Friday, 2 October 2015

Sleek MakeUP Haul - Contoured to perfection and still Cruelty Free

 I've been using Sleek MakeUp contour kits for nearly a year now and I'm only just writing this post. I think it's a combination of hopeless blogging and the fact a tiny part of me wants to keep these to myself. However, the time has come to share because everyone has gone contour crazy and if you're going to chisel those cheekbones into perfection, why not feel extra good about yourself and choose cruelty free whilst you're at it?
I've picked two brilliant kits from Sleek MakeUP to share with you, their Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette and their Corrector & Concealer Palette. First up, contour brushes at the ready...

Sleek MakeUP Face Form Palette in 'Light' - £9.99

Okay so this is the wonderful 'Face Form' palette from Sleek in shade 'Light'. It is available in four shades: fair, light, medium and dark. The palette is made up of a contouring powder, a highlighter and, depending upon the shade you choose,either a blush or a bronzer in the last third of the palette. As you can see, the shade I use 'Light' comes with a gorgeous peachy pink blush. It's priced at a reasonable £10.00 but you can get it from Superdrug for £9.99 and they usually have some kind of offer on too!
Contour Powder
The pigmentation in the contour powder is second to none. As you can see from the photo the colour might appear very dark (if in doubt choose a shade lighter than usual) but this means that you only need to use a tiny amount to see a big difference and you can build definition as desired. The colour of the contour powder is super matte which helps create a much more natural shadow on the face as opposed to a shimmery bronzer.  
 On to highlighting....
Once again, the pigmentation in the highlight is really lovely and one sweep will give a pearly iridescent glow to the tops of your cheeks and brow bones. It sits really nicely on top of all foundations I have used and blends easily to achieve a natural look. I really love this highlighter although I will mention that the colour is definitely more of a cool glow than a warm for those with darker skin tones, however adding a touch of the peachy blush from the palette warms it up on days when you want to look a bit more bronzed.
I also wanted to mention how brilliantly long-lasting this product is. A massive bonus of the high pigmentation is that the contour powder in my original palette lasted for a year before I had to replace it (the highlighter ran out slightly earlier than this as I tend to get a bit highlighter happy). The value for money sends this product right to the top of my good books!

Sleek MakeUP Corrector & Concealer Palette in 02 - £7.99

This is the awesome Sleek corrector and concealer palette which works perfectly before the contour kit to cover up any dark shadows below the eyes or alongside the highlighter to define the cheekbones, nose and brow bone.
The palette is made up of a corrector colour, a concealing colour and a setting powder. The palest shade in the palette is the corrector colour which is applied first to brighten and neutralise any shadow or discolouration and the second colour in the palette is the concealer which helps to blend the corrector colour in with your foundation or skin; so when choosing your shade you want the second colour in the palette to be as close a match as possible with your foundation or natural skin tone.
The corrector colour and concealer are both a really creamy consistency which makes blending a dream although it can mean that coverage is slightly compromised so when using under the eyes I've found it best to use either your fingers or a sponge to dab into the skin as opposed to a brush. The setting powder is a nice touch that helps any concealed areas to stay in place and contains SPF 15 to protect your skin, which is a bonus.
This palette is £7.99 which for me is perhaps a little pricey for a concealer, but the combination of three elements perhaps makes it worth it. 

So there we are, that's my Sleek MakeUP  dream team for contouring and concealing. If you have any thoughts, tips or questions please don't hesitate to comment below :)

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