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    Sleek MakeUp Launches New Collection

    When it comes to make up palettes, Sleek is definitely my number one go to for sparkling sultry greatness. So when I heard they were launching a new range of beauty products, I was literally counting down the days until I went to the Sleek MakeUp Launch Party and finally had their new products in my hands.

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    And it was well worth the wait!

    While I was there, I discovered three new beautiful palates that I know you won’t want to miss out on.

     

    Precious Metal £9.99

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    Precious Metal is gold, glossy and all round good.  The colours are rich and shimmery so it promises you a radiant glow. It’s creamy dewy texture makes it easy to use for blending, so easy that if you wanted you could probably apply it with your fingers. Use Precious metal to highlight your face, lifting your cheek bones for more of a defined contoured look. This is also a multi-functioning palette, which means you get your money’s worth, using it as either eyeshadow or for a nice glistening shine on top of a bronzer.

    In addition to the collection, Sleek have two brand new Eye and Cheek palates that are travel size so you can bring them with you everywhere. It’s really easy to open and close because of it’s snap shut magnetic mechanism, and it comes with a mirror and brush. Colours in these compacts also have a high pigment which makes them long lasting.

    See You At Midnight £9.99

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    With inspiration from Sleek’s Romance i-Divine Palette, See You At Midnight has a range of deep purple tones and an option of either gold or brown suitable for all skin tones. Equipped with four eyeshadow shades and two intense blush colours, I would say this palate would be fantastic for an iridescent evening look.

    Dancing Till Dusk £9.99 

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    These shades were influenced by Sleek’s Au-Naturel i-Divine palette and also have a mix of eyeshadow and blusher. Dancing Till Dusk includes browns and golds which work great for cheek and eye definition. Both coral and pink blushes are bold and bursting with colour, which work well for a fun and flirty look. I’d recommend using this palate for a cheeky night on the town.

    As well as those, Sleek have a new range of lipgloss “Gloss Me” colours to try out – all of them luscious and totally wearable. Sarah Jane Crawford who hosted Sleek MakeUp’s launch tested and wore a gloss with red tones and looked amazing.

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    Along side the make-up, Sleek also have a new collection of “Sleek Loves Gel Nails” varnish available. I tried this out and the colours provide complete coverage and give you a silky smooth finish. My favourite was this beaut up in the forefront called Purplesque.

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    As all the glam goodies made their debut, Sleek gave us a fashion show in which  the new collection was used and put to the test. Here’s some looks from the show.

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    Gorgeous right?

     

    Try them out and let us know what you think!

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    How To Contour Like Kim Kardashian

    The Kardashian sisters raised their cheekbones high and their faces, sculpted instantly. Together they helped to introduce one of the most influencing make up techniques of all time.

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    I think we can all agree that when it comes to contouring, Kim Kardashian takes the crown.

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    Kim spilled the beans when she posted a candid selfie exposing her methods for make up success to the world. Around the globe celebs have been highlighting their faces in order to achieve the same flattering effect.

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    Doesn’t Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna look stunning all contoured and highlighted? This is because contour and highlighting helps to enhance the structure of your face by both pushing forward and drawing backward specific features. It slims your face with the use of light and dark tones to make parts of your face look smaller or bigger, as well as lifting your cheekbones and giving your jawline a bit more definition. The whole point is to create a triangle of light (like the one in the photo below) on your face so light is focused on your eyes, nose, lips and cheekbones.

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    Yes! The secret behind the magic has come out and contouring and highlighting is no longer a trick only known by celebs and top makeup artists. Now everyone can join in on the glam and you don’t need a big fancy makeup kit to do it.  You can purchase the super affordable Sleek MakeUp Face Contour Kit for just £6.49. Inside the kit you’ll find a lighter shade and a darker shade. You should purchase the kit that isn’t extremely far from your normal color, but is a few shades darker and lighter than your normal tone. Just choose from between the light, medium and dark shade kit and get to work with it.

    Now here’s your how to.

    (Use the photo below as a guide for areas to highlight or contour)

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    (1)Complete your face with foundation, as you normally would do.

    It’s important that the following steps aren’t done too heavy otherwise you’ll end up looking more drag queen than beauty queen. Apply lightly and add more if needed after.

    (2)To start highlighting your face, with a brush use the lighter shade of from the Face Contour Kit to fill in the area underneath your eyes, just underneath your eyebrows, along the T-zone (down your nose and across your forehead) of your face and just above your cupids bow on the top of your lips.

    (3)To begin contouring your face, use a soft fluffy eye shadow brush applying the darker shade to the crease above your eyelid.

    (4)Use an angled face small brush and apply the darker shade to the sides of your nose, following its original line. If you don’t follow your own nose line and apply it in a straight line, your nose will end up looking unrealistic.

    (5)Use the same brush to apply the darker shade gliding it around the upper hairline, just under the hollow of your cheekbones back out and on your jaw line. Follow the motion of a 3.

    (6)After this you may want to go in and apply some bronzer on in the same places as stated in the above step

    (7)Now blend the sides of the shades together.

    And there you have it. High cheek bones and a sculpted face.

    Here’s my attempt. It works right?

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    Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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