I've been wanting the Sleek Contouring kit for absolutely ages now, and i finally gave in and bought it. I had one of those days where you walk into Superdrug, and you buy everything and anything you don't need... ohh its so naughty but it makes you feel so much better doesn't it? :)
The first thing i love about this is the packaging.. It comes in a little box with instructions on the back, and it's a really nice size - fits in your hand perfectly. I really like how Sleek put most of their products in boxes - i think it's a nice little touch (i love their lipstick packaging) and it makes them much easier and neater to store. When you open the box you get the usual matte packaging (of which i really like), and a little instruction booklet.
I purchased mine in the shade 'Light' (although it's the lightest shade it is still quite a pigmented deep shade of brown, so if you're extremely pale i'd probably suggest you swatch this first to see what you think).
I was even more impressed when i opened it. It has a mirror within the lid which is always a big plus for me, and the palette is of a really decent size too. The powder is lovely to apply; its soft, light and blends in like a dream (and it doesn't feel overly 'powdery' either - if anything it feels quite fluffy). The bronze shade is absolutely gorgeous. I've fell in love with it. I've been using the Bourjois 'chocolate' bronzer for AGES but now we are coming in to winter i sometimes find that the subtle shimmer in it looks a bit obvious, so i really like the fact that the Sleek one is just a matte powder - it looks more natural and is more practical for contouring.
The highlighter is also a lovely shade. It's not too bright and it's not overly obvious (of which i HATE in highlighters). You do have to build it up slightly but this isn't a bad point for me as i hate it when products go on too thickly.
I should have really got a photo of my cheeks after using this at some stage this week (silly me), but it really does make your cheekbones look amazingly chiselled and defined. Also, it lasts ALL DAY! (WAHEY!) It didn't go patchy, and it didn't really fade either. I also used the highlighter for underneath my eyebrow arches.
Overall a really damn good product. Well done Sleek :) You've made me one happy little Bethers :)
(I'm currently lusting after Sleek's eyebrow palette..Watch this space!)
On a little side note..
I realised i've lost half of my make up brushes somewhere in my entire house (clueless as to where they've ran off to)..so i bought a little contour brush from Superdrug to use with the Contour Kit.. for £7.99 it's quite a decent brush to have and i'll probably be picking up a couple more from the range extremely soon...
I have many more reviews/hauls coming up later in the week.. I've been on a bit of a make-up binge just recently and i've been testing out lots of different things for you lovely lot :)
The only thing thats annoying me right now..Why is it so flipping DULL in the UK? I can hardly get decent photos anymore unless i sit and wait with my camera for the one hour 'window' where theres actually a decent bit of light!! OOF. Annoying.
I hope you're all having a wonderful week full of loveliness :)