A few weeks ago now, I mentioned that I had purchased the Sleek Contour Palette on one of my many shopping trips during the summer holidays. I had wanted to buy the palette for a long time, as firstly I had heard many good things about it, and secondly I was desperate to find a bronzer/contour kit that didn't look too dark on my pale-ish skin.
I'm happy to say that I think I may have finally found a complementary contour/bronzing shade within this palette, as I will explain throughout the rest of this review...
So, I bought this palette from Superdrug and it cost me £6.99, which I believe is definitely an extremely fair price for such a product considering you are getting both a bronzer and highlighter within the set. There are a few shades available, but I got the lightest shade because, as I said before I was looking for a bronzing shade that actually suited my skin tone and was lighter than the others I already have.
The packaging of the palette is really good considering the price- it comes in a sealed box so you know that no one has tampered, or messed with the product before hand. The actual palette is also really cute, as it's sturdy,slim and inside above the two shades is a little mirror which I think is a really nice added feature.
Onto the actual product, and I will start by talking about the bronzer... It's a really lovely muted orangey/brown shade, that looks nice when just worn to add a little colour to the cheeks and face, as well as when built up to contour. To apply the bronzer, I use my real techniques contour brush (see in the above image) as it glides perfectly into the hollow of my cheekbones, and evenly distributes the colour so my cheeks don't end up looking dirty or patchy in any way. When just adding a bit of bronze to my face for a more natural look, I will just lightly brush one coat of the bronzer on, and to contour I will just build up with about two strokes below the cheekbone.
I then just brush the highlighter higher up on my cheeks using a separate blusher brush, so as to create a bit of a glow and shimmer. I really love the highlighter that comes with this palette as it isn't too bright, and is just a light, shimmery shade that gently illuminates and lifts the cheeks.
Overall, as you can probably tell after reading this review (of sorts) , I really do like this product. I wasn't sure that I would get on with it and did hesitate to buy it, but after hearing a lot of good things about Sleek and their palettes, I decided to take the plunge. And to be honest, I'm glad that I did as I'm now pretty sure that I will be revisiting the Sleek stand again and again to try out more of their products!
Have you tried this palette before? If not, what bronzing/contouring products do you use? Please comment below and tell me as I love to find out what products you all use...
Thank you for reading,