January 20, 2010

Review : MAC Dsquared2 Sculpt and Shape Powder Duo

This Limited Edition Powder is part of the Dsquared2 Collection released last November 2009. Got this from a Hongkong based seller on Ebay for Php 1,200+ only including shipping. It arrived after a month coz of the holidays. Read on to find out if its worth the wait =)


MAC Dsquared2 Sculpt and Shape powder in Accentuate/Sculpt


PRODUCT INFO:
Sculpt and Shape Powder is a split-pan, two-in-one powder with the perfect level of pigment for creating a naturally sculpted look. The deeper shade is matte, making it perfect for contouring the face and body. The lighter shade has low-level pearlized pigments, making it ideal for highlighting the high planes of the face. This non-acnegenic formula has jet-milled pigments to allow for smooth, even, silky application. Sculpt and Shape Powder contains skin conditioning agents like Wheat and Barley Extracts and is dermatologist and ophthalomologist-tested.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 1,500 in MAC stores.

WEIGHT : 11.5 grams / 0.40 oz.

SHADES
:
Accentuate/Sculpt (Pale peach highlighter and cool matte brown contour powder)
Bone Beige/Emphasize (Pale cream shimmer higlighter and reddish brown contouring powder)

WHAT I LIKE:
* finely milled texture
* long lasting - after swatching, I washed my hands 2x and the color didn't budge!
* contour powder is natural looking compared to using bronzers,
doesn't create a harsh line when applied.
* easy to blend (compared to using bronzers to contour in my experience)
* pan holds a lot of product - will last me a long time!
* no weird smell


WHAT I DON'T LIKE:
* this is Limited Edition. Not sure if MAC have this in their permanent line.
* expensive
* wish the compact has a mirror included

TIPS:
I use the dark shade to contour my nose bridge (using Sansan's angled eyeshadow brush) and the hollow of my cheeks using Everyday Minerals Angled brush or MAC 168 brush.

For the light shade I use it to highlight my T-zone (forehead, chin, nose) and my cheekbones.

ADDICTION FACTOR:
Really worth it.. Will definitely repurchase!

RATING :
5 out of 5.


Swatch
MAC Dsquared2 Sculpt and Shape powder in Accentuate/Sculpt

The contour powder looks very natural on my skintone.

*image from Temptalia.com*

Left - Bone Beige / Emphasize
Right - Accentuate / Sculpt

I think Bone Beige/Emphasize is for light skintones and Accentuate/Sculpt for light to medium skintones.


See ya next time,

8 comments:

Swtest2Lips said...

Thanks for the review and comparasion! Im so bummed I missed out on the accentuate and sculpt. I had one years ago but accidently dropped it so it shattered into a gazillion pieces. By the time I ran down to my counter, it was already sold out. Booo for limied editions being sold out

Mischievous Mack said...

ooo I want to try it! It's so hard to find contouring powder that isn't super dark and obvious!
I'm having a giveaway on my blog :) Come enter!
http://mischievousmack.blogspot.com/

Askmewhats said...

such a nice shade, I'm sure this works well for you1 :) this is great for lighter skin no ?? :D

GirL With GLasSes... said...

good morning khymm!
you are one lucky to have this sculpt and shape!

nice review!

oOchaOo said...

thanks for the review on this pretty!
&& you got a nice deal for this sis. 1,200+ including shipping. ^__^

makeup shakeup said...

sister i'll wait for an fotn w you wearing this. pareho tayong round-faced and light skinned

Sush said...

I love sculpt and shape its too bad they didnt release the one im curretly using with the Dsquared. Got to swatch this one as well when it came out but I found it a little too light for my skin tone but I suppose it would work as well :)

or said...

hi there, do you think MAC still carries the Accentuate/Sculpt sculpt and shape powder duo? thanks

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