Monday, October 8, 2012

Initial Review | Mac Pro Sculpting Cream in Coffee Walnut

MAC recently came out with the Pro Sculpting Creams, that are meant to be used for shaping and sculpting. I wasn't really on the hunt for a contour shade, but after reading and hearing about them I just had to check them out in person. Coffee Walnut in particular has been getting quite a bit of attention in the beauty community.

Coffee Walnut  may very well be the perfect contour shade. It's a mid-tone brown that slightly leans olive. Compared to swatches of Chanel's Bronze Universal below, you can see that it is more ashy and has no orange to it. When blended out though, it looks like a very natural shadow. There's quite a lot of pigment to the product, but it can also be sheered out.

The formula seems quite solid, but is very soft to the touch. It applies smoothly and dries down to a powder finish. After almost 10 hours, the swatch from this morning has hardly faded.

The shade and consistency of the product make it versatile enough to be used from light to dark skin tones. Coffee Walnut will most likely look most flattering and natural on warmer skin tones ranging from an NC25 - NC42.Cooler skin tones may be able to pull it off, however it would be advisable to first try it in store.


The product comes in 6 shades. You get 5 grams of product for 20 USD/23.50 EUR/17.50 GBP.

 
MAC Coffee Walnut & Chanel Bronze Universal
Top: Chanel Bronze Universal; Bottom MAC Coffee Walnut


Have you checked out any of the Sculpting Creams? What are your thought?

Love,
Maya

39 comments:

  1. I love warmer colors, this shade in particular seems perfect for the fall. I love it!
    -Fleur

    pourlefemmes.blogspot.com

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  2. I am going to check these out for sure, this shade is definitely too dark for me though!x

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    1. The other shades were nice too. They run warmer and are more on the orange side. Def check them out in person!

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  3. thank you for the review Maya. I currently use MAC pro sculpting powder in Sculpt and it's a great product. When I finish that one, I should give this a try. I heard that most cool toned ppl had to mix two of the shades to get the idea match, really hope that won't be the case for me :(

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    1. I love Sculpt as well. You may be able to pull this shade off if you're more neutral than cool-toned. Either way, all of them seem really nice. :)

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  4. does it act well as a bronzer?
    I guess it would be too dark for me, maybe i can serach for another colour of this collection!

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    1. This shade in particular wouldn't work as a bronzer, I don't think. It kind of reminds me of hoola and seems better suited as a contour. However, the other shades may be better suited to act as a bronzer since they are much warmer. Definitely worth checking it out. :)

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  5. Oooh, I love it! Always annoyed by the orange tones in contours and this looks perrrrfect.

    xo,
    LelaLondon.com - Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle blog!

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    1. Me too! Orange really doesn't look flattering as a contour. xx

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  6. Verry nice post!Lovely collor!
    Thank you for the nice comment on my blog!

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  7. Great post, this product looks great!

    Lana, xo
    http://fashionfake.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Ich sollte beides mal unbedingt ausprobieren! :) Bin auf der Suche nach einem etwas anderen
    Bronzer und der von Mac gefällt mir echt gut.
    Toller Post!

    LG FlirtingwithFashion Blog

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    1. Danke! Ich kann beide Produkte empfehlen! <3

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  9. haven't tried these but they look very interested!

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

    ps. i'm launching a new giveaway to win 30 beauty products tomorrow inc. essie etc. make sure you stop by! :)

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  10. Thanks for the review and photos! I've been really curious about these sculpting creams, and this one looks like a fantastic shade. It might be a bit too deep for my NC15-20 skin, though, so I may check out the shade below this.

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, it may be too dark for you. But the other shades could work.

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  11. I'm really curious about this product, I like the idea of them but I can't contour at all haha!
    x

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    1. It took me time to learn how to contour as well, but it's well worth it. xx

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  12. I'm curious about this product - I don't think I have anything like it in my whole makeup stash! And I'm a huge sucker for cream products, so I'd definitely be keen to check this out one in more detail. Looks like it'd work really well for contouring as it doesn't have much orange in it.

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    1. Yes, it's a very natural contour shade, especially for warmer skin tones.

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  13. This looks great. I would love to try. Great post :)

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    xx

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  14. this is far too dark for my pastey face haha but I'm definitely going to check the other shades out. <3 mac xx

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    1. You totally should. They have some lighter shades too.

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  15. I have to admit, I'm pretty eager to try MAC's pro sculpting cream, but will definitely be opting for a slightly lighter shade, as I'm far too pale for coffee walnut ha xx

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  16. These sculpting creams look amazing!!
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    Natasha Carly x
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  17. oh wow, they look amazing! looks like you could do anything from it :) xx

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  18. i got coffee walnut and accentuate too and i love them both!

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    1. Oh, I should try accentuate as well. I have it in powder form tho and hardly use it.

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  19. i really want to try these!

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

    ps. make sure you've entered my giveaway to win 30 beauty products inc. essie, EOS and more! it's worldwide too :)

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  20. likeeee your blog,
    keep posting and go for it!! :):)

    XO

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  21. I LOVE a good sculpting cream, it's amazing the difference it makes! Secretbeautyblogger.com xxx

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