I’ve always found it hard to find contour kits that are easy to use, and yet very affordable. 2011 has been very kind to me, that I was able to find one really remarkable shading/highlighting kit – Sleek Makeup’s Contour Kit in Medium.
2011 was the year when Sleek had its “soft-domination,” amongst beauty enthusiasts in Manila. Sleek is actually a really popular makeup brand in the UK, and is really known for their pout paints (very much like OCC’s Lip Tar) and their lipsticks with really nice, and bold shades. But me, I’m finding solace in their contour kits, as I really need it.
My face, I feel, is okay. It’s oval, but heart-shaped. But sometimes, I feel that my face gets fat from all the eating that I do. Do you sometimes feel that your face is fat? I know some people do, but I know that sometimes, I do. I don’t intend to save up for surgery because I’m not THAT bothered by it that it kills my self esteem, but sometimes, I’d love that well-sculpted face, and when I know that it can be done by makeup, I do it. I mean why not? Makeup is fun, and makeup can transform you. I firmly believe in the power of makeup, and I just must love contouring as it makes a huge difference on my face! Slimming techniques on the face in just a few strokes? Game on!
Sleek Makeup’s Face Contour Kit contains two shades for your shading needs – one dark shade, that is matte in texture, to be applied on the areas that you’d like to recede, and a slightly shimmery light shade that should be applied on features that you’d like to pop out. It’s a contour, and a highlighter, in one compact.
I applied the darker shade on the following areas for the following purposes :
- the hollows of my cheeks to help lengthen my face and less round, make my cheekbones pop out and give some dimension to my face (using a contour/angled blush brush)
- on my jawline to make my jawline more sculpted and less round, and eradicate the look of a meaty jawline (using a contour/angled blush brush)
- sides of my temples to make my face look thinner and narrower (using a contour/angled blush brush)
- I applied the darker shade using a shading brush ( an eye shading brush, that is ) on the sides of my nose to make my nose look more sculpted and smaller.
I applied the lighter, shimmery shade on the following areas :
- using an eye shading brush, I drew a straight line on my nose bridge to make my nose really matangos ( an illusion of a high bridged nose )
- randomly pat on a small amount of highlighter on my forehead (just a dot ), and on top of my lips
- Applied in sweeping motion, using a contour/blush brush on my cheekbones to make my cheeks pop out, as the shading part already made it recede. It would really look 3-d, and make my features pop out!
Sleek Makeup’s Face Contour Kit has three shades available – light, medium, and dark. My skin is on the light spectrum (not fair), and I tried the Light shade from Sleek, but it did not show up that much on me, making it not so effective on my skin color. The Light Shade would be perfect for everyday makeup when you want to contour your face and yet you don’t want it to be really noticeable – a really soft shading, or maybe for really fair skintones, as it wouldn’t look muddy on you. For me, I choose the Medium shade because I only contour my face during social functions and events, and I like my face looking effectively sculpted, specially in photographs. I was really pleased with how Sleek Makeup Face Contour Kit fared when I used it for an event. Take a look – I really saw some shadow on my cheeks!
At P 450.00, I really deem this to be the most affordable contour kit that I’ve ever come across, with such outstanding quality and performance. I’m really, really pleased with this one, and consider this my staple in my full-makeup routine.
sculpted features. I really love doing this! Don’t you?
Sleek Makeup can be bought at online e-tailers http://updatedtrends.multiply.com and http://www.digitaltraincase.com .