18 June 2014

Illamasqua Sculpting Powder Duo

Illamasqua - Sculpting powder duo - contouring - wet and dry - contour kit - highlighter - matte bronzer - swatch - review

I have always been a major fan of contouring, I love how it can totally transform your look. Contouring has been a part of my routine for a long time. Its amazing how much a difference it can make. I don't feel my make ups complete with out some definition to my cheeks and a sweeping of highlighter.


The highlighter is a beautiful shade of champagne that has just the right amount of glow without being over the top. Its a really flattering tone that can be built up to give a subtle shimmer without looking at all brash and without a hint of glitter.

Heliopolis is a neutral shade of brown that is also flattering to most skin tones. It gives a fully matte finish. Like the highlighting powder it can also be built up or used wet to give a variety of looks. Although it does have a bronze tone to it doesn't have the rusty orange tones or muddy tones that alot of contour products have.


Illamasqua - Sculpting powder duo - contouring - wet and dry - contour kit - highlighter - matte bronzer - swatch - review
 
Both the powders are extremely pigmented so although it doesn't look like you get that much in the pan,. you only need the slightest bit of product on your brush to make create a beautiful look suited to your own needs.





Illamasqua say:

Sculpt your party look with this compact contouring palette. Containing neutral matt Heliopolis for razor-sharp definition, and shimmering champagne Lumos to highlight and illuminate, the Sculpting Powder Duo creates double the impact.

This formulation can provide up to four to five variations of the same shade depending on how lightly or intensely it is applied. Use wet for a bolder colour pay-off, and it can also double up as an eye shadow. Apply using Blusher Brush 1 for colour on the centre of the cheeks, or using the new Blush Up Brush for more definition and contouring.


The formulas of both are ever so soft and almost buttery to the touch. Both of shades are easy to blend and once applied lasts for roughly 6-7 hours.
I love that I have both products together it makes a it perfect for touch ups on the go. The packaging isn't at all bulky which also makes it easy to take with you on your travels.

Illamasqua - Sculpting powder duo - contouring - wet and dry - contour kit - highlighter - matte bronzer - swatch - review
 
The shades used together are perfect for defining your features and creating a natural shadowed look. At £26.00 it's not the cheapest of products but it is without doubt one of my all time favourite products.


Have you tried this duo? What do you think of Illamasqua products? Which would you recommend? Have you tried contouring? Which products do you use? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below!

Lots of Love,
Laura x


24 comments:

  1. I love contouring too. Completely changes my appearance! I own the Charlotte Tilbury sculpting powder and love it!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. I have heard such great things about Charlotte Tilbury sculpting powder! I really want to try it xxxx

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  2. I have this duo as well and been using it every day ever since I got it, yet it still looks like I barely touched it. Definitely worth the splurge :)

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

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    1. I totally agree it's really worth spending that extra bit on! xxxx

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  3. wow it looks fabulous on you hun !
    i love illamaqua , definatley adding this to my wishlist :D
    Melissa || The Inked Blonde

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  4. I'm addicted to contouring at mo, and I love their brow cake so no doubt I'll love this. Looks gorgeous on you!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Thank you gorgeous! You would love this xxxx

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  5. I love the Duo's this looks so cool! i love the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder better though :P

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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    1. Oooo I've not tried any Kevyn Aucoin products yet xxxx

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  6. Such lovely photos. I've never tried this but you've temped me!

    Emma x
    BEAUTY AND RAGS

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  7. I wanted to try contouring, but haven't tried anything I like yet. I just got a sample of the Hoola bronzer, so I'm going to attempt it with that.

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    1. Give it ago with Hoola is meant to be amazing xxxx

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  8. I have tried contouring a few times but I usually end up looking overdone. I don't know if it's because I'm so pale or because I'm doing it completely wrong or with the wrong products or what?!

    Stunningly Inept

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    1. Keep at it once you have mastered it you'll wonder how you did without it xxx

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  9. Looks and sounds like this is a stella duo! I remember the first time I contoured and couldn't believe the amount of difference it made to my makeup looks that I've literally not gone without it since, haha.

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

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    1. I'm the same I couldn't believe I had go so long without doing it lol xxxx

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  10. This looks great on you, I love a good contour, gonna have to go and give it a go!

    Candidly Chloe xx

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    1. It's amazing! I dont no how I lived without it xxxx

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  11. This sounds fab & looks gorgeous on you! I can't to a day without contouring now, once you get the hang of it it's an addiction I tell you haha.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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    1. Lol your so right lol I'm well and truly addicted xxxx

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  12. I'm not great at contouring but this little duo looks so nice :)

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    1. This makes it so much easier as its so easy to blend xxxx

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