I’ve been putting off this post because I’m still a little new to this contouring thing – as someone who basically has no cheekbones, I don’t really have a lot to contour and I feel like I quite often just look a clown in any attempt to sculpt a non-existing jawline. I’m learning to work with what I have (or don’t have, if we’re talking discernible cheekbones). This is where the Sleek contour kit comes in handy.
If you hadn’t guessed by now I’m a loyal fan of Sleek. Cruelty free, a wide range of vegan products, flawless lipsticks and the brand that has given me my perfect brow product, they really can’t do much wrong (except the fact that the i-Divine palettes aren’t vegan which means I can’t buy any more).
The Sleek Contour Kit comes in classic Sleek matte black packaging – another thing I love about the brand is how… Sleek everything is. Nothing is too bulky or takes up too much room, and it always looks more expensive than it really is.
Packaging aside, the contour powder is a lovely buttery formula that is just about perfect for making my face look a little less like the moon on a good day. It blends super smoothly (helpful for those of us who have a habit of going a little OTT), and is just about the right shade for my fair skin. It’s super buildable (which is why to swatch I had to really layer it on).
One thing I will say for the Sleek Contour Kit is that while it works for my cheeks, it’s not quite the right shade for a full-face contour. Around my forehead or nose it has a habit of coming across a little dirty in shade which isn’t ideal. Regardless, this is what makes this the perfect daily kit – quick and easy to use and add just a hint of shape to the cheeks.
The highlight is of a similar formula – and one I really am a fan of. It offers a similar glow to my Mary Lou Manizer – only not quite so megawatt, which is a little easier on the eye for every day use. Once again it’s super buttery and long lasting on the skin, and surprisingly even works nicely for a more natural look. It’s buildable too, which means that it can totally be used subtly for a day in work or all-out for an evening out.
All in all I’m definitely a fan – I only wish it was easier to find a contour powder that would suit my skin tone a little more – although this is as close as I’ve got so far.
What’s your favourite contour kit?
You can get the Sleek Contour Kit in Superdrug for £6.49.