Contour Confidence: Sleek Face Form Contouring And Blush Palette
For as long as I've worn makeup, I've been a dedicated blusher user. There were a few years in my life when I thought I could pull off wearing bronzer (because every girl in my school wore bronzer and I was desperate to look like I, too, had an all-year round tan) but with a pale pink complexion, I've learned to realise that my face is better suited to a pinker cheek sculptor.
Fast forward to 2016 and gone are the days where we immaturely dab a bit of blusher on our cheeks to give us a rosy glow. Now, every makeup wearer seems to use approximately 1000 different makeup tools to achieve their 'everyday look' and be an expert in contouring. The former - I can definitely relate. I have so many different makeup applicators, it's becoming an unhealthy obsession (my BeautyBlender is currently my life). The latter, however, I don't profess to posses the skills of a contouring Queen but thanks to my Sleek Face Form Contouring And Blush Palette in Fair, I'm armed with a product that defines my cheek bones perfectly.
I have to admit, as much as I can appreciate the skill and effort that goes into a full face contour, I prefer to create a more subtle contour look for myself, focusing on cheek bone definition. Rather than carry around several different products (I have a habit of taking a small 'essentials' makeup bag with me everywhere), the Sleek Face Form Palette contains everything you need to create a gorgeous contour without the need for military precision application: a dark contour powder, a highlighter and a blush.
First things first, I create a good base to create a smooth, even complexion. Then, I apply the contour powder with a Mini BeautyBlender in a line running from my ear towards my mouth. After blending, I apply the blush to the apples of my cheeks using a contour brush. Finally, I apply the highlighter to the apples of my cheeks and blend. And there you go! Contouring made simple.
Of all the contouring palettes that I've tried, the Sleek Face Form Palette is compact, affordable and blends really easily. It creates a lovely, soft contour with colours that work nicely with my pale skin tone. I usually struggle to find complementary pink-based products but the Sleek Face Form colours work perfectly for me (it's also available in Medium and Dark for those with darker complexions). And retailing at £10, it's an absolute bargain.
How do you like to contour?