Illamasqua Sculpting Powder Duo

I have always been a major fan of contouring, I love how it can totally transform your look. Contouring has been a part of my routine for a long time. Its amazing how much a difference it can make. I don’t feel my make ups complete with out some definition to my cheeks and a sweeping of highlighter.

The highlighter is a beautiful shade of champagne that has just the right amount of glow without being over the top. Its a really flattering tone that can be built up to give a subtle shimmer without looking at all brash and without a hint of glitter.

Heliopolis is a neutral shade of brown that is also flattering to most skin tones. It gives a fully matte finish. Like the highlighting powder it can also be built up or used wet to give a variety of looks. Although it does have a bronze tone to it doesn’t have the rusty orange tones or muddy tones that alot of contour products have.


Both the powders are extremely pigmented so although it doesn’t look like you get that much in the pan,. you only need the slightest bit of product on your brush to make create a beautiful look suited to your own needs.

Illamasqua say:

Sculpt your party look with this compact contouring palette. Containing neutral matt Heliopolis for razor-sharp definition, and shimmering champagne Lumos to highlight and illuminate, the Sculpting Powder Duo creates double the impact.

This formulation can provide up to four to five variations of the same shade depending on how lightly or intensely it is applied. Use wet for a bolder colour pay-off, and it can also double up as an eye shadow. Apply using Blusher Brush 1 for colour on the centre of the cheeks, or using the new Blush Up Brush for more definition and contouring.

The formulas of both are ever so soft and almost buttery to the touch. Both of shades are easy to blend and once applied lasts for roughly 6-7 hours.
I love that I have both products together it makes a it perfect for touch ups on the go. The packaging isn’t at all bulky which also makes it easy to take with you on your travels.


The shades used together are perfect for defining your features and creating a natural shadowed look. At £26.00 it’s not the cheapest of products but it is without doubt one of my all time favourite products.

Have you tried this duo? What do you think of Illamasqua products? Which would you recommend? Have you tried contouring? Which products do you use? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below!
Lots of Love,
Laura x