Back in June, Sleek released their first cream contour kit. Being a fan of contouring and already knowing Sleek do powder contour products so well, I was eager to test this palette out for myself.
My only previous experience of using a cream based contour product was the once very popular Soliel Tan De Chanel. I really loved using it but only trouble I had, was needing to use it with a light hand to avoid looking to muddy/orange because it only came in one shade. The beauty of the Sleek Cream Contour Palette, is that it provides 6x different shades for all your contouring and highlighting needs. And what even better is that Sleek have brought out three versions of the palette; light, medium and dark – Hooray for a high street brand ensuring there is a shade for everyone. Well done Sleek!!
As for the product inside, the texture is creamy and very easy to blend and build colour. The palette provide 2x highlighting shades and 4x contouring shade, you can use to easily map your face with the classic contouring strips (made famous by Mrs. Kardashian West). And combined with using a beauty blender and the creamy texture, makes it easy to achieve the perfect contoured look! Sleek even provide a cheat sheet, to show you exactly how to contour if your new to contouring as well.
I really like this palette and would definitely recommend this for all your contouring needs – even if you are a newbie! At only £10.99, you can’t really go wrong.
Have you tried The Sleek Cream Contour Kit yet? What did you think?
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?
Why is it that when you go into Boots for just one thing, you end up coming away with a lot more than you intended?! Classic example happened to me last week when I popped into Boots on my lunch break to pick up the Sleek Cream Contour Kit which I had my eye on for a couple of weeks (did you see my beauty wish list? Find it here), but all of a sudden I had my hands full with all sorts of beauty goodies. Here’s what I ended up picking up –
Sleek Cream Contour Kit & Sleek Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette – As you know if you saw my beauty wish list a couple of weeks ago, I had my eye on this for a while so as soon as pay day hit I picked it up. When I reached the Sleek section in the makeup aisles, there was an offer of buy one product, get one half price – well it would be rude if I didn’t take advantage wouldn’t it?! As I was picking up a contour kit, I wanted to get some sort of blush palette however they had all sold out. Instead I opted for the Sleek Contouring and Blush Palette. Bit excessive on the contour products I know, but I thought this was a really nice little kit which has a powder contour, highlight and blush all in one – perfect for travelling!
Soap & Glory Pillow Plump Lip Gloss – I have a lot of matte lipsticks in my makeup collection which I love, but sometimes I’m looking for something a bit glossier. Rather than buying new lipsticks, I can just add a clear gloss over the top on matte lipsticks for the same desired effect. Now, I haven’t brought a clear lip gloss since I was at school (remember the days where you could only get away with wearing clear lipgloss at school – ha!), but fancied trying something that could maybe enhance my lips. I therefore opted to give the Soap & Glory plump gloss a go. These glosses have something in the formula which makes your lips tingle and buzz to make your lips appear more fuller. I’ll let you know if it really works…
Ecotools Precision Blush Brush – I picked this up as my Real Techniques expert face brush fell apart for the third time…really not happy, but more on that another day! So I needed a similar style brush but wanted to trying something from another brand. I then found this down the makeup brush aisle. Its similar to the expert face brush – same kinda of density, fluffiness only it’s more of an oval shape rather than a rounded brush. It does however do the job of applying my liquid foundation which is great but I think the shape of this brush will also be perfect to use with my cream contour palette too!
Denman Dressing Out Brush – I used to have one of these brushes years ago when it was really popular to back comb your hair (think Amy Winehouse beehive days!) and although I’m not looking to massively back comb my hair, my hair is currently looking for flat as its due for another haircut. I thought I would pick another one of these brushes up again, just for those days when I’m looking for a tad more volume.
Have you tried any of these products before?
With pay-day round the corner, I’ve already been scouting around all the beauty websites, I now have a beauty wish list as long as my arm! Here are biggest culperts cutrently sitting on top of my wish list –
Dior BB Cream – Since it launched, I’ve brought a tube of this every summer! It lasts me for the entire season and makes for the perfect base during the warmer months.
Sleek Cream Contour Palette – Sleek always bring it with their palettes! They are on of my favourite high-street brands because they create great quality palettes that sometimes give even my MAC palettes a run for their money. There are only a handful of high-street brands who have attempted the cream contour colour, so excited to see the quality of this Sleek palette.
Beauty Boxes – I’ve wanted to start up another beauty box subscription for ages, but just don’t know which one to go for. I’ve had Glossybox before, but never tried the Birchboxes…any recommendations with which I should pick?
Origins GinZing Peel-Off Mask – I’m a massive fan of Origins skincare and a big fan of a peel mask, so it’s a win win with this pick. Definitely want to give this a go!
Benefits Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil – Benefit are about the launch an even more extended range to their eyebrow collection. Brows are something I’ve been getting more and more into recently but if I’m honest, I’m still struggling to find the perfect products for my brows. Being a ‘good proof’ pencil means I can’t go far wrong…right?!
Now let’s wish for a big unexpected bonus in this month’s pay packet so I can try them all…!
What’s currently on your beauty wish list? Have you tried any of these products – what were your thoughts?