This beauty of a compact is part of By Terry's Fall 2015 Game of Light Collection. It is visually stunning and feels like a sleek, solid metal pebble when you hold it in your hand. There are four of these new Sculpting Duo Powders- two of the duos are traditional light and dark contouring powders and two are light pink and dark pink contouring blushers. You might need to take a seat when I tell you the price though- they are a whopping £68 each (from www.cultbeauty.co.uk).
|Light, Dark, Mixed|
I got really excited when I opened the 400 Rosy Shape, the darker of the two blush duos. I presummed that the lighter shade would be a shimmery highlighter, but when I came to swatch them I discovered that they were both very much matte. This really confused me as it left me not knowing what to do with the lighter shade as I always use a shimmer-based product to highlight with. I tried highlighting with the matte but I didn't feel that it gave that good an effect, so I abandoned all notions of contouring and just used the compact as a blusher- the dark shade on its own and the two shades mixed together.
Now, £68 is very expensive for what is essentially a very luxurious blusher and I think that the two face contouring powder duos are much better value for this price than the blush versions. However, it is very pretty and the formula is finely milled, highly pigmented and very silky. It is very blendable and long-lasting too, and it contains an exclusive anti-aging Densiliss technology that blurs fine lines and wrinkles so you get a smooth, soft-focus look. I do really like this as a blusher, but I wouldn't pay that amount of money for it unfortunately.
I'd love to know what you think about these duos. Have you tried them?
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