|MAC Coffee Walnut Pro Sculpting Cream|
I’ve been looking for a good cream contour product for a while now, so I was excited when I heard that MAC would be releasing six cream contours, called the Pro Sculpting Creams, as part of the Face & Body collection. However, once I saw photos, I was a bit disappointed – most of the shades looked too warm to work as a contour, which should generally have some gray in it to mimic shadows. The one shade that looked like a possibility was Coffee Walnut, so I decided to order it. This post is a first impressions review – it’ll take a couple weeks before I know if I love / like / hate it, but I wanted to get the swatches up since it’s limited edition.
Coffee Walnut Pro Sculpting Cream is packaged exactly like a MAC blush. I like MAC’s packaging because it’s compact, functional, and allows me to see the product inside.
I like the texture of the product – it’s sort of a dry cream (rather than a greasy cream), and it is very easy to blend. You have plenty of time to work with it and blend; it doesn’t dry down right away. In fact, I can’t tell whether it dries down to a powder or not, because I’m using such a small amount. It is very pigmented, but easy to sheer down to a wearable level.
|MAC Coffee Walnut – heavy swatch, blended swatch|
I’m sort of unsure about the color; it’s very different than my go-to contour product, which is MAC Sculpting powder in sculpt. Coffee Walnut is sort of olive – gray – brown, and seems to have some yellow tones in it too. MAC Sculpt is more of a soft cool brown. Here’s a comparison of the two – these are medium to heavy swatches.
|MAC Coffee Walnut; MAC Sculpt – natural light|
|MAC Coffee Walnut, MAC Sculpt – flash|
When I applied Coffee Walnut, I found that if I wasn’t careful with my placement and blending, it made me look sort of dirty. However, once applied, it seems to work as a contour – creating shadows on my face. In the photo below, I have applied Coffee Walnut below my cheekbones, on the sides of my nose, and below my jawline.
|lipstick: essence red carpet|
So, I’m undecided. I like the texture and the pigmentation level, but I’m not completely sure about the color. If you know your way around contouring products, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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