19.12.12

Sleek Face Contour Kit in 'Light' | Review

(Excuse the slightly yellowish tinge to the photo. The more true to life shade of the bronzer, is the darker left-hand side of the pan.)
One of my favourite makeup purchases of 2012 has to be Sleek's ever-so famous Face Contour Kit. I picked up the 'Light' shade when I was in Superdrug, in London a few months back. I was apprehensive about using it initially because I'm so pale; most contour powders/ bronzers look terrible on me. However, I was pleasantly surprised with this kit! The palette comes with a beautiful matte brown contour powder and pearlescent highlight powder. The contour powder looks scarily dark in the pan at first, but it looks better once applied and blended on to the skin. After around 4 months of using the palette, it's safe to say I'm absolutely head over heels for it. The difference a little contouring makes is unbelievable! The contour powder is pigmented, and I apply only the tiniest bit to my face. It doesn't look too orangey or dark on my skintone, and defines my features flawlessly - I apply it to my cheekbones, temples, jawline and sometimes down the sides of my nose. It's also great to blend into the crease of the eye for further dimension, when wearing darker, smokey eyeshadow shades.
I'm a highlighter addict, so it's no surprise to me that I absolutely adored the highlighter in the palette after my first use. It's pigmented, not chalky in the slightest and gives such a healthy glow to the skin once applied. I apply highlighter quite liberally, and find this stays on throughout the day and doesn't budge. I apply it to the high points of my cheekbones, the arches of my eyebrows, my cupid's bow and on the inner corners of my eyes. Likewise to the contour powder, I sometimes buff a swipe of the highlighter over my eyelids if I want to brighten up the area and look more awake.
Sleek makeup isn't readily available in Ireland unfortunately, but you can buy it online at Cloud 10 Beauty. For €9.95, it's safe to say that this is one of the greatest affordable products on the market - if not the best contour kit available out there. I highly recommend giving it a go, as only after trying this out did I realise how much contouring can change the face. 

What's your favourite contour kit, have you tried this one before?
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25 comments

  1. i adore this palette! i usually wear these colours :)

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  2. I would love this pallet but I live in the States :( Nice swatches though!!
    xoxo Debby

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  3. I love my hoola from benefit however you have to be careful not to use too much. Highlighter I love to use is NARS new order!

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  4. They have Superdrug in Tallaght!

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  5. My sister has got me this for Christmas and I'm just so excited to have it, I can't wait! I've heard such good things.

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    Megan xxx

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  6. This looks great, I would love to try this
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  7. Great review, this is definitely on my wishlist :) I love sleek blushes!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  8. My all time favourite! Perfect for nose contouring :)

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  9. Glad you like the contour/highlight palette Leanne. I'm a big fan of Sleek, myself. I adore the eyeshadow palette that they sell (12 eyeshadows for £7.99? Yes please!)

    Any beauties looking to buy Sleek but are not in the UK: You can buy Sleek makeup on their website (sleekmakeup.com) and they deliver worldwide! :)

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  10. I've never tried any Sleek products before but will definitely be trying this out after your review. I'm always on the lookout for a matte bronzer that doesn't go on chalky so this sounds like it's right up my alley!

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  11. I havent used this in ages! I think I need to break it out again! xxx

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  12. Definitely my favourite Sleek product! I bought mine in early August and STILL haven't hit pan- this stuff lasts ages!

    Emily x

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  13. Been thinking of getting this for ages, I'm deffo getting it now! Thanks x

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  14. I've been dying to get my hands on this!
    Superdrug by me keeps selling out of them (agh)


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  15. I love sleek's products, I'd love to try this, sounds great


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  16. I would love this pallet but I live in the States,really want to try it.
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  17. Great review! You've made me want to try this kit now!

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  18. I've wanted this for agessss, think I'll definitely bite the bullet and buy it now haha :P

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  19. This is next on my things to get list,I've been wanting it for ages!

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  20. I really wanna know how to contour. Lucky You!


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  21. I bought this ages ago, and I am too.. very pale, and didn't get on at all with this. Maybe I should give it another go seeing it worked so well for you? Thank you :)
    Gem xox

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  22. It's so hard to find good contour colours for pale, Irish skin. I'm heading to london in a few weeks, definitely thinking about picking this up! On a side note the sleek website actually deliver to Ireland now with relatively cheap shipping =]
    Sam.
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