Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Sleek Makeup Face Contour Kit

Sleek makeup has become very popular very quickly thanks so its low prices and well pigmented products and until last week I had only ever tried their eyeshadow palettes and pout paints (which I will be reviewing soon). So I decided to try the contour kit as I had heard good things about it and am always interested in finding products which can create the perfect face shape. I love playing with light and dark on the face particularly during make up shoots but also on myself. It is fascinating to see how certain products can slim the face or accent certain areas and for £6.50 I couldn't resist buying this 2 in 1 kit.

The first thing that impressed me was the packaging. The paper case is came in was nothing special but the product itself has a hard case with a good amount of product and a great sized mirror for application on the go. The matte black design of their palettes is attractive and the lid is sturdy. The kit contains 14g of product in total and the small amount needed each application means that this kit should last a significant amount of time!

The kit is split into two parts, the darker contour colour and the light shimmer highlight shade. The contour colour is matte as a contour powder should be to darken areas such as under cheekbone, along jaw bone and down the sides of the nose to make it look thinner. The lighter shade contains shimmer but isn't glittery so it flatters the skin and is best used to highlight on top of cheekbone (above contour colour) down the centre of the nose or on eyebrow bone. If you want to pull back features use the dark contour, if you want to bring out features use the highlighter.

The colours themselves are not my ideal choices for contouring and highlighting. My favourite contour colour is MAC Sculpt, a pro powder which is less warm and more ashy and grey in tone which looks more natural as a contour colour whereas this is warmer and more like a bronzer tone. However it doesn't look unflattering on the skin and suited me quite well. The highlight is nicer in my opinion, with enough colour to highlight without adding another shade to the face. It looks great when the light catches it.

The texture is a little chalky but for the price I was pretty impressed with the formula and it sat quite nicely on the skin. Drier skins may prefer to work with cream formulations of contour and highlight.

I chose the light version for my skin tone (nc30/beige) but it is also available in medium and dark for deeper skin tones. The light version worked well on me however when I fake tan I could probably afford to go to medium as the light contour colour didn't show very strongly on my skin however that may be down to the pigment of the product itself.

Overall, I was fairly impressed with this kit. It is only £6.50 and a portable kit is extremely handy on the go. Ideally I would have liked a more grey tone to the contour colour however the highlighter worked well and generally this is a great product for practising contouring the face. I would highly recommend it for those of you who are interested in shaping the face but don't want to splurge on high end products. 

Would you like to see a guide on how to contour/highlight? I will use this product on future FOTD posts so you can see it in action!



  1. I love this little kit, for the price it is worth every penny and lasts for absolutely ages. I am not too keen on the highlighter, a little too shimmery for my liking but overall this is a little gem of a product. It has been a little neglected as of late though since I invested in the NARs Laguna. But for a budget quality piece this is spot on as was your review of it.


  2. I've got this in light as well and I'm really impressed with it!

  3. Great post. Really want to try sleek products, and contouring too- so a guide on how to use it would be great! xx

  4. I have this in dark im not fussed on the highlight but I love the contour shade on me it looks really natural x