Saturday, 6 August 2011

Sleek Contour Kit

Long before i discovered the Beauty community i naively thought that a bronzing powder was simply a product to make your skin look like you had a tanned, sunkissed look, although a bronzer can quite rightly give you a more sunkissed look, some bronzing powders can also have another use . . .

After watching various make up tutorials on YouTube, i kept hearing the same word/phrase being uttered 'i'm going to CONTOUR now using....' I quickly discovered that contouring was a method using a (usually) matte bronzer to add structure to the face. Contouring is usually used in the hollows of your cheeks, to find these pull the famous fish-face! On your temples and under your jawline.

The contour powder which i use is the widely spoken about 'Sleek Contour Kit', it does exactly what it says on the tin!

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In the compact you get a contour colour (2/3) which is a mid brown matte shade and a simply beautiful highlight shade (1/3) and a little mirror, which could come in useful if you are on your travels!

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The matte brown contour is wonderful, it is now part of my everyday make up routine. I apply it with a slightly tapered powder brush. The contour is pigmented, blends easily and doesn't leave you with an orange stripe down your face, which is always a plus! ;)

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Alongside the contour colour is a highlight shade. Admittedly, i don't use the highlight as much as the contour, simply because it is VERY pigmented and if you wear it in the daytime you would need to apply it very lightly. The highlight is quite apt for when you are hitting the town for a night out though, it adds a dramatic highlight when applied along the top of your cheekbones.

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The Sleek Contour Kit is available in three shades (Light, Medium and Dark. I chose Light) and is available from Superdrug and the Sleek website for a bargain price of £6.50!

Have you tried the Sleek Contour Kit before, or do you use a different product to contour with?

Felicity xo

12 comments :

  1. I hope this isn't a silly question, but where can you buy Sleek Products? :P xx

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  2. @aimsss not a silly question at all. :)
    Sleek products are available at Superdrug or on their website www.sleekmakeup.com

    x

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  3. Ooh, I've been lusting after this for a little while now but I was kind of worried that the powder might be a little too dark (I'm extremely pale), but looking at your swatch, it doesn't seem too bad - I didn't actually know sleek had a website, thanks for the heads up!

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  4. I loveeeeee the Sleek Contour Kit, I've been using it for about a year or so now and it's fantastic! Definitely worth having in your makeup bag!

    Gem x
    www.twinklebug.com

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  5. really want to try this! sleek makeup looks so good. http://openboxjewels.blogspot.com/ X

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  6. defiantly going to buy this when im in england next month, thanks :) xoxo

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  7. I really want to get this! Sleek products are amazing and I'm really excited to try this one. I think contouring makes all the difference <3

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  8. I have this and I love it! My friend always asks me to use it on her before we go out she just says contour me! haha

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