I never fully managed to assimilate into the whole contouring trend, to be honest. Whilst I appreciate how the craftsmanship that goes into creating a perfectly sculptured face, I’ve avoided it for the following reasons:
When it comes to this kind of stuff, I normally tend to stick to using a bit of highlighter under my eyes and on the tip of my nose to make me look more radiant. There’s also a lack of darker cream contour shades in the UK and I’ve always struggled to find a formula that is darker than my skin tone which, I mean…2017 cmon.
Sleek kindly sent me their Cream Contour Kit in Extra Dark(!) to have a bit of a play around with, and I must say it’s really reassuring to know that there is a good variety of shades for us brown and darker brown girls to play with. The kit consists of six colours; three highlighting and three contouring shades. After watching hella Youtube tutorials, I decided it would be safest to use a damp beauty blender to apply the contour as opposed to a brush as to avoid streaks.
The texture of the shades is very creamy, yet easy to blend in. The formula almost feels like it was lightly whipped before setting.
So I began the process of applying a full contour, while watching a random Youtube tutorial. The procedure was interesting and my thoughts are below!
In conclusion, the contour kit is brilliant. Sleek does it again with a multitude of different shades for all skin tones and the texture is buttery and soft. I would probably contour again if i were to do a beauty photo shoot or something, but for everyday looks, I’ll be sticking with my Sleek highlighting powder (a review of which will be coming soon!)
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