Sleek – Face Form Contour Palette
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Contouring is big news at the moment in the make-up world and I love looking at ‘before and after’ pictures on Pinterest and Instagram. If you’re new to contouring then you might be interested in the Face Form palette from Sleek. I was actually looking to buy Sleek’s Face Contour Kit palette which is similar to this but doesn’t include a blush, so I went for this Face Form instead.
The Face Form palette contains 3 pressed powders of equal sizes, a dark contour powder, a pale highlighting contour powder and a blush. The dark contour powder is really nice, it’s a subtle matt bronze colour with no hint of shimmer and it works really well when blended under the cheekbones or around the contour of the forehead. Unfortunately I find the pale highlighting shade too shimmery and it leaves the face looking a bit shiny particularly when you apply it around the nose area (no one wants a shiny nose right?). The blush shade is a pinky red with a golden shimmer to it, probably not the sort of shade I would buy normally and I don’t think it really suits my pale skin.
When using any powder for contouring you need to ensure you blend the shades really well so you don’t end up with stripes on your face. Ideally I would suggest using a clean brush for both the darker and lighter shades, but if you’re using the same brush then apply the pale shade first and try to remove as much of the highlighter as you can on the back of your hand before switching to the darker powder.
This Face Form contouring powder should be applied AFTER foundation – just as you always apply foundation after powder – however if you are using a cream contouring product then that should be applied BEFORE powder.
Sleek’s Face Form palette comes in 4 shades, I have been using the ‘Light’ one.
As usual with all of the Sleek products I’ve tried I love the packaging, the graphic cardboard boxes housing the matt black palettes, and I think it’s great that their palettes all include large clear mirrors inside the lids. It’s just a shame this palette isn’t quite my cup of tea. I’ll definitely be using the darker powder for contouring, but will probably just use the paler shimmery shade for the occasional highlight on the tops of cheekbones and browbone as I think it’s too shiny to use as a contour powder.
Face Form contour palette is priced at £9.99, available from Sleek. Sleek are currently offering 30% OFF all orders placed online this weekend (offer ends 23:59 on 06/07/2014), just enter code SLEEK30 at checkout.
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