Thursday, 13 November 2014
Sleek | Face Form Palette
Sleek Face Form Palette | Light | £9.99 | Link
If you're familiar with Sleek products, I'm sure you will have heard about their infamous Face Contour Kit. Known for their hand bag friendly, cheek bone enhancing contour powder and highlighter that has been featured all over blogs for some time. I thought it couldn't get any better, but then Sleek decided to create the Face Form palette and I think all of our make up prayers have been answered.
I've got a bit of an addiction to matte bronzers/contour powders and I often find myself scanning the shelves for my latest fix, which can result in a large dent in my bank balance. Much like the Face Contour Kit, the Face Form Palette includes both the contour and highlighting powder, except it has an additional blusher or bronzer depending on the shade you are. I opted for the shade 'Light' because unlike the original Face Contour Kit, the Face Form Palette comes with an additional shade, "Fair" in which I was unfamiliar with and didn't want to risk getting an orange tinge to my skin if I wasn't careful, so I chose the safe bet. Even though the two lighter shades have a blusher, the two darker ones include a bronzer, I think that Sleek failed on this one because personally I like to highlight, contour and apply blusher, this should still apply for darker shades too, so I think Sleek should have catered for everyone on the blusher front.
Contouring is something that definitely gets better with practice and no one can expect razor sharp cheekbones from just one sweep of a brush. I often make weird faces to find my cheekbones and then apply to contour powder to the hollows of my cheeks, temples and a little around my nose. The most important part of contouring is blending. No body wants to see you with orange streaks down their face, so ladies blend, blend, blend. I then apply the blusher, along the tops of my cheekbones, but that is all down to personal preference. I swirl my brush around the highlighter, which is a champagne tone that compliments my skin tone, and then apply is to the points that would "naturally glow". Contouring is about faking cheekbones and sculpting your face to create a natural, enhanced look.
I think that this is a lovely product that compliments any make up bag and at £9.99, it is a complete bargain.
Have your tried any Sleek products? What do you think?