Saturday, June 14, 2014

Get Sculpted with Make Up For Ever Sephora Event

Yesterday I had the opportunity to pop by my local Sephora and get an one-on-one lesson on how to achieve the perfectly sculpted look using the Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit ($55 CAD). I had the pleasure of meeting Make Up For Ever's Lead Artistry Expert Heather to learn all about the tips and tricks on how to properly contour and highlight the face. So to find out what sculpting advice Heather had to offer and see more pictures from the event, click......
Waiting to "get sculpted", can you tell that I am a little too excited?
Before starting off the sculpting process, Heather explained the importance of determining one's face shape. I luckily have an oval face, the "ideal" shape people try to achieve when contouring the face, so I didn't require any super special contouring techniques. To prep the skin for sculpting, Heather first sealed my makeup with the Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix Spray. She then took away any remaining shine with some Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder (reviewed here). Heather also explained that contouring and highlighting powder should always be applied after the setting powder, this way the sculpting colors blend better as they will not adhere too much to the base makeup.
After the basic prep, she moved on to using the Sculpting Kit in 02, Neutral Light and the Sculpting Brush (review to come) to start the sculpting process.
1. Using the rounded end of the Sculpting Brush and a smaller tapered powder brush, Heather applied small amounts of the highlight powder from the kit onto:
  • the front of the cheeks below the eyes
  • the bridge of my nose
  • between and above the brows but far away from the hairline
  • the browbones right below the eyebrows
  • cupid's bow
  • the chin
2. Using the angled side of the Sculpting Brush, Heather applied the contouring color:
  • concentrating right in front of the ear and slowly blending the color towards the front of the face, stopping two finger width away from the lips
  • at the temples
  • near the hairline while dragging the brush towards the face
  • at the jawline
I already had my makeup done, but to add a little fun to the finished looked, Heather added a dab of the new Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic Eye Shadow Pencil in Metallic Pinky Beige.
Heather and I posing for the camera. Her hair is too fabulous!
The sculpted look Heather applied for me is rather natural (not Kim Kardashian sculpted, thankfully) but it definitely makes my face look a little more lean and angular, especially in person. Here is a photo I took after the event where you can sort of see how the sculpting brings my cheeks more forward and makes my jawline and temple area a little more receded.
So there you have it, my little blurb of the things I learnt from my one-on-one Get Sculpted tutorial using the Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit and Sculpting Brush. Big thanks to Heather for being so helpful and informative, dare I say I can finally contour now? Special thanks to my buddy Elaine for being my super professional photographer for the day, next time we bring in the tripod and the lights!

Hope you enjoyed this post and learnt a little something about contouring and highlighting. I will be doing a full review of the Sculpting Kit and Brush very soon so stay tuned for that!

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