Sleek Contouring & Blush Palette – Review

Happy hump-day!

I’ve been meaning to review this Sleek contouring palette for quite a while now.  I got it a while back and it immediately made it into my makeup routine but I’ve fished it back out to tell you about 🙂


I got my palette in the shade Light (obviously, I’m about as tanned as milk haha!)  The RRP is £9.99 but I got mine whilst Boots had a 3-for-2 offer on.

The palette comes in a cardboard secondary packaging which has a photo of the shades on the front, making it easy to see what you’re getting.  The actual palette itself is matte black plastic with the logo in self-coloured shiny writing.  It’s just slighty smaller than my hand length, making it a good size for travelling or on the go.

IMG_20150413_113342   (The colours are lighter than they appear here – stupid phone pics!)

The compact contains a mirror the full size of the lid, which is really useful if you’re using it away from home.  There are three powder shades inside – a matte, blendable contour powder; an illuminating powder highlighter and a shimmery powder blusher.

Contouring Powder

Although the shade of the contouring powder may initially scare pale people like me, it doesn’t come out as dark as it looks in the pan!  It is matte, which is perfect for contouring – you don’t want any shimmer in the ‘shadow’ parts of your face you would contour, otherwise it defeats the point!  I would prefer a slightly ‘greyer’ shade rather than browny, as it replicates shadows on the face more accurately.  This is fine for light, basic contouring though.

It blends well and is buildable, depending how much contouring you want to do.  It could also be used as an overall bronzer.


This highlighter is a champagne colour with a very fine, golden shimmer.  It’s pretty pigmented, so a little would go a long way.  It could be used as a brow-bone highlight and even a light wash of eyeshadow.  This is a really nice highlighter which I can see lasting me a long time!  Again, the powder is soft and blendable.


The blusher is… not my favourite, but a lot of people will really like it.  It’s only because I prefer my blush to be matte, and this has a golden shimmer running through it.  It reminds me massively of Benefit’s Coralista – it’s a very similar coral shade.  Again, it is soft and blendable; also super-pigmented… a little goes a long way!  I would probably only use the blush for a night out, as it would be a bit full-on for daytime wear for me.  Maybe on a darker skintone it would be more subtle.


Here’s a photo of me wearing everything from this palette.  I really need a decent camera… phone pictures just don’t cut it for makeup blogging!


Overall, this is a really well put together contouring kit.  It is good value as you are essentially getting three products for under a tenner.  Sleek also do this palette in medium and dark, so there is plenty of choice depending on your skin colour.  I would definitely recommend this palette for the price, and especially if you’re a fan of shimmer!

Also, if you’re after a Coralista dupe – you’ve found it here, with two additional products, for half the price!

Have you tried contouring?  Which products do you use?  Let me know in the comments or follow me on social media.  I love hearing from you!

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0 thoughts on “Sleek Contouring & Blush Palette – Review

  1. Sally. says:

    I love this palette so much, I actually quite like the blusher too but like you sometimes I’m in the mood for more of a matte look. Actually all three shades are amazing quality, such a bargain of a purchase!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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