TO: My fair beauts
SUBJECT: I found a highlighter that shows up on us!
Allow me to introduce you to the MAC All The Right Angles Contour Palettes.
Now let’s get acquainted! ✨
There are four of them, which are like little trios, ranging in shade family from Light to Dark, and each one comes with a cream color base, a shaping powder, and a sculpting powder. The cream product is on the lower part of the compact, and the powder tray slides snugly over it so you don’t have to worry about ruining your day by getting schmutz in the cream color base. And they also come with a mirror.
What I’m getting at here is that these little black boxes are great for traveling!
In the photo above, I’m not wearing any blush or bronzer, just All The Right Angles in Light to showcase its full effect uninterrupted.
Right off the bat, the shade of the sculpting powder (called Bone Beige) seemed off to me. MAC describes the sculpting shade in this kit as a warm brown, but compared to my beloved Too Faced Milk Chocolate Bronzer, Bone Beige is a couple shades darker and less warm.
On my skin (my undertone is usually pretty neutral), it appears more…fleshy. It doesn’t look off at all, and I don’t feel the need to wear blush when I’m wearing Bone Beige. It just threw me off upon first glance because it wasn’t what I generally expect from a lighter contour shade… I usually expect a corpse grey.
The cream colour base in Luna is aptly named. It’s white and sparkly (not glittery), so your cheekbones can shine like a crescent moon in the night sky. The shaping powder shade is called Emphasize (accurately named, though not as cute), which is a nice subtle glow — great for daytime or no-makeup makeup. I like wearing it in my inner corners on light makeup days. It’s subtle but effective in brightening up the area and making me look like I actually slept last night.
My faaavorite way to wear Emphasize is on top of Luna, which is how I’m wearing it today! Every time I pass by a mirror and catch a glimpse, I stop, do a double-take, and then go “damn girl, you’re glowing.” I’m not sparkling; I’m glowing. It’s not very often that I find a highlighter that can actually highlight my skin tone, so I am very impressed.
Not only am I satisfied with my angelic glow, I really dig how simple the palette is to use, and every time I use it, I’m so happy with my base makeup. This palette doesn’t just photograph well; it looks phenomenal IRL on skin.
The powders aren’t chalky, either — not even Emphasize, which is pretty close to white! I think Bone Beige also works well because it isn’t too cool or too warm, but it’s a happy medium that doesn’t translate to “Instagram contouring” and instead looks natural.
All The Right Angles enables me to create some really beautiful dimension with minimal effort. I mean, what more could you ask for?
These puppies are $40 each ($10.53/5g for 2 powders and $18.95/4.5g cream base). A single cream colour base at MAC is $22 for 3.2g, and the shaping and sculpting powders are $17 for 6g. So with the MAC All The Right Angles palette, you save $2.67/g on the cream colour base and $2.83/g on the powder products. You also get them in a clean, sturdy little black box.
So, what are your favorite products to sculpt and highlight with? Do you prefer cream or powder?