Sculpting products are interesting.
And the Make Up For Ever brand also appeals to me a lot...
This is how I bought this refill of Sculpting Powder ARTIST FACE COLOR in a very unusual shade for sculpting which is S214.
A few words about the shade. Since the draping technique has been revived and hyped since 2016 and we all were too sick and tired of dark powders, I opted for the pinkest shade among all those 5 pink powders that were available.
Searching for my perfect palette, I looked through a small pile of them but still could resist even those with the most sounding promises.
When I found out that I could refill the palette myself, I bought it immediately. 👇
What’s a refill?
It’s a compact powder housed in a metal casing.
The powder weights 5g, while the refill is much heavier.
By the way, the back of the refill has the info on the shade. I wish it also had a date of release too. 😁👇
Made in Italy
I also want to draw your attention to the casing that the refill was packed with. It’s handy, plastic and doesn’t have any scent to it. It closes with a click and has a convenient hollow inside for placing the refill back.
Later, I placed this refill into the magnet palette but this case is still handy to use and store.
Finely-milled, brightly-pigmented, pliant and a tad oily to the touch. I can feel free to apply it with my fingers.
As well as with a brush:
Most frequently I apply it with a brush. This way, the coverage seems the thinnest yet still pigmented. 👇
The color can be varied because it also blends out with ease.
It’s a little bit harder to blend over my foundation, so I prefer applying it over a setting powder for the sake of better blending which won’t steal a lot of my time.
The finish is satin so the shade may vary depending on the lights. 👇,
S214 is the star that is applied lower.
I guess it’s the magic of this powder.
The product feels pleasant on my skin. It remains pliant and the pigment seems to be smoothing out my skin texture. It doesn’t dry out or tighten my skin.
Even though there’s oil in the ingredients,
I still can’t see any oily sheen on my skin or any harmful reaction from my skin, like clogged pores or anything.
In this picture, you can see my daytime makeup look. Here I used a mattifying primer, foundation, finishing powder, sculpting powder, blusher, and a highlighter.
I applied the sculpting powder over my cheekbones with a synthetic brush and blended out towards my temples.
The same makeup under the natural lights several hours later. 👇
I use S214 shade as a sculpting powder and a blusher. I can mix other blushers in it for a more interesting shade on my face.
So, the idea of the product is cool and it’s really worthy.
The price of $23 might be an issue.
Even though I purchase this shade and the highlighter online, choosing the shades on the monitor, I love them and they are hits for me.
Thanks for your attention! 🤗