I’ve got to be honest, I generally don’t buy multi-palettes, particularly from the high street, but following seeing some good reviews of the Rimmel London Sculpting palette, I bought one for myself… quite out of character/purchasing habits but sometimes you do these things! I actually purchased this sculpting palette over the summer and used it throughout, and even now we’re in (let’s be honest) winter, it’s still a favourite.
As packaging goes, this is a pretty neat, stylish and compact little product; I love the (rose) gold design to the lid of the casing and that each section of the sculpting palette is at a slant, rather than squared off. Aesthetically, it is very pleasing to the eye! If it’s not obvious from the photos, the sculpting palette contains: a highlight illuminator, a bronzer, and a blush.
In the image above, I’ll admit I’ve firmly pressed my fingers into the sculpting palette to get a good swatch of the highlight, bronzer and blush… but the pigment of each is actually incredible and need very little effort to see. The first time I dabbed my contour brush into the bronzer to sculpt out my cheeks, I drew a big brown line on my face which to be honest shocked me. However, it blends out beautifully so if you’re someone that likes a strong contour, you’ll love this! See below-
Before blending (I have all three products on here)
All three blended.
What I particularly love about this sculpting palette, is how glowy it makes your skin, regardless if it’s summer or winter, day or night; each of the products has the slightest of shimmer that just works with skin beautifully.
Do you have a favourite sculpting palette?
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Until tomorrow x
Following my recent opportunity to try out The Body Shop’s new colour crush matte lipstick in 429 Osaka Plum (here), and the matte lip liquid in 022 Paris Peony (here), I now have the pleasure of reviewing two makeup brushes from The Body Shop; the contouring brush*, and the point highlighter brush*.
The first thing to note is their appearance, both brushes (which are of course cruelty-free) have super soft synthetic bristles and gorgeous wooden handles which are incredibly dreamy to look at and hold. As you guys know, I have a fairly large collection of makeup brushes (here) and on appearance, the contouring brush and point highlighter brush both make a welcome addition.
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In a recent beauty haul (here), I purchased the Sleek Cream Contour palette having decided that it was a makeup technique that I wanted to learn how to do. Of course I chisel out my cheek bones in my daily makeup routine, and add concealer under my eyes to brighten, but to actually properly contour is something still to master. I also within the same haul, purchased a blending sponge as on Instagram particularly, I had seen this as the preferred application and blending method by many.
I’ve got to say, I really have enjoyed using this Sleek cream contour palette and while I thought I might use it only a couple of times, I’ve used it pretty much every weekend as I’ve been really busy over the summer so far with plenty of opportunity to wear a full face a makeup. Being a novice, I have made full use of the contouring instructions that come with the palette; it simply just explains which contour colour should go wear which is useful for first timers.
While this particular blending sponge isn’t anything to get excited about, I can still certainly see the benefits of a blending sponge over brushes to achieve a particular kind of finish, and for blending cream products it’s definitely recommended. The first couple of times I used the palette, I used a makeup brush to apply the product to my face, and then used the sponge to blend it all together, but I have since used the sponge to apply and blend the products and it works just as well for both.
Once I have blended the Sleek cream contour palette together, I still continue to enhance some areas further with powder products as the cream formula I think benefits from being set with powder. The above photograph shows a completed face of makeup using the palette as well as other products on top and I have been wearing this look most weekends recently. Overall, I would thoroughly recommend the Sleek cream contour palette.
Do you guys like to contour? Do you prefer a cream or powder formula in your products?
Until next time x