If you saw my Boots Haul (link here) a couple of weeks ago, you will know that I picked up the Sleek Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette along with the Sleek Cream Contour Kit (review coming soon!). I picked it up because I thought it was a nice little palette for everything you need for your cheeks – blush, bronzer/contour and highlight!
First of all, I really like the packaging. It’s a really nice sized palette which is compact enough to keep in your makeup bag whilst the pans for all three products are big enough to dab a makeup brush in. Another big bonus as well, is that is comes with a full sized mirror in the lid of the palette.
As for the products inside, the bronzer is matte, so it’s perfect to use as a contour or as a bronzer. The shade is ok too as it’s not too dark or muddying looking. The highlight and blush however is quite shimmery. To begin with the highlight, I like a good highlight to add definition to your cheek bones but I would prefer more of glow rather than a streak of glitter on the tops of my cheeks. It’s too bad however if you use this highlight with a high hand. The blush again is quite shimmery so another one to use with a light hand but it is a lovely coral shade, so perfect for these summer months.
Overall, I’m impressed with the Sleek Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette. Although can be quite shimmery, it a good little companion to have in your makeup bag if you’re going on holiday because it will save packing three separate products. At only £10 , it’s a bargain too!
Have you tried the Sleek Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette yet? What are your favourite cheek palettes?
I’ve heard a lot of good things about Kiko Cosmetics and as we now have a store in Brighton I thought I would pick up some pieces up to try out. Here is what I picked up this weekend –
Velvet Touch Cream Blush Stick in 01 (£7.90) – these reminded me of the Nars multiples which I’ve always wanted to try so thought I would give this go. The picture above show me trying this for the first time and I really liked it. It’s quite shimmery in person so maybe would be a little to much for a daytime look but I thought the colour was really nice.
Kiss Balm Lipstick in Blackberry (£5.90) – I think you can always find out the most about a beauty range by their lipstick offering. Rather testing something bright and bold I wanted something I could wear and reapply during my day at work . On first application (as shown by photo above) there is a slightly colour tint which is perfect for the office and its really moisturising on the lips too!
Make Up Blender (£6.90) – I love a beauty blenders so I was intrigued to test out how to Kiko’s beauty blender compares to others I’ve tried. I’ll let you know how I get on with it!
Blotting Papers (£3.40) – Blotting papers are always something I wanted to try to be honest. I’ve notice my skin getting slightly oily recently so thought I’d try them out.
I wanted to pick up some more of their makeup range to test out like their foundations however I couldn’t find the right colour match plus I went in on a Saturday so it was a little manic and difficult to have a proper browse of everything that was offer. I shall definitely be doing my research and testing some more Kiko soon!
Have you tried Kiko? What would you recommend me trying next?