shadows  naturally cast on the face, are a little more readily available on the high street. One brand leading the way is Maybelline, with not one but two shades of Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes.

Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes Review
Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes Review
Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes Review

Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes are your all in one kit for contouring and highlighting; the small black, plastic case not only contains a sculpting, bronze shade but also a subtle highlighter. For ease of use the compact also features a brush and a mirror - you can't really ask for more. The brush provided is a little scratchy but the slim shape and design does slot into the hollows of the cheeks nicely. It would more than suffice when in a pinch and thanks to the compact design and sturdy plastic packaging it is ideal for not only everyday use but also travel. 

Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes Review
Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes Review
Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes Review
Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes Review

As mentioned the Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes come in two shades: light/medium and medium/dark; both feature a somewhat grey undertone but oddly the light/medium contour powder leans cool, where as the medium/dark is warmer overall. A little baffling as traditionally a cool toned brown powder is the most desirable option for contouring - to create natural toned shadows. Despite this misgiving it is a great contour option as it is not orange nor shimmer based and once blended out it does look fairly natural. As far as I can tell both highlight shades are exactly the same - a light, neutral and slightly yellow toned ivory satin finish powder. The highlighting segment can be used all over the face to mimic the effect of light or as a setting powder. I do think it is a shame that there are only two shade options at this point, it would have been nice to see a few addition shades for those with a deeper than medium complexion.

Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes Review
Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes Review
Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes Review
Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes Review
Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes Review
Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes Review

Top to bottom: light/medium swatches, medium/dark swatches, contouring shades side by side and highlight shades side by side.

The Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes are firm in texture yet silken and beautifully pigmented, both powder shades are easily picked up by facial brushes of any type and blend out with next to no effort. If you have struggled with contour powders in terms of blending and have found standard bronzers to produce a muddy result, then Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes could be what you have waiting for. Not only do the powder blend and apply with ease but they are fairly long wearing (around 8 hours), as they are matte they don't settle into open pores and both shades/powder can be used in more ways than one: eyeshadows, setting powder or a stand alone bronzer. At just £6.99 a palette I am really hard pushed to find fault with either shade option. 

You can find the Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettes for £6.99 each via Boots - link.

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30 comments:

  1. wow a palette from the drugstore that isnt insanely orange or red pretty impressed by these!

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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  2. I have picked this up so many times when out shopping, I need to bite the bullet and but it next time!!

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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  3. I can't wait for these to come out in the states! You guys definitely get all the good stuff first! ;)

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  4. This palette looks super impressive, especially being from the drugstore! I definitely want to check this out.

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  5. I've heard so much about this recently, I must try it!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  6. Looks really good :)
    A nice drugstore contour set which is great for travelling as its so handy with the small compact brush too. Maybelline always do really great products that can compare with higher end products!

    Great review, Hope you have a lovely day! ♥

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

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  7. These look great for the price and hope they will release in the US!

    makeupmusicbooks.com

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  8. It sounds great! But I'm so undecided with it, I keep picking it up and putting it back down in store :\ I wish there were more shades! x

    TR's Thoughts

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  9. The shades actually look really nice, i find alot of bronzers can look a little orange but this one looks lovely x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  10. Oooh, these look good, especially the warm duo!

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  11. I remember going through those teenage years and wondering WHEN my cheekbones where going to pop-up!haha... The first 2 tone I used was Benefits 2 tone blusher, which did a pretty good job at creating cheekbones, this looks awesome too!

    www.beaucience.co.uk

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  12. I still haven't tried this out but this is yet another review that confirms how great a product it is! :)

    Blushhx

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  13. It's great to hear how long lasting they are, as I usually find this is what drugstore powders lack.

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  14. I picked this up the other day. excited to start using it!


    Lauren x | www.laurenselwood.com

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  15. These look so good, particularly the lighter shade. Love your photography.
    Www.tamlovestea.co.uk

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  16. For that price this has got to be worth a try. Although I'm not sure anything can replace Film star bronze and glow.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  17. The lady that did my makeup for my sisters wedding used this and I was pretty impressed by it, I'm definitely picking one up for myself soon xx

    kizzyhearts.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I really want to try this out because I am always on the hunt for a budget contour palette x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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  19. This seems to be the contouring product of the moment! I want! xx
    Love Alice ♥

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  20. This looks to be a good colour, most drugstore bronzers are way too dark for my Scottish skin.

    Fab review as always.

    Tasha xxx
    sincereblonde.com

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  21. Im in love with the colour of these palettes, before these Im yet to see much drugstore products that have that essential cool tones for contouring. i think i will be picking up one of these next time im doing a makeup shop!

    http://tashaforrest.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. It's great to see that drugstore brands do come out with these sort of products! Its budget friendly! Loved reading your review!

    This Damsel Loves Blog

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  23. I am loving the look of the darker palette, the contour shade seems cooler. Good on Maybelline!
    Beauty Wanderer

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  24. I love using this for contouring, I have also done a blog post on this.

    Alisha xx
    http://glamulence.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. This looks great! Finally a drugstore contour palette that actually has cool-toned contour shades!

    Troves and Roses

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  26. I do love a good contour palette, and drugstore ones are really taking off lately!


    www.twixandpine.blogspot.com


    x

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  27. I see this featured in one of UK Youtuber's video recently and really really want to get my hand on these! Any idea if this would hit US market soon?

    xo,
    Lenny C | Initial L

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  28. I picked up the darker shade and was pleasantly surprised! It's perfect for a natural, daytime look and the contouring powder is nice and cool (rare for such an affordable product!) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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