Rimmel London Sculpting Palette Review | Blogmas Day 6

Hey Sweeties,

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.

Rimmel London Sculpting palette

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.

Rimmel London Sculpting palette

Rimmel London Sculpting palette

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-

Rimmel London sculpting palette

Before blending (I have all three products on here)

Rimmel London sculpting palette

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?

Remember to enter my giveaway -to see what’s included and to enter, click here.

Until tomorrow x

 

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Two New Makeup Brushes from The Body Shop for Contouring & Highlight

Hey Sweeties,

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.

The Body Shop Makeup brushes contouring and highlight

The Body Shop Makeup brushes contouring and highlight

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Learning how to Contour & Sleek Cream Contour Palette Review | August Blogs

Hey Sweeties,

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.

Sleek Cream contour

Blending Sponge

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.

Sleek Cream contour

Sleek Cream contour

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.

Sleek Cream contour

Sleek Cream contour

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

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