Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Review + Swatches

ABH Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Hi everyone!

I know that this palette is definitely not a “new” item but I like reviewing “older” items as well – it reminds me and hopefully you guys to pull it out of your collection and remember why you purchased it in the first place!

ABH Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium

I love the sleek packaging of this palette; it isn’t bulky or heavy – perfect for travelling with. It has a magnetic closure so you don’t have to worry about breaking the clasp. The pans are removable as well; if you want to put it in a Z-palette.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium

The formula differs slightly for each pan; the top left shade (Vanilla) is a sheer matte powder whereas the middle top shade (Banana) is much more pigmented and buttery in texture. The right pan (Sand) has tiny shimmers in it and is very buttery and pigmented. The bottom middle shade (Fawn) is also more sheer in comparison to the other two contour shades.

ABH Contour Kit Light to Medium

These powders are very blendable and look smooth on the skin without looking cakey or heavy. I like how they included a shimmery shade in there so you have a subtle shimmery highlighter instead of the usual all-matte contour kits. However, I feel that two of the contour shades are extremely similar and wish they had a different shade that would pull more bronze rather than red. I really enjoy the middle contour shade; it is perfect for nose contouring!

ABH Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium
Left to right: Vanilla, Banana, and Sand.
ABH Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium
Left to right: Java, Fawn, and Havana

In conclusion, I really like this palette and find myself using the top and bottom middle shades the most. I don’t think there is anything specifically special about this product but I do enjoy it and would recommend to someone who wants a nice contour kit to travel with.

Have you guys tried this contour kit? Comment below!

Click here to purchase.

Sleek Face Contour Kit (Light) Review + Swatches

Sleek Face Contour Kit

Sleek Contour Kit

Hello again, hope your Sundays areย going well!

Today I have a review and swatches on the Sleek MakeUp face contour kit in LIGHT. If you haven’t heard of Sleek, it is a UK brand, they describe their products as having strong pigmentation and being high quality. Since this brand is not available in Canada, you can either purchase it directly from their website orย buy it on eBay. I choose to buy it on eBay because I found a great seller (links below) that sold this for $10.99 CAD with FREE international shipping.

Sleek Contour Kit

Sleek Contour Kit

First off I really like the packaging it is sleek and compact, great for travelling as it has two products in one. You can tell I have really used this product with all the makeup markings on the compact. It is a smooth plastic case, it’s not like the NARS packaging but it still gets makeup marks on it.

Sleek Contour KitSleek Contour Kit

This contour kit consists of a warm contour shade and an extremely pigmented almost-pink, champagne color. They also have this contour kit in medium and dark. The highlight shade does not have any glitter in it and is much more pigmented than the contour shade as you will see from the finger swatches below; it is intense! Some bloggers even compare it to the The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer.

The contour shade looks very warm at first but when blended in and used with a light hand it somehow just works. My skin tone is very light, so I do prefer a cooler taupe shade to contour with during the day as this looks the most natural but when my skin tone is a bit darker, it works for me.

Sleek Contour KitSleek Contour Kit

The only problem I see with this product is that both contour and highlighter do not last as long as I would like on my face. I do have somewhat oily skin but I feel this just fades away too fast, so I like to use it when I know I will only be going out for less than 5 hours or so. Also, once when I was self-tanned I tried using this as a bronzer and that went horribly wrong, it applied patchy; so I will stick with using it as an cheekbone and nose contour for night.

What is your favorite contour product? Do you like cooker or warmer tones?

Click here for the Sleek contour kit in LIGHT, MEDIUM, and DARK

(Unfortunately, the seller has sold out of these kits but I found a new seller that is offering them for the same price)