Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo in Pink Beige
Two shades: a highlight shade and a contour shade
My favorite sculpting tools: the duo and a tarte Slenderizer brush
For contouring and buffing: an angled side
Another look on the fluffy angled side
I use densed, domed side for highlighting
Another look at the domed side of the brush
My favorite sculpting brush
The description of the duo
This is a relatively new product by MUFE. It came out in the spring and I bought it almost right away. However, with the move into a new house (yay!) I got to writing about it only now.
This sculpting duo is a compact containing a highlight shade and a contour shade, which really is a highly pigmented bronzer. Highlight shade is for enhancing your best features. The contour shade is for contouring your face and correcting features you are not happy with . The compact costs $39 but I think the price is pretty reasonable because usually I have to buy a bronzer and a highlighter separately, and the total price for both is between $50 and $80. Example: Dior bronzer ($50) + Benefit High Beam highlighter ($26) = $76.
The duo comes in a classic MUFE compact – black, sleek, simple. Not very elegant, but functional and convenient. The compact has a nice mirror which I use all the time. There is no brush or any type of applicator that comes with the compact. I use a Tarte brush (I will talk about it in detail below).
Tarte Glamazon 12-Hour Lipsticks
From left to right: Enlightened, Graceful, Playful, Inspired, Pure
Graceful: beautiful rose color
Enlightened: classic nude beige
Playful: dark purple rose
Inspired and Pure (I just bought them)
Inspired: light nude rose
Bad packaging: you can see cracks on the case of a just bought lipstick
Beautiful light pink color though
Pure opened: these lipsticks are really tall
Pure: almost invisible beige
I hesitated to write about these lipsticks because they are only sold at tarte website and you can’t go into a store and try it (I’ve never seen a tarte store before). I bought all five of mine on Sephora but these lipsticks disappear and re-appear all the time there, so last time I checked they didn’t sell Glamazon. Anyway, I have them in five colors and really like them, so I want to share why.
This lipstick costs $16 and is advertised as a 12-hour performance lipstick. I have to say it’s one of the most long-wearing lipsticks I’ve had. It does truly stay on your lips for hours even if you eat and drink. Unlike lip stains, it’s very creamy. It’s creamiest when you just applied it and then, in five minutes or so, it dries out. tarte says the moisturizing effect of the lipstick is due to Amazonian clay. I have no idea how true that information is (sounds romantic though) but the lipstick does feel pretty good on my lips. It doesn’t have any sparkle and practically no shine but it does provide solid, even color. Also, the color doesn’t look unnatural (Kat Von D’s liquid lipstick problem) and doesn’t fade for a long time.