Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sleek Makeup: The Berry Collection: Swatches and Look


Hello Guys,

As promised, here are the swatches for Sleek's three piece berry collection. This limited edition collection features a True Colour Lipstick in Cranberry, a Kohl Pencil in Mossberry,a Blush in Fernberry and retails for $15.99. All three of these products range from various matte shades of berry, hence the collections title :P

As I've stated in previous posts, I a big fan of Sleek blushes. So once I saw that this set included a blush, I had to have it; regardless of what other products the blush was paired with.

 From left to right: True Colour Lipstick in Cranberry, Kohl Liner in Mossberry, Blush in Fernberry.

I'll just jump right into my favorite piece in the set...the blush :) Fernberry is a beautiful warm reddish/ brown diluted berry blush. Moderately pigmented, Fernberry blends to lovely wintry festive spicy berry matte flush. Love it!

Next, is the True Colour Lipstick in Cranberry. I'm a bit torn on how I feel about this lipstick, I like it but I don't love it and I wouldn't recommend it. Cranberry is a wine berry with a redden pink undertone. Although this lipstick has a matte formula, it has a decent creamy texture. My main issues with cranberry is how it applies unevenly, making me work a little harder to get the desired opacity.

My least favorite item in the set was the kohl pencil. The consistency of this kohl is extremely dry, causing it to drag and pull on the skin. During application, the product went on patchy and even ball up and flaked in certain areas...not a fan!

  All three products were used in this look


Look Breakdown
Face 
Smashbox Color Correcting Primer in blend.
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Santa Fe (Medium 2).
Shu Uemura Hard Formula brow Pencil in Seal Brown.
Sleek blush in Fernberry.
Eyes:
Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
Mac Studio Sculpt Concealer in NW25
Mac Eye Shadow in Rite of Spring (All over the lid, brow bone and inner corner) .
Sleek Kohl Pencil in Mossberry (in the crease).
Mac Eye Shadow in Ground Brown ( line the lower lashline).
Mac Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Tendered ( lower waterline).
Black liquid liner (Japanese brand and I forgot the name).
Benefit Badgal Lash Mascara ( upper lashes).
Mac Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara (upper and lower lashes). 
Lips
Sleek True Lip Colour in Cranberry. 

Overall, I'd still get this palette just for the blush alone. The lipstick was good, and the kohl was anything but. This set is a good way (and affordable one too) to introduce yourself or someone else to sleek products :)  At this moment, The Berry Collection is still available at sleekmakeup.com

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time

2 comments:

  1. I know this is an old post but I was looking for something completely different only Google offered this post instead. Just wanted to ask if you've used the pencil as a lipliner? I found it works much better as one than it does an eyeliner :) x

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    1. Hi Anonymous! Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed this post anyway :) and you're right, the kohl does work better as a lipliner. You just have to make sure to exfoliate your lips before applying.

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