Friday, January 17, 2014

One Brand Review: Sleek Makeup

Hi everyone!

If you guys have watched my youtube channel, you probably know that Sleek Makeup is one of the makeup brands that i've used the most since i came back from London. It's being about a year and a half or maybe 2, and since then Sleek has been one the makeup brands that i have used on every single one of my clients.

Now, Sleek Makeup has being around for about 20 years, making it easier for almost every beauty enthusiast and makeup artist to follow trends, with their products they've managed to get an amazing pigmentation in almost every single one of them, and they know how to make them work. They are a high street/drugstore brand with accessible price range and superior performance makeup.

In this blog, you'll see some swatches of a few of my favorite things, and you will get to see what i really don't like (is just one thing -.-)

Sleek Blushes:
I have 7 blushes, going from natural to pinks, to bright pinks.
All and every single one of them have an incredible pigmentation to them.
They are easy to apply and easy to blend.
Good range of color selection.
They have a really nice feel to them when you apply them to your cheeks.
They are a little bit powder but that is not how they feel when applied to the face.
Also they photograph AMAZINGLY! (applied on the face... actually... anywhere)

Pomegranate: Shimmery blush, it is a bright pink with purple undertones to it, when applied and blended in the skin it gives a sheen where it has a golden -ish glow to it, but you can se the purples/ blue hues to it.

Life' a Peach: This is probably the one that I like the least, even though it is beautiful is really hard to get the color payoff that you normally expect from Sleek Makeup. Matte finish blush, is a light -ish peach color. It looks beautiful for an everyday kind of makeup, it has a warmth to it that will make the skin look healthy.
Rose Gold: It is definitely my favorite one, it has this coral or peach color to it, but it is a shimmery blush, so when you apply it it also has this golden shimmer in it that will give an awesome bronze/ highlighted color to your cheeks. Highly pigmented.
 Flamingo: Matte finish blush, is a bright pink color, it has blue hues to it, and it looks beautiful in photographs, again, highly pigmented and easy to blend.
 Suede: this is one of the blushes i like to use on an everyday basis, is a matte finish blush, with a really natural/ skin like color, but it add such a natural and beautiful warmth to the skin, and it has a flush at the same time that makes your skin look great.
 Coral: is a slightly shimmery blush, but you won't get the same result with this one as you can have with rose gold, it is kind of in between shimmery and matte. but as the name says it a coral color.
 Flushed is the darkest color i own in this range of blushes, it's a reddish pink blush, that has a slight shimmer barely noticeable. highly pigmented and when apply to skin you have to be really REALLY careful because it can look really fake, but when apply correctly it looks great, i used it for a wedding and the bride loved it!

Sleek Glo Face and Body Highlighter:
Both of these highlighter are shimmery.

 from left to right: Peach Shimmer and Bronze Baby.

Peach Baby: is a shimmery highlighter that works great to make a cheekbone stand out, beautiful color (each line) that you can use by itself or you can mix all the lines for it to give you a glow that will make everyone turn around to see you.

Bronze Baby: for me it is more of a bronzer than a highlighter. Perfect product to create a bronzed look for photo shoots oft just for a party.

Left: peach shimmer Right: bronze baby

 Sleek Glisten Me Liquid Illuminator:

Goddess and Empress

On top: Goddess. Bottom: Empress

 Both of these liquid illuminator are easy to work with, you'll need a tiny drop of them to work as highlighter on your cheekbones, or you can use more and accentuate some parts of your body. Goddess is a true golden color, it looks great on darker skin tones, but it can work on light skins, and Empress is perfect for light skin tones, cool toned ones works best.

Blush By 3 palettes:
5 palettes, each one with 3 blushes almost the same size as the ones that i showed you before

 As you can probably tell I color code them so that i know in what family of colors they are.
Name of the palette: PUMPKIN From left to right: LANTERN, SQUASH, P PIE
Lantern: Shimmery blush, reddish/coral color with gold and green shimmer to it, don't be scared of the green, it's just to make the perfect mix so that when you apply it will have the golden glow. 
Squash: Matte blush, medium toned pink, with cool undertones to it.
P Pie: Matte blush, orange (true orange) color, perfect for warming the face.

Palette: Sugar.  Blushes: Turbinado, Muscovado, Demerara.
Turbinado: it has a sheen to it but is not a shimmery blush, nor a matte blush. It is a reddish brown color, going to the terra-cotta family of colors.
Muscovado:  shimmery blushes, it has purple undertone, with a  red and brown base, with gold shimmer to it it gives the perfect blush for a party or bronzed look.
Demerara: matte finish blush, is a coral color, with warmer undertones to it.

Flame: Furnace, Bon Fire, Molten

Furnace: slightly shimmery blush, red and brown base to it, gold shimmer on it.
Bon Fire: True red color,  matte and i think is perfect for special effects makeup but it works really well as a blush when a applied really lightly on the skin.
Molten: Shimmery blush, coral with golden tones to it.

Pink Sprint: Pink Parfait, Pink Ice, Pinktini
Pink Parfait: Matte finish, purple with cooler undertones to it. the color is kind of a wine color.
Pink Ice: Matte finish, cooler tone bright pink. perfect for a pop of color.
Pinktini: matte finish, purply color blush, cooled toned.

LACE: Crochet, Guipure, Chantilly
Crochet: Warm coral orange color, matte finish.
Guipure: Shimmer blush, coral, brown and red tones, warm blush, gold shimmer to it.
Chantilly:  slightly cooled tone coral, matte finish.

Face Contour Kit:
Good enough range of colors.
Perfect shades to contour the face and to highlight, if apply how is supposed to it will give you a warmth but not an orange film to


Sleek Makeup I-Divine Mineral based eyeshadow palettes:
12 eyeshadows in each one.
Beautiful color.
Pigmented like nobody business.
Great range of color.

Glory (limited edition 2012 collection)




Sleek Eye Dust:
Highly Pigmented Pigments.
Easy to apply, a bit messy, but every pigment is.
amazing range of colors.
Good amount in every jar.


Sleek True Color Lipsticks:

left to right: CHERRY, MYSTIC(matte), STILETTO(matte), PEACHES AND CREAM, PAPAYA PUNCH(matte).
 Highly pigmented lipsticks, nothing wrong to say about them they are beautiful.

Sleek Eyeliners:

Lip Liner in blackberry. Eyeliner kohl in gold. (HATE) they are hard and awful.

Canary Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Dragon Fruit, Tonic, Pumpkin.

The last 5 eyeliners are good, i use them when i have something special on my mind, for special effects or for a recreation. they are creamy easy to use, you can smudge them and when they set they won't move.

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