22 October 2014

Sleek Contour Kit | Review

Sleek Contour Kit in Medium

Along with the Sleek Blusher I previously bought, I felt I needed to check out the Sleek contour kit. Being on a budget, this product felt like a really great option, providing both a contour and a highlight. 

Sleek Contour kit in medium for that chiselled Kim Kardashian look

Sleek Contour kit in medium for that chiselled Kim Kardashian look

Sleek Contour kit in medium for that chiselled Kim Kardashian look

Much like the blusher, the packaging is also very classy and simple, much like Sleek’s products itself. Also, despite holding two products, the packaging isn’t at all bulky or too big, which can often be a major put-off. As a beginner who has never tried contouring before, this ‘kit’ honestly made it much easier, especially with the little paper guide they include with the product.

Once again, you do need a light hand when applying this, especially with the darker shade, but once you get the hang of it you get a brilliant result. It is easy to blend and you can build it up to as dark as you like. It is a lovely matte colour too that gives you a ‘natural’ contoured look whilst the highlighter adds a little shimmer to the top of your cheekbones for more definition and compliments the darker shade really well.

For me, this nearly lasted all day as it did begin to fade towards the evening, but I was still very pleased with it. As it faded towards a more subtle look, I for some reason felt more at ease when wearing it (I had a fear it would be too dark and Kardashian-esque like but it was surprisingly very natural looking.)

The highlight is even more beautiful, leaving a shimmery finish that you can build up as much as you like. You can also apply this anywhere for more of a glowing look, as advised by the handy leaflet that came iwth it.

For a beginner at contouring, I think this kit is perfect. With both shades complimenting each other well, and the easily blendable product, I would recommend this, but if you feel a bit too scared at first I would probably think twice as it is very pigmented and therfore not as forgiving if you go a bit over the top!

It also goes really well on its own or with a bit of Sleek’s blush for a little more colour, which I reviewed here.

Until next time

Aliya x

16 October 2014

Sleek Blusher | Review

Sleek Blush in Pomegranate

When it comes to blushers, many drugstore brands seem to not do an amazing job in creating something that is highly pigmented but also long-lasting enough for daily use. Zoella has been raving about Sleek blushes recently, so naturally, I had to buy one for myself and see how it checks out. 

Sleek Blusher in Pomegranate Makeup review

Sleek Blusher in Pomegranate Makeup review

Beautiful Sleek Blusher in Pomegranate Makeup review

The subtle black packaging seems pretty good quality and gives it a really ‘sleek’ look (mind the pun). Its also a nice size that makes it fine for travelling with but also contains lots of product so I don't think I'll be hitting pan anytime soon. It also has a cool little mirror, a rareity in products these days! It makes it great for any touch-ups in the car and saves you having to carry a little mirror too.

To apply, you just need a light hand and I recommend a good blusher brush as cheap ones tend to get too much product on which can give you a clown-like appearence if your not careful!
As soon as it touches your cheeks you can see the difference, and what I love about it is you can build it up as much as you like. I love this shade as it gives the perfect flushed look I desire, although I found that the other shades are just as beautiful. The shade Flushed is perfect for a more dramatic evening look, whilst Rose Gold is claimed to be a dupe for Nars Orgasm and has a gorgeous natural shimmer to it that looks good on all skin tones.

Depending on how much you apply, the lasting power can vary but it seems to stay on for most of the day, leaving a faded look by the evening. I didn't expect amazing results as it doesn't seem to matter what blush I choose, it is usually the first product to disappear off my face after a long day! For the price though, I still think its worth it even if it means touching it up once or twice throughout the day if you wish to maintain that intense look. For people who can't afford the high-end blushes like Nars, this is a great dupe that I would definetly recommend.