Subtly pretty: Sleek Makeup Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette
I wonder if one day we'll look back and shake our heads at how insane we've become over contouring our faces to submission. Nevertheless, right now it's fun and the results cannot be denied. Who doesn't want a defined, photo-ready face in just a few minutes? I say let's hold on to our contour kits until something better comes along!
One of the latest kits to fall into my clutches is the Sleek Makeup Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette (P875). I quite like it - the colors are stunning, and I appreciate how subtle they are when layered together on my face. I've used it on a bunch of different skin tones and it contoured and highlighted perfectly each time.
There are three shades in the Light palette: a warm tan contour powder with a matte finish, a white gold highlighter, and a peachy pink blush with golden shimmer (strong NARS Orgasm vibes here). At first I thought that the contour powder would lean too orange/peach on my skin but it looks natural. I like that it doesn't stand out too much even when I've layered it several times.
The blush is my fave though! It doesn't show well in my FOTD photo, but this is lakas makaganda (super prettifying) guys. It looks fresh although if you don't like shimmery blushes, this might not work for you. I like shimmer in my face colors, honestly. It just looks more like human skin.
Staying power isn't too bad at about 4-5 hours. Retouching is not a problem as the slim, easy-to-carry compact has a nice wide mirror.
I can't think of anything I don't like about the Sleek Makeup Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette. The colors are on point for my medium skin tone, the powders themselves are a dream to blend and diffuse, and the staying power is good. If you're looking for a studio level contour kit though, this may be too natural looking for your purposes. This is a fantastic everyday palette as it won't look weird under normal lighting, but under studio lighting, it may not hold up.
Will definitely keep on using my kit. ^_^ Let me know what you've tried this! Do you like contour kits or do you prefer single pans?