Hey my gorgeous lovelies, Today I was thinking about makeup(when am I not) and how some people are into certain products; for example, some people are into lip glosses, lipsticks, eye shadows,blushes, etc... So, I just wanted to share some of my vices with you, blushes(all forms) and eye products(i.e. eye shadows and eyeliners). I am a total blush and eye shadow fiend, yes, I love lip products and face products as well but these two products hold a special place in my heart. Now on that note, I want to share my sleek makeup blush collection with you all, so this will be a brief overview of the products, including color description and swatches.
Sleek makeup in a drugstore cosmetics brands based in the U.K. who strive to provide a comprehensive range of cosmetic products to various ethnic backgrounds, especially catering to Asian, Latin, Caribbean, and black African women.
From left to right: Rose Gold, Pomegranate, Sunrise, Santorini
Rose Gold: a pretty pinky-peach with a golden sheen shimmer. This may be a more price friendly alternative to Nars' Orgasm blush, although Rose Gold leans more peach and has more of a gold sheen to it . Perfect color for spring and summer.
Pomegranate: one of the shade types I love to wear during the colder seasons. Pomegranate is a deep raspberry with a pink and gold shimmer. One of my favorite Sleek blushes!
Sunrise: First off, I just want to say that I got all excited just to write about this blush. I love, love, love sunrise, another favorite!! Yes this color does look a little scary in the pan(actually sunrise looks bronze in the pan), especially for our gorgeous pale ladies (just use a light hand with this blush), but don't be afraid to try this color out. Sunrise is a lovely plummy pinky russet red shade with brown undertones and shots of gold, does that make sense??? This is amazing shade for fall and winter and I can't wait for fall so I can rock sunrise out ; ) Wow, I kinda went of on this one huh?
Santorini: Santorini is part of sleek's Mediterranean collection and limited edition. This blush is not an electric matte hot pink, it's an electrified matte hot pink! Just like sunrise, don't let the intensity of this color intimidate you, Santorini is a fun shade to wear, especially during summer.
From left to right: Scandalous, Pixie Pink, Flamingo, Sahara
Scandalous: This came out with the Valentine's collection at the beginning of this year, Scandalous is a matte pur'ee(pardon the pun) tomato red, kind of reminds me of Ronald McDonald in some weird way. This color would look great on various skin tones, especially darker skin toned ladies.
Pixie Pink: A matte pepto bismol/bubblegum pink. This is a great year round shade. So if you're going for that cute, sweet, innocent girly look, then this is the blush for you. I love this color and wear it a lot. I'm just not sure how much of "innocent" I'm really pulling off ; P
Flamingo: This blush is exactly that, a flamingo pink. this was the exact color of the flamingo printed shower curtain my mom had in her bathroom in the earlier 90's when we first moved to Miami (traumatized), but all therapy aside, this is a lovely shade and can easily be worn by all skin tones, another perfect year round blush.
Sahara: a straight up terracotta color and matte. Love this color for autumn. I truly believe this color could work for a variety of skin tones, it just depends on the kind of hand you use.
From left to right: Flushed, Coral, Pan-Tao
Flushed: A redden berry matte tone. Another shade I love, Flushed provides a perfect romantic finish to your look. Great for the winter season, who knows, maybe you'll be wearing flushed this holiday season while being kissed under the mistletoe ; )
Coral: Coral is nowhere near anything coral, actually, it's more of a burnt orange; and has a matte finish. Another autumn side, and even though thanksgiving isn't celebrated in Japan :'( , I'll be having some KFC on that day and you better believe I'll be wearing coral.
Pan-Tao: This blush was part of the Avoir La Peche collection and is limited edition. Actually, I checked the sleek website and Pan-Tao is no longer available. You may still be able to find this blush through other avenues, so even though this product is no longer available, I'll still be giving you my TWO DOLLARS !! Pan-tao is a matte bright orange peach, orange creamsicle color. This is a color I enjoyed wearing this spring and summer.
Now, if you're not in Europe or in an area where Sleek cosmetics are sold, you can buy these products online at: Sleekmakeup.com. Sleek does offer international shipping at a flat rate of $13.50, some of you may feel this is a bit much, but trust me, I've seen worse and this is actually pretty reasonable since you do get your items in a timely manner and the packaging is cute. Now, since we're on the subject of packaging, the only qualm I have is that the compacts can be a little difficult to open; thus, resulting it nicking the product (or your polish)once you get these bad boys open. So remember, Exercise a little patience when opening (wish I could follow my own advise, but I'm just tooooo impatient ). By the way, in case you were wondering, Sleek makeup does not test their products on animals (A huge bonus in my book)!!
Overall, sleek makeup is an excellent drugstore brand! All the blushes are highly pigmented and wearing amazingly (I get about 8 to 9 hours of wear).
So finally, I leave you with a little bit of wisdom, as Confucius once said, "it is sometimes easier to build up a product then it is to blend it away", ...Okay, so maybe Confucius really didn't say that and it was just me, but the principle is just the same :P
Me wearing sleek's Pixie Pink.
Looking Gorgeous on lipstick at a time