Create Your Own Cheekbones with Sleek Cream Contouring Palette

Contouring is not going away. Whether it’s a beauty trend like strobing or something timeless like dewy skin, highlights and shadows will ALWAYS be a much loved beauty technique. 

Depending on what you’re trying to do, there are a whole host of contour Kardashian style products available but what’s best for the every day natural contour look?

New to stores this month is the Sleek Cream Contour Palette. What’s new with that you might think? We’ve seen sculpt and glow palettes before, right? The trick, my friends, is all in the cream formula. OOOOOH CREAM FORMULA – the marmite of makeup. Some people love them, some people hate them

Personally, my oily skin means I’ve always preferred powder but I’m very slowly coming round to the benefits of cream formulas – the result is always much more natural, more skin like and more ‘your skin but better’ (which is basically my whole beauty ethos here)

I love it when a brand acknowledges that beauty is never one size fits all and this Sleek Contouring Palette comes in THREE shades – Light, Medium and Dark. 

I’d be really interested to know if the colours suit darker skintones! They do look slightly on the warm side, but I think they would suit a lot of skin tones.

The cream contour palette comes with six shades of highs and lows, plus a handy little guide which tells you what to apply where. The formulas glide on like a dreeeeam.

In fact, the best thing about the formula is how blendable it is – the cream texture looks much more like skin than powder and you can blend lines by patting with a sponge.

How To Apply?

I like to apply using a dense, short bristled brush like the Expert Face Brush or EcoTools Skin Perfecting Brush, before using a beauty blender to pat on the edges to diffuse the cream.

I’m not going to lecture you on the how to contour but essentially it looks a bit like this!!!

The finished result is striking, yet glowy and somewhat lit from within. I’m really pleased with the results and since it’s a tenner, I would DEFINITELY buy this for myself. The high-end Anastasia equivalent is almost 4 times more expensive! 

The only downside for me if that with great blendability comes a sacrifice and I find that it can feel a touch oily as the day goes on, especially because I have oily skin. 

The cream contour is also not as razor sharp HD as contouring powder, so it’s more suited if you want a natural real-skin effect. I can see myself using this during the day on “no makeup” days, and in the summer when I’m trying to achieve a plumped up looking glow. I probably wouldn’t use it on nights out-out because it’s not intense enough (I prefer a full fake face when I go out)

The shades are really useful for concealing and brightening too since the skin-like finish means it can be used all over the face. Super pleased with this – it’s on my recommendation list!

You can buy the contour kit online at Boots or available at Superdrug – help fund my beauty habit and buy through these links!!

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Zoe Bayliss Wong
Zoe Bayliss Wong

Zoe is a Forbes ’30 under 30′ finance pro, style writer, presenter and panellist, working for a fashion startup and trying to live that best life in the most IRL way possible.

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