As I slowly start incorporating more and more of the makeup I picked up in London in my routine, I’m finally getting to the point where I feel like I’ve used a particular product enough times to warrant a write up. I’ve actually been using these little bits from Sleek quite a bit since they made their way back Stateside with me.
I ended up picking up the Sleek Face Contour Kit in medium, and their blush in Rose Gold and Antique. The packaging is a semi-matte black, and actually reminds me a lot of some of the NARS products.
Unfortunately, the outside is going to get dirty. It seems like all of the random remnant powder floating around in my makeup bag gravitates to these like they’re magnetic. I do really like how portable they are though, they close pretty securely so I’m never afraid of them coming open and getting my bag even more messy. That being said – they aren’t difficult to open either (huge pet peeve of mine, keeping a product so secure that even I can’t get into it – I mostly find this happens with tin containers…). The mirror is a nice size too.
By far my favorite is the blush in Rose Gold (pictured right). It looks exactly like the name implies, it is just stunning. I may or may not have went through a few different Boots locations before I was able to find it too. #MakeupAddictOnAMission. I’ve read that it might be a dupe for the Nars blush in Deepthroat, but I haven’t made it to Sephora recently to swatch it. When I finally do, I’ll post the results on Twitter/Instagram to let you know how well that rumor rings true. Antique (pictured left) on the other hand, is a bit of a browny-dusty-rose color. I really like it for days that I don’t feel like spending time on a contour, but just want a little sweep of color. A little bit of an all in one if you will. Both shades are pretty blendable, so you won’t end up with that tell-tale line unless that’s the look you’re after.
I picked up the Face Contour Kit in medium, but even after spending time under the African sun, I wish I would have picked it up in light. Not necessarily because of the intensity of the color, but mostly the undertones. The bronzer is a little more orange than I’d like, but thankfully it’s not too noticeable unless you pile it on. All in all it’s a pretty decent little bargain kit to have around. Are there other contour kits that are better quality? Of course. But the less than $10 price tag on this one still makes it pretty appealing. Especially if you are just starting out with the contour trend.