200 followers. Erm… what? Erm… THANKS. I can’t believe that in October last year I started this blog as ‘something to do’ whilst I took a gap year out of education and now I’m blogging as a hobby up to 3 times a week. Crazy! It definitely wouldn’t be possible without you wonderful people reading this right now, so a big smacking kiss on the cheek from me! Today’s post is a review of a product I received for Christmas and has now well and truly earned the status of a ‘Holy Grail’ product. I give you, the Sleek Contour Kit…
I remember watching YouTubers like Tara from Tar Mar and Nicole Guerriero and I noticed that they always ‘contoured’ in their make-up routines, and I was like ‘what?’. I did my background research and learnt that contouring is a technique used to make your face appear slimmer and to define your cheekbones. I was eager to try this out and when my sister asked what I would like for Christmas, I pointed her in the direction of this little beauty, of which by that time I’d heard so many people talk about.
The product comes in three shades; Light, Medium and Dark. In the little travel-friendly kit you get a dark, matte pressed powder which is your contouring product. I use my Real Techniques ‘Multi-Task Brush’ (from the travel essentials set here) to apply this. I simply get some product on to my brush, tap off the excess, do da-duck-face and glide the powder just under my cheekbones. Being a really pigmented powder, you don’t need a great deal and most of the time, one swipe is enough to get your desired effect. It gives an amazing sculpted and defined cheekbone ‘illusion’ that was only slightly visible before and really does slim down the face. I also bring the product up into my temples and ever so slightly onto my jawline to create a shadow and add more dimension to my face. In the other half of the compact, you get a illuminating highlighter powder which is a ever so slightly shimmery pearl shade. With a clean brush I sweep over the powder and dust onto the apples of my cheeks, down the center of my nose and above my cupids bow. When the light reflects off these highlighted areas it gives your face a beautiful, yet natural and really healthy glow. I love that both the powders are really pigmented, meaning that a little goes a long way and it is going to last forever. Even though I own the lightest shade it is fairly dark, so if your my skin colour or even a tad darker I would still recommend going for the ‘Light’ shade as like I said, the colour pay off is excellent. The only downside I can say is the packaging; Even though it’s small and handbag-size this is the type of packaging that gets dirty incredibly easily and is in constant need of a good wipe. Overall Rating: 9/10.
Do you own this product? What products do you contour with? Let me know, thanks for reading!