Friday, 15 February 2013

Sleek Face Form in Fair Review

I have wanted the sleek face contour kit for quite a while now, and I have also wanted to try their blushes, so when I was in Superdrug the other day and came across the bronzer and highligher from the face contour kit AND a blusher all in 1 palette for £10 I had to get it, and I have to say Sleek really are brilliant!

 It comes in the above card packaging/box, which I personally think isn't necessary and a bit of a waste of paper, but hay ho. You open it and inside is the lovely sleek (yes, sleek) rectangular packaging which I LOVE, it reminds me slightly of the Nars packaging, however this one doesn't get anywhere near as messy as the Nars ones do. The box itself is smaller than you'd probably expect but I think a lovely size, especially for travelling or popping in your handbag. It isn't flimsy, and the box doesn't open really easily so it wont get your bag all messy! (MASSIVE BONUS)

You open it up and inside is a beautiful bronzer, highlighter and lovely blush (looks a bit scary in the pan but it's amazing on).

I love the bronzer because it's not at all orangy and it's practically matte, it has the tiniest amount of shimmer in but so do practically all bronzers, if you want to contour with bronzer then the less shimmer the better. It goes so nicely onto the skin, it's easy to blend and because I got the colour 'fair' in this palette it's not too dark for my white as white skin tone, which I find sometimes my Nars Laguna is (but I do adore that bronzer).
The highlighter is a really lovely light pink shade with shimmer running through it, when applied it comes out very light, which is obviously what you want with a highlighter and it's not gold or metallically like my favourite highlighter (Mac MSF, review here) but sometime's it's nice to have a change, and it's not so full on so if you've gone bold with other areas of your make up you don't want an overly shimmer gold toned highlighter.
The blusher is gorgeous, it's a bright corally, goldy peach colour with gold shimmers, like I said before it does look slightly scary and bright in the pan but once applied (gently with a soft hand) it looks gorgeous, it gives such a nice glow to the face and compliments the bronzer and highlighter well. I believe you can get this blush individually as well, it's called Rose Gold and it's a well known dupe for the high end blusher Orgasm by Nars. Rose Gold is less pink than orgasm and less shimmery but apart from that they are extremely similar, especially when applied.

Left to right - Bronzer, highlighter, blusher.

All 3 of these powders are extremely highly pigmented, a little will go a long way and they will last ages. They are so easy to blend, very flattering to my skin tone, I got the fair palette but they also do the colours light, medium and dark to choose from, so there's one to suit everyone!
They last for hours and hours and they're just beautiful. For £10 I think this palette is an absolute bargain, the quality of the packaging and the powders is up there with the high-end brands! I would definitely recommend this Face Form palette from Sleek.

Available from selected Superdrug stores and on the SLEEK WEBSITE.

Do you own this palette or would you like to?
Do you own any other Sleek products?

Friday, 8 February 2013

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle Review

Today I thought I would share with you my favourite product at the moment! I know so many people rave about this, and yes, I have jumped on the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish bandwagon! But ohhh it's so lovely.

This product is a highlighter, I use it on my cheek bones, top of my nose and under my eyebrows to highlight my face. I just swirl my contour brush in there, tap off the excess so it's not too overloaded, and sweep it in the desired areas of the face. It makes the face look a lot slimmer and 'highlights' those areas of your face! The texture of this skin finish is beautiful, so velvety soft and light! I feels just amazing to put onto the skin, it doesn't make your skin feel clogged up or heavy, it's just really nice. It gives a wonderful glow to the face and leaves me looking a lot healthier, more awake and brighter.
I think highligher is quite an easy product to get wrong, some have WAY too much glitter or look way too heavy....looking like you've dipped your face in a bowl of glitter glue isn't a good look! But this gives a perfect dewy, soft finish to the skin and I think it would be very hard for someone to go wrong with this.

This looks wonderful in photographs, especially if you're using a flash because the light picks up the shimmer extremely well. The colour looks quite pinky, or even a tad orange in the pan, but it doesn't come across at all like that on the skin. It's quite metallicy, sparkly and a light peachy gold colour....PERFECT for highlighting.
It's so pigmented, you only need such a tiny amount of this product, a little definitely goes a long way! So it's going to last me a while which I'm super happy about; I know people who have had this for years and it still looks brand new!
The packaging is great also, standard Mac packaging. It's very smart looking, easy to keep clean and won't pop open in your makeup bag....I do wish it had a mirror though for on the go touch ups, but luckily it does last ages and ages so I will let them off for that one!

Heavy swatch - MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
I think this product would suit all skin colours because you can build it up, and all skin types because it is very gentle on the skin (as it's a mineral based product). 
I can't recommend this product more, I can't think of anything negative to say about it really, it would be such a great addition to anyone's make-up bag, would be used all year round and it will last AGES, which makes the high price tag of £21.50 a lot more worth it!

Do you have this Mac MSF in Soft & Gentle? Or will you be trying it?

What's your favourite beauty product at the moment?

Sunday, 3 February 2013

35 Facts About Me

I have seen lots of people doing the 25 Facts About Me post, and I thought I'd give it a go....but put a slight twist on it!
As I haven't been on here long and you probably don't know much about me, I thought I'd do more...I thought I'd do 35...Maybe that's quite a lot, but you don't have to read them all!
So, here goes.

1. I have the same birthday as my mum - 19th March... (remember that!)
2. My favourite subject at school was English, I like language and writing...that's why I started a blog!
3. I love winter and I hate summer.
4. I like being on my own.
5. I love live music, the atmosphere in big venues is amazing. Seeing Ed Sheeran at Wembley was incredible. 
6. When I read a book I sometimes imagine I'm the main character.
7. I wear pyjamas more than I wear clothes, because they're comfy and I love them.
8. I like baking cakes, I make the best fairy cakes.
9. I attended the Queens 80th birthday party at Buckingham Palace.
10. I have stayed friends with people before even though I really didn't like them. I did it because I didn't want to be lonely.
11. I hate cartoons, I just can't watch them! They make me feel ill.
12. I never cry at films. Ever.
13. I think dogs are the best animals in the world, but unless you've owned them (and been a nicer owner) you won't understand them.
14. When I'm bored I sometimes go on Rightmove and look at houses.
15. The majority of my life I have lived in houses surrounded by fields and gardens, the idea of living in a close or a crowded area scares me, I'd hate it.
16. I plan to go to New York for my 21st birthday, but I also want to go around Christmas time.
17. I don't have a favourite colour, film, song, band, or anything. I like lots.
18. When I was little I wanted to be a dinner lady, I used to pretend I was one.
19. I love Middle Eastern food a lot.
20. I'm very sentimental, I have a memory box full of things that remind me of important and amazing days and wonderful times.

21. My least favourite food is cucumber, I can't stand it!
22. I'm part Spanish, my grandmother is from Spain.
23. I love my country, I can't imagine living anywhere but England.
24. I love animals. That's why I'm a vegetarian.
25. I find it hard to say "I love you". I don't know why. I can type it but not say it out loud to anyone.
26. I hate it when things aren't just and fair in the world, that's why I get passionate about certain issues.
27. I'm scared of falling in love.
28. I used to play the flute, but had to stop because I have double joints in my fingers so it hurt.
29. My favourite film when I was little (3 plus) was Calamity Jane, which is a wild-west themed musical filmed in 1953, staring Doris Day.
30. When you first meet me you'll probably think I'm quite shy, but once you get to know me you'll find out I'm rather weird (but weird is good..okay), I joke around a lot, etc.
31. When I was little I used to make up plays and dance routines and make my sister join in with me and perform them to people.
32. One of the best days of my life was going to Radio 1 and being on the radio for hours with Greg James.
33. I'm one of those people who is seriously annoyed by incorrect spelling and grammar.
34. Sometimes when I'm in a busy place I look at people and wonder what they've been through in life and what they're like as a person.
35. I haven't been doing this blog long, but I really love it, it's become like my baby.

If you read all those then thank you! And sorry if I bored you.
But now you know more about me :)

I'd love it if you told me a fact about yourself 
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