MAC Sculpt and Shape Contour Palette

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Along with the major Studio Fix extension and Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer (see my post here), MAC has given us a new all-in-one Sculpt and Shape Contour Palette and it’s a must have!

Available in two shades for every complexion, the MAC Sculpt and Shape Contour palette contains six shades to help define, sculpt and shape your face.

There is a Light/Medium Palette and a Medium Dark/Dark palette, so choosing which palette you need to match your complexion is pretty easy.

What I like about these palettes is that the powders included offer sheer, buildable coverage. I have a few contour palettes and they are honestly in the bottom of my makeup drawer because most powders are too pigments and leave not blendable enough. Contouring should not be a difficult thing, when it is a hard enough makeup technique to master.

I have tested all of the powders in these palettes, and they offer buildable coverage, especially depending upon the brush you use with them, and the finish is natural. I like using this sculpting brush and I use this contour brush all the time.

Do not be afraid to experiment with the palettes; they are VERY easy to use and work with. As the powders are so natural and builadable, they are virtually mistake proof.

I use the Light/Medium Palette and I have found that the Bone Beige Sculpting Powder is great for contouring my jaw line and cheek bones while not looking overdone. I would use Taupe when I am self-tanning a bit more.

I like to use all of the lighter shades as highlighters; I use them down the center of my nose and on the top of my cheek bones. I have been so used to using glow-y highlighters that I have fallen back in love with a natural finish powder and appreciate the fact that these powder sit on my skin and don’t accentuate fine lines or pores. Many highlighters are tricky to use when trying to hide areas of the face, so I have been using these almost exclusively now.

Buy your perfect Sculpt and Shape Contour Palette for $39.50 now at or a MAC store or counter in Macy’s or Nordstrom.


Teri Cosenzi

I'm Teri, your resident beauty expert. While I'm not playing with beauty products, painting my nails or shopping for makeup with my daughter who loves trying products with me, you will probably find me sneaking off to Florida with my husband of over 25 years or cheering on one of my three sons. I like baking, re-decorating, drinking tea, fussing with my flowers and facials.