Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Sculpt & Shape | December 26, 2007


Sculpt and Shape Powder is a split-pan, two-in-one powder with the perfect level of pigment for creating a naturally sculpted look. The deeper shade is matte, making it perfect for contouring the face and body. The lighter shade has low-level pearlized pigments, making it ideal for highlighting the high planes of the face. This non-acnegenic formula has jet-milled pigments to allow for smooth, even, silky application. Sculpt and Shape Powder contains skin conditioning agents like Wheat and Barley Extracts and is dermatologist- and ophthalomologist-tested.

Sculpt & Shape Duos

  • Bone Beige/Emphasize Palest cream/Tan
  • Accentuate/Sculpt Pale blushed beige/Soft taupe brown
  • Lightsweep/Shadester Soft peachy beige/Mid-tone leathery brown
  • Warm Light/Definitive Clean peach/Mid-tone reddish brown


  • 138 Taper face brush
  • 169 Synthetic angled face/blush brush
  • 223 Synthetic tapered blending

Keep reading for product photos.



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27 thoughts on “MAC Cosmetics – Sculpt & Shape Colllection Information and Photos

  1. girlambrosia

    Hi there Temptalia,

    I notice you’ve been using the new Sculpt & Shape powders in your recent FOTDs – which would you most recommend for a NC30 gal? Thanks :)

  2. Tammy

    Wow, this looks like something I might have to get! I’ve been looking forever for a good contouring powder (darker fdtns and bronzers are too warm) and was on the fence about buying “Emote” just for contouring.. But this looks like a nice 2-in-1 product.

  3. Andrya

    Thanks for posting these!

    Which do you think would be best for very pale skin with yellow and olive undertones (NC15)? I’m thinking either Bone Beige/Emphasize or Lightsweep/Shadester. :]

  4. Diana


    I am in the market for contouring product too and was hesitant which one to get..the emote or this but since there’s no mac pro store in houston, I’ll have to wait for this awesome duo till Dec 27. I’m NC27
    which one should I get?

    I would also like to purchase either a vanilla pigment or MSF(new Vegas, Gold Spill??) which one is better as a highlight on the face?

    P.S: I joust found out abt your website. I think it’s really awesome. Will be my daily stop.

    • Hey Diana! You can order from any PRO store and have them ship you the product ($7 shipping charge, but hey, if you order a few things, it’s not so bad), if you really want it now rather than later :)

      MSFs are better to highlight than Vanilla pigment, IMO!

      Thank you, DIana!

  5. Tine

    Hi Christine,

    could you recommend one sculpt and one shape color for me (NC35)? I want to order the pan version from the pro store but I don’t have a clue which colors match me best. Thanks!

    • I love Sculpt for contouring – I’m NC30 and it’s beyond perfect. I really like Lightsweep… but I tend to use that as a highlighter around my area. You might like Warm Light better, since it’ll be a bit better on cheeks and the rest of the face. Either one though is great!

  6. jasmine

    im nc20/nw20…what shade do u recomend for me?

    • I like Accentuate/Sculpt even for NC20/NW20. I used the lighter one (Bone Beige), and it didn’t go on that well on my Mom’s skin, who has to be NW15/NW20.

  7. Helen

    hia christine,

    im mac shade NC40 what sculpt and shade would you recommend for me. im thinking either accentuate/sculpt or lightsweep/shadester.

  8. Iwa

    Hi. The pictures aren’t always very precise, so I’d rather ask :)… and I know I’m a bit late on this, but… (excluding the Warm Light/Definitive duo), which of the browns is the warmest, and also which of the highlighters is the most on the peachy side? I’d appreciate if you replied, and thank you in advance. :)

  9. T

    Hi Christine! I loooove your site! :)

    I am also a bit late 😉 Hope you will get this message. I have Sculpt already and I like it. I am also thinking about getting another one but I am not sure if Bone beige/ Emhasize would suite me. MAC

    • Hey T!

      I think Bone Beige will work as a contour color for you if NC/NW15 is too dark for you, because you can always use it lightly. If Sculpt isn’t too dark, then Bone Beige won’t be for sure. I used to use both Harmony and Emote, but Sculpt is way better!

      • T

        Thanks for a quick answer! How would you compare Harmony and Bone beige? How about Sculpt and Bone beige?

        How do you guys use the Sculpt and Shape highlighter? On cheekbones or? I usually use MSF on my cheekbones and this one is quite different so maybe you can also use it on your chin, forehead, nose unlike MSF?

        • Bone Beige is lighter, and it’s similar to Sculpt as far as tones go. Harmony is reddish/bronzy, more like a bronzer than a contouring color. Bone Beige and Sculpt were made to contour, so their undertones are almost ashy/gray so they can give you that shadow.

          I like the highlighter portion on my brow bone or cheeks.

  10. BINNIE

    Hi Christine,

    Just discovered the Sculpt and shape powder and was wondering im NC40 but what powders would you reccomend from the normal line to replace these?

    Thanks a bunch


  11. L

    Hi, I’m an NC15 in the winter and NC20-25ish in the summer. Would Warm Light/Definitive be too dark for me? (My friend offered to give me her old one but I don’t want her to waste her products on me if I’m not going to use them).

    Also, which would be the best on me for summer and winter?

    Thanks in advance :)

    • It’s going to be pretttyyy dark on you, as it is the darkest of the duos. If you used a very light hand, you might be able to work it, though.

      You’d probably look at the duo with Accentuate in it (I’m blanking on the actual name) or Sculpt. I am typically NC30 and Sculpt is perfect for me.

  12. Nan

    Hi, Christine

    I am using NC35, which one is most suitable for me? Thanks

  13. Samantha

    I was wondering if you could possibly help me figure out which duo would work for me. I’m an n5 in the mac studio fix powder plus foundation but i’ve gotta a bit more tan. Thank you :)