Contouring may have taken a back seat with the new strobing trend that is quickly becoming the Summer rage, but we still can’t resist a good bronzer to help chisel out those cheek bones! Which is why recently in our little drugstore haul we had picked up the Maybelline Master Sculpt, because who doesn’t want to achieve the Kim K look for less than a tenner? Upon sharing our haul with you, quite a few people had asked for a review on this product in particular which is exactly what we’re doing today.
The Master Sculpt consists of bronzer in the same pan as the highlight shade, with the bronzer around three times larger,which is extremely useful as more of the bronzer is used. It also comes with a small brush, usually whenever a drugstore product has a brush we tend to ignore it as the quality and application of it is poor. However the brush that came in this is perfect to apply the bronzer. It is just the right size to fit into the hollows of the cheeks, some may say its comparable to brushes such as the Nars ITA brush, we sure do. The shade we have is the darker one in ’02’ dark/medium as the bronzer in ’01’ light/medium seemed far too light to make a nice contour shade. This is quite a cool toned bronzer which is why it makes a nice contour on fairer skin tones. The highlight in this pan is a nice champagne tone and does have some shimmer particles which we don’t mind but some may not like it because of that. In some tutorials we have seen a few people apply the highlight using the brush it comes with though when applying the product this way the highlight does not come out as subtle as preferred. The brush is also great for a distinct contour, however if you are someone who doesn’t like that look you may want to go in with a different brush to blend more as this brush isn’t the best in terms of blending. Also because it does come with a brush the packaging is quite bulky similar to the Maybelline Fit Me powders but this isn’t something either of us particularly mind as the compact is quite sturdy and manages to come out in one piece from the jungle of a handbag it tends to live in due to the useful feature of a mirror making it perfect for on the go travelling. Below are both shades swatched, although the bronzer doesn’t looks very pigmented in the picture I can assure you it does look gorgeous when applied.
Have you tried the Master Sculpt yet? We would love to know what you thought of it and whether you liked it as much as we did. Let us know in the comments your thoughts of this product and our review and if you would like us to talk about anything else in particular from our never ending make up collection!
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