Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Sleek Contour Palette: Worth the hype? | Handpicked Beauty

Hey everyone,
I have recently bought the Sleek Face Form Contour Palette in light, because as summer approaches I have been wanting to warm up my pale face a bit. I've never used a bronzer or contour powder before, so I was so excited to finally buy this! It is so affordable for £10 from Superdrug, which is an amazing price considering the pigmentation and quality of the product.

The bronzer is really pigmented, so you have to be careful that you don't apply too much at once, but this means it lasts for longer. I do find it has a slight orange undertone but it's not really a problem if you blend it out properly. This adds a really nice summery glow to the face and defines your cheekbones nicely, so I am so happy with it! The first time I wore it, several people told me I had a tan and looked like I'd been in the sun, so that is a huge bonus for me. I apply it in a B shape across my temples, the hollows of my cheeks and under my jaw. I also use it as an eyeshadow to naturally contour the eye socket, and to slim my nose.

The highlighter is a lovely goldenly pinky colour, and is a really natural shimmer for the face. I don find that it isn't very pigmented and noticeable on the skin but I think this looks more natural and when it catches the sunlight it makes the skin look so dewy and glowy. I apply this gently over my cheekbones, down my nose, my chin, the corner of my eyes and my brow bone. All of the powders are so smooth and finely milled so it feels so silky and light on the skin.

The palette also comes with a rose gold blush, which is a dupe for Nars Orgasm. It is SO gorgeous for summer, and I find it goes really well with my pale complexion. It brightens my skin and looks so pretty! It is super pigmented so like the bronzer, you only need a small amount on the apples of the cheeks to achieve a pretty glow. It is a shimmery shade, so if you apply too much it can look a bit too glitzy, but I think in moderation if you use a light hand whilst you apply it, it will give you the perfect natural shimmer for S/S13!

Overall, I am so glad I purchased this, as it was really cheap and does an amazing job at adding dimension to the face and letting your best features stand out.

Lots of love,


  1. This palette looks fantastic! I wish they sold Sleek products in my country.

  2. If I could, I would purchase this palette! It looks so pretty and must be handy for traveling since you wouldn't have to take three separate products, just a palette :)


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