So when I first saw this palette, I knew I would be ordering it! The Contour & Sculpt Yourself Palette is on online exclusive, only available through Mac online. I have never tried any Mac blushes and the Contour & Sculpt Yourself Palette comes with 4, in Satin, Sheertone and Sheertone Shimmer finishes. Not to mention it also comes with Emphasize and Sculpt. I have also always wanted to try Emphasize to see if it really is good for setting your undereyes, even on an imperfect undereye area! (40+ year old, I have fine lines under there!)
I was actually quite surprised how quickly my order came in, I ordered it on a Sunday and it was in on the Tuesday, not bad! When I placed my order, you could ask for gift packaging and they would upgrade your gift packing to special Valentine giftwrap! I wasn't to sure what to expect but did it anyway. It is really beautiful packaging! When I opened the box I was surprised that there was actually 2 packages in there, One in a pretty Valentine box and one in a heavy plastic bag with the Mac logo all over it. I was fairly confused! I had only ordered the Contour & Sculpt Yourself Palette and a free deluxe mini sample of Prep + Prime Skin Base.
When I opened the Mac bag there were 2 boxes inside, one for a Pro Palette - Large and one for a Pro Palette Blush x6 insert. The Valentine box contained all 6 of the powders in pan form. I was not expecting to have to put the palette together! So just a heads up if you order it, it comes in pieces! Each powder is 6 g of product which is the size of a regular Mac Blush. So for $72 CAD I got 4 blushes, a Sculpting Powder (Sculpt), and a Shaping Powder (Emphasize), plus a large pro palette and a 6 pan blush insert. The website says this is a $138 value.
In the Contour & Sculpt Yourself Palette you get -
Emphasize - A micro-fine powder that accents and emphasizes the high planes of the face. Formulated with soft focus technology. More subtle than many highlighters. I am quite interested in trying this out for my undereye area. ($20.50 CAD)
Scuplt - A powder that sculpts contours into the face, enhancing natural bone structure. Immaculately shaded to create natural-looking shadow effects. Finish is sheer and matte. Sculpt looks like it will be great for adding some dimension to my face. ($20.50 CAD)
Peaches - Pure peach, Sheertone. I was quite surprised when I swatched Peaches, it has great pigmentation and looks like it will be a great Spring blush. ($21.00 CAD)
Fleur Power - Soft bright pinkish-coral, Satin. There is no denying this is a pink blush! Again very pigmented and a gret colour for that just in from the cold. I think I will need to be careful with this one. ($21.00 CAD)
Trace Gold - Gold with shimmer, Sheertone Shimmer. Swatched with quite a bit of shimmer! Looks like it would be gret as a highlight in the summer when I have a bit of a tan or as a blush topper. ($21.00 CAD)
Sunbasque - Gilded Peach with pearl, Sheertone Shimmer. When I swatched Sunbasque I was surprised at how fine the shimmer was in it compared to Trace Gold. I think this will be a great shade for the warmer months to! ($21.00 CAD)
The Large Pro Palette is $10.00 CAD and the Pro Palette Blush x6 insert is $3.00 CAD. All the products together retail for $138 if you were to purchase them seperately. Buying the Contour & Sculpt Yourself Palette saves you $66.00 CAD, not bad! Almost the cost of 3 Blushes, so if you are interested in even half the shades of the Palette it is a good deal to pick it up while it is available.
I was quite impressed with how well all the powders swatched and am looking forward to giving them all a try to see if they have the same pigmentation on my face! Also to find out how long they will last through a workday.
What is your favorite Mac blush? Is there a shade that you think I should try next? I am interested in Melba as well, have you tryed it? Let me know your favorites!